Nurse Manager

at Life Knysna Private Hospital
Published May 15, 2024
Expires June 22, 2024
Location 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 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 reduction of risks and as safe patient environment
Lead, drive and participate in various LHC & Nursing quality initiatives and BOP’s
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.
Effective building of relationships with internal/external stakeholders

Ensure productive working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders by participating in various forums, cross-functional activities and by identifying networking opportunities.
Effective marketing

Market the professional image of Nursing and the Hospital within the community, participate actively in marketing initiatives and promote nursing as a career.
Drive formal nurse training and CPD to address critical shortage and competence.


Degree / Diploma in Nursing
Post-graduate Clinical, Education and / or Management qualifications is advantageous.
Current registration with South African Nursing Council
Minimum of 5 years 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)
Driver’s license and ability to travel


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

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