Saturday , September 30 2023

Life Hospital Vacancies – Unit Manager Maternity

Website Life Healthcare

Job Description:

A vacancy exists for a Unit Manager for the Maternity & Post Natal Unit based at Life St George’s Hospital. The position reports to the Nurse Manager, Maureen Khoza. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and coordinating clinical practice and resources within the unit to achieve the company and hospital objectives of quality, growth and people.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive and manage all people related processes within unit.
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with doctors by agreeing professional code of conduct, driving and monitoring effective communication regarding positive patient outcomes, functioning as an advocate for LHC and communicate impact of industry challenges on the Nursing profession.
  • Implement national quality initiatives within unit with the focus on improved clinical outcomes and report accordingly.
  • Identify clinical and safety risks and trends in all of the above, implement corrective action where necessary and monitor on an ongoing basis.
  • Initiate and drive unit specific best operating practice, communicate these for wider implementation and participate in hospital specific marketing initiatives.
  • Demonstrate visible leadership in respect of LHC values, operating model, Nursing strategy and image of the profession, actively sponsor LHC initiatives and projects to ensure continued and improved productivity.
  • Promote customer satisfaction within unit, address customer complaints, conduct quality care rounds and clinical practice audits to monitor care levels and report accordingly.
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders (i.e. HOD’s, Enabling functions, patients, family members, service providers etc.) through ongoing communication and feedback.

Job Requirements:

  • Building relationships
  • Organisational awareness
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Action orientation
  • Engaging diversity
  • Resilience

Qualification & Experience:

  • Degree or Diploma in Nursing
  • Certified qualification in the specialist discipline is essential – Midwifery
  • Basic understanding of labour legislation, financial and chain management principles
  • Current registration with SANC as Midwife
  • Relevant experience in maternity or post-natal units required
  • Proven leadership and people management skill would be most advantageous
  • Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage

Job Details:

Company: Life Healthcare

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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