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Nurse Manager

at Life Knysna Private Hospital
Published October 13, 2023
Location Hunters Estate Dr, Fisher Haven, Knysna, South Africa
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full-Time  


A vacancy exists for a Nurse Manager based at Life Knysna Private Hospital, Knysna, reporting to Hospital Manager, Sifiso Mdluli.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, leading and coordinating the nursing function within the hospital in line with hospital and company strategic objectives of growth, quality and people.

Critical Outputs
Effective operational management of clinical outcomes

Ensure optimal functioning of nursing operations by establishing clinical care risks with Unit Managers, developing and implementing nursing care strategy and regular progress reviews with a multi-disciplinary team including driving compliance to LHC clinical standards.
Drive compliance and improvement of LHC & nursing quality metrics and quality accreditation systems to ensure the reduction of risks and a safe patient environment.
Lead, drive, and participate in various LHC and nursing quality initiatives and BOPs.
Effective financial management

Plan, prepare and monitor budget monthly, manage, together with relevant stakeholders, labour spend in line with budget, patient requirements and actual activities, RSRT environment and ensure continued focus on internal DSO.
Effective people management

Participate actively in Hospital management committee meetings.
Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to LHC people policies and practices.


Degree/Diploma in Nursing
Post-graduate Clinical, Education and/or Management qualifications are advantageous
Current registration with the South African Nursing Council
Minimum of 5 years of proven leadership and management experience in healthcare (ideally private)
Demonstrated ability in the facilitation of change management
Basic understanding of labour legislation
Understanding of business principles and a commercial orientation
Computer proficiency (MS office)


Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Engaging diversity
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Drive & Energy
Building relationships
Customer responsiveness
Organisational awareness