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Advert Ref: RMQ881
Advert Title: Unit Manager
Area: La Lucia, Durban
Advert Type: Full-Time
Working Hours: 40 Hours
Time Conditions: Dayshift
Salary: R35,000 - R53,000
Closing Date: 5 May 2023

The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating improved quality nursing care by ensuring compliance to professional and ethical practice. The Unit Manager 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.

Patient care
Ensure unit is providing safe, cost effective quality patient care in line with Clinical Governance strategy and 
evidence based practice.
Evaluation of the patient’s journey through patient experience and stakeholder input.
Evaluation of nursing quality indicators and clinical outcomes.
Effective communication with patients regarding their care.
Promotion of health and well being.
Ensuring the principles of infection prevention and all standard precautions are adhered to.
Promote good public relations with patients, relatives and visitors.
Identify quality improvement opportunities and ensure appropriate strategy and Quality Improvement 
initiatives are developed and measured.
Implementing group quality initiatives.

Staff leadership and development
Foster an environment where staff are aware of the role they play in the provision of quality patient care 
and their value to the organization.
Foster an environment in which roles and responsibilities are clearly understood and accountability is taken.
Management and supervision of staff and all related issues.
Monitor staff attendance and/or absenteeism and ensure action is taken accordingly.
Enforce staff dress code within and on leaving the Hospital.
Coordinate the nursing activities within the unit.
Orientation of new staff and students.
Ensure ongoing performance appraisals for all staff.
Facilitate staff development both personal and professional.
Coaching and mentoring of staff.

Management of costs
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.

Risk Management
Investigate all negative incidents and ensure appropriate capturing on IMS.
Monitor safety standards in accordance with the Machine and Occupational Safety Act (Act 6 of 1983). 
Report all accidents and incidents to Line Manager / Safety Representatives.
Ensure compliance with protocols, policies and Acts.
Ensure that all equipment is in working order and properly maintained.
Control of asset register.

A relevant nursing qualification (Diploma in General Nursing/ B Cur Degree).
Registration with SANC as a Registered Nurse.
A relevant post graduate qualification in Critical Care.
Certification in Basic life support (BLS) or Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) would be advantageous.
A relevant post graduate qualification in Nursing Management would be advantageous.
2 or more years experience in a private hospital setting is advantageous.
2 or more years experience in clinical leadership (management).

Interested Applicants who meet the requirements may apply here on our website or use the email address of La Lucia Hospital HR Manager STELLA VAN ROOY []. Applicants will be conducted shortly, Should you not be contacted in 14 days of your application, Please consider your application unsuccessful and thank you for your interest in our healthcare group.

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