Unit Manager - Theatre

Location: Umhlanga, Durban, KwaZulu Natal
Date Posted: 21-01-2018
The Unit Manager is responsible for supervision and co-ordination of activities of personnel in the Theatre, ensuring adherence to procedure and schedules. Leads and direct the work of others and supervise the maintenance of equipment, supplies, staffing and training.
  • Maintaining and improving standards in the Operating Theatre Complex.
  • Manage all costs emanating from the department.
  • Co-ordinate/facilitate Doctor’s theatre list allocation.
  • Ensure correct billing, stock management and purchasing.
  • Identify quality improvement opportunities and ensure appropriate strategy and quality improvement initiatives are developed and measured.
  • Scheduling and time management of all Operating Theatre employees and support staff.
  • Investigate all negative incidents and ensure appropriate capturing on IMS.
  • Ensure compliance with protocols, policies and acts.
  • Promote health and wellbeing of patients and staff.
  • Ensure the Operating Theatre Complex is providing safe, cost effective quality patient care in line with the Clinical governance strategy and evidence based practice.
  • Applying all aspects related to Human Resources, including performance management and disciplinary procedures.
  • Equipment and instrumentation management and control.
  • Co-ordinate/facilitate IPC in the Operating Theatre Complex.
  • A relevant nursing qualification (Diploma in General Nursing / B Cur Degree) or equivalent NQF 7 qualification
  • Registered with SANC as a Registered Nurse
  • A post-basic qualification in Operating Room Nursing Science will be advantageous
  • Any managerial or relevant business education
  • A minimum of 5 year’ experience within the Operating Theatre Complex.
  • Management experience within the relevant field is a prerequisite
  • Computer Literacy (Word & Excel)
  • Sound knowledge of the Budgetary Process
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