Unit Manager: Gynaecology and Labour Ward
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Durban, South Africa
5d ago
source : Job Placements

Unit Manager : Gynaecology and Labour Ward

Key performance areas :

  • Ensure all midwifery / nursing staff in the team practice safely, are competent and work within their scope of practice.
  • Ability to plan strategically and financially.
  • Ability to teach staff in the unit.
  • Assume the role of Nurse Educator with Students.
  • Ability to coordinate patient care, ward management and leadership of the professions of midwifery and nursing to ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care and efficient use of resources.
  • Must be capable of overseeing routine antenatal, intrapartum care and postnatal care for normal pregnancy including risk assessment, recognition of complications and initiation of appropriate action.

  • Overseeing the Coordination of individualized care from point of first contact throughout the episode of care, incorporating discharge planning in the plan of care.
  • To ensure the unit is run to the highest standards at all time.
  • Ability to plan, organise, control, lead and direct the team to achieve the company goals.
  • Ability to understand and follow policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Have good leadership and problem-solving skills.
  • Good Interaction skills with doctors, patients and colleagues essential.
  • Ability to handle all conflict situations in the Unit.
  • Ability to uphold legislation required to DOH, SANC / DOL.
  • Equipment maintenance and motivations.
  • Recruitment of nursing personnel with the NSM.
  • Ability to lead and supervise staff.
  • Competent with the Hospital Regulations and Policy.
  • Ensure all assets are monitored and accurately accounted for.
  • Ensure the fixed assets register is managed and maintained.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation
  • Ensure compliance with all taxation requirements, associated lodgement of relevant returns within required timeframes.
  • Ensure that the JMH Group accounting systems comply with South African Accounting Standards and are relevant to the Healthcare sector requirements
  • Ensure effective management of debtors and creditors accounts.
  • Minimum requirements :

  • Approximately five (5) years experience as a Sister, deputising for the Unit Manager.
  • Must be a qualified Midwife, Advanced Midwifery would be advantageous.
  • Diploma in Nursing Administration is essential.
  • The ideal person will have willingness to assume job ownership, work independently and apply principles of continuous improvement.
  • Computer literacy MS Word & Excel
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