Senior Nursing Manager

at Life Wilgers Hospital
Published May 5, 2024
Expires June 7, 2024
Location Pretoria, South Africa
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full-Time  


A vacancy exists for a Senior Nurse Manager based at Life Wilgers Hospital in Pretoria, reporting to the Hospital Manager. 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.


Degree / Diploma in Nursing
Post-graduate degree in nursing management
Current registration with South African Nursing Council
5-10 years’ relevant clinical experience and knowledge of the critical outputs within a medium or large hospital
5-10 years’ proven leadership and management experience within a medium or large healthcare facility (ideally private healthcare)
Basic understanding of labour legislation.
Understanding of business principles and a commercial orientation
Computer proficiency (MS office)
Valid drivers license


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

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