Unit Manager - ICU

Location: Umhlanga, Durban, KwaZulu Natal
Date Posted: 21-01-2018
ROLE SUMMARY
The Unit Manager will be responsible for coordinating improved quality nursing care by ensuring compliance to professional and ethical practice.
The incumbent will also be responsible for monitoring and ensuring that nursing care and service delivery is implemented and practiced within a multi-disciplinary quality assurance team. In accordance the incumbent will be accountable for coordinating capacity building, mentoring and training.
 
KEY WORK OUTPUT AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Manage acuities and skill mix in such a way as to ensure cost effective quality care
  • Manage all costs emanating from the department
  • Ensure correct billing, stock management and purchasing
  • Facilitate timeous and accurate compilation of files
  • Identify quality improvement opportunities and ensure appropriate strategy and Quality Improvement initiatives are developed and measured
  • Active involvement in own professional development to maintain a satisfactory level of skill and knowledge
  • Keep up to date with the client’s evolving policies and procedures
  • Keep abreast of current research in the applicable discipline
  • Create an environment where staff are aware of the role they play in the provision of quality nursing care and their value to the organization
  • Assign decision making, authority, tasks and responsibility to appropriate persons in order to maximize organisation and employee effectiveness.
  • Develop a talented nursing workforce.
  • Co-operate with the Education Division to ensure appropriate nursing training for the delivery of quality care
  • NOTE  full spec will be forwarded to shortlisted candidates..
 
EDUCATION
  • A relevant nursing qualification (Diploma in General Nursing/ B Cur Degree) or equivalent NQF 7 qualification
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse
  • Compliance with the SANC code for a Registered Nurse and all applicable health care legislations
  • A relevant management qualification will be advantageous
  • An intermediate level of Computer proficiency
  • 2 or more years’ experience in a private hospital setting
    Experience in clinical leadership
 
KNOWLEDGE
  • Sound financial knowledge and the ability to interpret financial data
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