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