Hospital Manager

at Life Entabeni Hospital
Location Durban, South Africa
Date Posted January 30, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-Time



A vacancy has arisen for a Hospital Manager at Life Entabeni Hospital, reporting to the Regional Manager – Coast East Region. The successful candidate will be responsible for meeting the needs of the internal and external customers through the execution of the Life Healthcare strategic and operational objectives in growth, quality & people by leading, managing and coordinating all hospital activities.


Critical Outputs

Effective management of marketing strategy (including growth) by:


Developing a marketing strategy for the hospital aligned to LHC business plan and marketing strategy and drive the marketing of the hospital by understanding, identifying and addressing the needs of the target market and local community including understanding competitor strategies

Ensuring the achievement of the hospital financial targets by:


Preparing and monitoring annual budgets with management in order to implement corrective actions as required

Planning and delivering Capex projects on time and within the specified budget

Managing of revenue, cost of sales, overheads, EBITDA and working capital

In all of the above identify trends, using root cause analysis, and implement remedial action where necessary through effective use of heads of department and Enabling functions as required

Ensuring and driving optimal management of business governance to achieve sound business ethics, risk management and control with appropriate transparency and controls

Effective hospital operations management through:


Driving the optimal functioning of hospital operations, identifying and monitoring gaps and risks and implement corrective action accordingly

Maintaining quality patient care standards

Effective relationship management with doctors

Driving doctor attraction and retention and co-ordinating and participating, where applicable, in the optimal functioning of the Medical Advisory Committee

Effective quality systems management

Driving improvement of quality metrics and implementation of LHC standardised complaints management system

Drive retention of ISO certification and ensure compliance to clinical benchmarking

Actively lead and market quality in LHC as it relates to staff, doctors and other stakeholders

Ensuring effective people management by:


Demonstrating visible leadership in respect of LHC values, operating model and strategy

Actively sponsoring LHC initiatives and projects as it relates to hospital

Actively lead and manage hospital MANCO and ensure participation from all parties to achieve strategic objectives

Providing direction and inspiring positive work behaviour in hospital

Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to LHC people policies and practices

Effective governance and risk management by:


Ensuring and driving optimal management of business governance to achieve sound business ethics, risk management and control with appropriate transparency and control




Relevant business or healthcare degree essential (post graduate qualification advantageous)

Proven leadership and general business management experience (including financial management and business planning processes) within a healthcare environment or services industry

Knowledge of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role-players including understanding of relevant legislation

Basic understanding of or the ability to learn specialisation fields, terminology and medical equipment

Computer proficiency




Leading by example

Problem-solving, analysis and judgement



Engaging diversity

Influencing skills

Business insight

Drive and energy

Excellence orientation

Ethical behaviour

Building relationships & networking

Customer responsiveness

Verbal & written communication skills

Motivating and developing people


Interested candidates can send their CV