Mar 04, 2021

Unit Manager - Rehabilitation & Sub-Acute Unit

  • Life Healthcare
  • Bloemfontein, South Africa
Full time Management

Job Description

A vacancy will exist from 1 May 2021 for a Unit Manager for the Rehabilitation- and Sub-acute unit based at Life Pasteur Hospital. 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.

This successful candidate will report to the Practice Manager, Mrs. Christina Fourie.

Critical Outputs
Effective clinical leadership

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 LHC values, operating model, Nursing strategy and image of the profession, actively sponsor LHC initiatives and projects to ensure continued and improved productivity.
Drive and manage all people related processes within unit.
Contribute to positive relationships amongst all members of the Rehabilitation team
Effective financial management (including equipment)

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 LHC and communicate impact of industry challenges on the Nursing profession.
Driving of internal and external CPD’s to promote rehabilitation as a specialized nursing pathway.
Degree or Diploma in nursing
Current registration with SANC
Previous nursing unit management experience of at least 5 years in general acute nursing units or a physical rehabilitation facility.
Experience in the field of acute spinal- and neuro rehabilitation would be to your advantage.
Experience in working in a casualty unit for at least 1 years or a facility with no emergency services where the unit was responsible for resuscitations.
Proof of current BLS certificate.
ACLS certificate would be to your advantage.
Proven leadership and people management skill
Clear understanding of labour legislation, financial and chain management principles
Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage
Good computer proficiency
Driver’s license
Own transport and the ability to get to the facility timeously during a crisis.
Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Engaging diversity
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Action orientation
Building relationships
Customer responsiveness
Organisational awareness
Leading by example
Motivating and developing people
Excellence orientation
Ethical behaviour

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any communication after 2 weeks of closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

External candidates will also be considered.

Life Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer.

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