Unit Manager Maternity Ward - Northern Suburbs Verfied

Salary Negotiable Northern Suburbs, Western Cape Northern Suburbs, Western Cape more than 14 days ago 19-08-2021 8:58:05 AM
14-10-2021 8:58:05 AM
Role: Unit Manager - Maternity Ward
Location: Goodwood

Job Description:
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.

Financial Management
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

Governance and quality management
Identify quality improvement opportunities and ensure appropriate strategy and Quality Improvement initiatives are developed and measured

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

Patient care
Ensure the unit is providing safe, cost effective quality patient care in line with the Clinical Governance strategy and evidence based practice
Evaluate the patient’s journey through patient experience and stakeholder input
Evaluate nursing quality indicators and clinical outcomes
Communicate effectively with patients regarding their care
Promote health and well-being of patients and staff
Ensure the principles of infection prevention and all standard precautions are adhered to
Implementing group quality initiatives
Transformation targets
Ensure achievement of transformation goals as set out by the Transformation Committee

People management
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.
Cooperate with Education Division to ensure appropriate nursing training for the delivery of quality care
Facilitate a culture that is supportive of talent management and the initiation of required implementations to hone nursing talent
Monitor staff attendance and/or absenteeism and ensure action is taken accordingly
Enforce staff dress code within and on leaving the Hospital
Facilitate effective change and conflict management
Orientation of new staff and students
Facilitate staff development both personal and professional
Coaching and mentoring of staff
Ensure professional conduct and appearance of staff
Promote staff wellbeing

Build and maintain stakeholder relationships
Work effectively and cooperatively with others to establish and maintain good working relationships that are mutually beneficial.
Create and maintain a positive environment where the differences of others are recognized, understood, and valued, so that all can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions.
Develop collaborative relationships to help accomplish work goal
Maintain customer intimacy through building relationships with doctors, nursing staff, suppliers and building patient loyalty
Build strategic inter-departmental relationships to help achieve business goals at Exco and departmental level within the hospitals
Foster an effective working relationship with service providers
Foster an effective working relationship with Public liability

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 and Midwife
Compliance with the SANC code for a Registered Nurse and all applicable health care legislations
Post-basic qualification in Nursing Management advantageous
Current certificate in BLS and ANLS preferred
An intermediate level of Computer proficiency
Minimum 2-3 years management/clinical leadership experience in a Maternity setting
Private hospital experience advantageous