A vacancy exists for a Nurse Manager based at Life Riverfield Lodge, reporting to Carey MacColl, Clinic Manager. Life Riverfield Lodge Hospital is an 87 bed Rehab and Mental health facility located in Nietgedacht, Jo’Burg North. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, leading and coordinating the nursing function within the hospital in line with hospital and company strategic objectives of growth, quality and people.
Effective operational management of clinical outcomes
Ensure optimal functioning of nursing operations by establishing clinical care risks with Unit Managers, developing and implementing nursing care strategy and regular progress reviews with multi-disciplinary team including driving compliance to LHC clinical standards
Drive compliance and improvement of LHC & nursing quality metrics and quality accreditation systems to ensure reduction of risks and as safe patient environment
Lead, drive and participate in various LHC & Nursing quality initiatives and BOP’s
To ensure the correct interpretation and classification of the complaint management policy
Effective financial management
Plan, prepare and monitor budget monthly, manage, together with relevant stakeholders, labour spend in line with budget, patient requirements and actual activities, RSRT environment and ensure continued focus on internal DSO
To manage stock and cost of sales to optimise cost saving opportunities in line with DOMINO opportunities
To manage and report on the nursing excellence tool to ensure effective nursing cost management (DOMINO)
Effective people management
Participate actively in Hospital management committee meetings
Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to LHC people policies and practices.
Actively participate in the selection process of learners and clinical training specialists to promote training within the unit
Effective building of relationships with internal/external stakeholders
Ensure productive working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders by participating in various forums, cross-functional activities and by identifying networking opportunities.
Market the professional image of Nursing and the Hospital within the community, participate actively in marketing initiatives and promote nursing as a career.
Drive formal nurse training and CPD to address critical shortage and competence.
Governance and risk management
Ensure optimal management of departmental governance to achieve sound business ethics, risk management and control with appropriate transparencies and controls
Degree / Diploma in Nursing
Post-graduate qualification is advantageous.
Current registration with South African Nursing Council
Relevant clinical experience and knowledge to the critical outputs
Relevant rehabilitation or mental health knowledge would be advantageous
Proven leadership and management experience within healthcare (ideally private healthcare)
Basic understanding of labour legislation
Understanding of business principles and a commercial orientation
Computer proficiency (MS office)
Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Drive & energy
Leading by example
Motivating and developing people
Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any communication after 2 weeks of closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.
External candidates will also be considered.
Life Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer.