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UNIT MANAGER - EAST LONDON - 365863
UNIT MANAGER - EAST LONDON
Healthcare/ Pharmacies / Hospitals / Medical / Emergency Services
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
East London, Gauteng
My Client is looking for a Unit Manager for their Maternity and Labour Wards situated in East London! The incumbent will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating clinical practice and resources within the Unit to achieve the company and hospital objectives of quality, growth and people.
Lead the implementation of the nursing care plan and co-ordinate and facilitate the delivery of the correct treatment plan within the correct MDT program in order to achieve clinical outcomes.
Function as clinical expert in achieving patient outcomes.
Ensure competence of staff and students, determine and drive criteria for effective professional socialization, create an environment conducive to learning and provide feedback to relevant stakeholders.
Promote customer satisfaction within unit, address customer complaints, conduct quality care rounds and clinical practice audits to monitor care levels and report accordingly.
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.
Effective Leadership and People Management
Demonstrate visible leadership in respect of the Company's values, operating model, Nursing strategy and image of the profession, actively sponsor the Company's initiatives and projects to ensure continued and improved productivity.
Drive and manage all people related processes within unit.
Participate in business planning and budgeting processes and manage nursing costs according to budget.
Manage stock utilization and drive product management processes within unit together with relevant stakeholders.
Ensure staff are trained on the operation of equipment within unit and together with relevant stakeholders ensure equipment is in working order to provide a safe patient environment.
Effective Relationships with Internal & External Stakeholders
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.
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 the Company and communicate impact of industry challenges on the Nursing profession.
Desired Experience & Qualification
Degree or Diploma in Nursing
Certified qualification in the specialist discipline is essential i.e Midwife Qualified
Current registration with SANC
At least 2 year’s relevant experience in nursing to meet the critical outputs
Proven leadership and people management skill would be an advantage
Basic understanding of labour legislation, financial and chain management principles
Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage
Driver’s license and ability to travel