Nursing Unit Manager (Milnerton)

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 29-11-2017
Duties include (but not limited to):
1. Patient care
  • Promote and preserve the caring and professional approach of the nursing team in patient-centred care.
2. Personnel
  • Training, monitoring and management of nursing staff. 
  • Liaise with Nursing Manager, Dr’s, patients and staff.  
  • Administrative experience in medical recruitment including compliance, assessment, training and orientation of new staff with regards to company protocol.
  • Liaise closely with nursing agency regarding staff requirements.
  • Work closely with the Nursing Manager  to assist with disciplinary inquiries and relevant labour law legislation.
3. Administration / Management
  • Solid decision-making skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess sound knowledge of SANC.
  • Shared co-responsibility for existing three units and proposed new units.
  • Stand in for Nursing Manager, where applicable.
  • Cost effective management of nursing departments in co-operation with the Nursing Manger. 
  • Responsible to ensure complaints procedure is followed and the company is not put at risk in regard to negative financial or reputational impact.
  • Identify and implement process improvements and quality assurance. 
  • Assist with after hours on call duties.
  • Attendance of applicable meetings.
  • Ensure compliancy with company procedures and protocols by actively working with the team and uphold SANC standards.
  • Proof of Registration as a Registered Nurse with South African Nursing Council (SANC).
  • Must have done Psychiatric Nursing qualification
  • Minimum of 4 – 5 years’ experience in a nursing management capacity is recommended.
  • Qualification  in Nursing Administration and / or Nursing Management is an advantage
  • Well-developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Excellent leadership qualities - able to function well and independently under pressure. 
  • Knowledge and experience in disciplinary action. 
  • A disposition towards high quality and excellent patient care.
  • Ability to positively motivate others.
  • Computer literacy.
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