Mar 16, 2021

Unit Manager - Main Theatre

  • Life Healthcare
  • Bloemfontein, South Africa
Full time Health Care

Job Description

A vacancy exists for a Unit Manager for the Main Theatre based at Life Rosepark Hospital, Bloemfontein . The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and coordinating clinical practice and resources within the theatre to achieve the company and hospital objectives of quality, growth and people. This successful candidate will report to the Nurse Manager, Eunice Schulenburg.

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.
Drive the Unit specific CPD programs, In-service training and on the spot training.
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.
Effective financial management (including equipment)

Participate in business planning and budgeting processes and manage nursing costs according to budget.
Manage stock utilization and Cost of Sales 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.

Degree or Diploma in nursing with approximately 5 years post basic and proven leadership and/or people management experience within healthcare.
Certified qualification in the specialist discipline is essential (Diploma in Operating Theatre Nursing Science)
A post graduate Diploma in Nursing Management and/or Nursing Education would prove advantageous.
Current registration with SANC
At least 5 years’ experience as a qualified theatre registered nurse is essential
Previous unit management experience will be an advantage
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
Computer proficiency
Driver’s license and own transport
Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Engaging diversity
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Action orientation
Drive and energy
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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