Rehabilitation Practice Manager

at Life St Dominic's Rehabilitation
Published July 5, 2022
Location East London, South Africa
Category Management  
Job Type Full-Time  



A vacancy exists for a Practice Manager for the Life Rehabilitation Unit at Life St. Dominic’s Hospital based in East London. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and coordinating clinical practice and resources within the unit to achieve the company and hospital objectives of quality, growth and people. This successful candidate will report to Hospital Manager, Musa Madonsela


Critical Outputs

Growth and sustainability


Development and implementation of a sustainable growth strategy to meet the units’ activity targets

Ensuring early and equitable access to all appropriate patients requiring rehabilitation, including Life to Life referrals

Actively engaging with referral base, including referring specialists, funders and other stakeholders

Effective clinical leadership


Lead the implementation of the rehabilitation care plan and co-ordinate and facilitate the delivery of the correct treatment plan within the correct MDT program in order to achieve clinical outcomes.

Function as a clinical expert in achieving patient outcomes.

Ensure competence of staff and students, determine and drive criteria for effective professional socialization, create an environment conducive to learning and provide feedback to relevant stakeholders

Promote customer satisfaction within unit, address customer complaints, conduct quality care rounds and clinical practice audits to monitor care levels and report accordingly.

Implement national quality initiatives within unit with the focus on improved clinical outcomes and report accordingly.

Identify clinical and safety risks and trends in all of the above, implement corrective action where necessary and monitor on an ongoing basis.

Initiate and drive unit specific best operating practice, communicate these for wider implementation and participate in hospital specific marketing initiatives.

Effective leadership and people management


Demonstrate visible leadership in respect of LHC values, rehabilitation operating model, actively sponsor LHC initiatives and projects to ensure continued and improved productivity

Drive and manage all people related processes within unit.

Contribute to positive relationships amongst all members of the Rehabilitation team

Effective financial management (including equipment)


Participate in business planning and budgeting processes and manage all  costs according to budget

Manage stock utilization and drive product management processes with unit together with relevant stakeholders

Ensure staff are trained on the operation of equipment within unit and together with relevant stakeholders ensure equipment is in working order to provide a safe patient environment

Effective relationship with internal & external stakeholders


Build and maintain productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders (i.e HOD’s, Enabling functions, patients, family members, service providers etc.) through ongoing communication and feedback

Driving of internal and external CPD’s to promote rehabilitation as a specialized field.




Degree or Diploma in nursing or 4 Year Degree as an Allied Health Professional

Current registration with SANC / HPCSA

ICU/Emergency and/or rehabilitation experience in a clinical setting is an advantage

Roof of current BLS certificate

Proven leadership and people management skill and the ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams.

Clear understanding of labour legislation, financial and chain management principles

Understanding of the private healthcare and or funder industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage.

Computer proficiency

Driver’s license and ability to travel




Problem-solving, analysis and judgement


Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication and presentation


Action orientation

Excellence orientation

Ethical behaviour

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Leading by example (Key for Managers)

Motivating and developing people (Key for Managers)


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