Unit Manager

at Life Entabeni Hospital
Published June 26, 2024
Expires July 31, 2024
Location Durban, South Africa
Category Management  
Job Type Full-Time  


A vacancy exists for a Unit Manager for the Cardiac High Care based at Life Entabeni Hospital. The position reports to the Nurse Manager Specialized. 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.

Critical Outputs
Effective clinical leadership

Lead the implementation of the nursing 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 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, operating model, nursing strategy and image of the profession, actively sponsor LHC initiatives and projects to ensure continued and improved productivity.
Drive and manage all people related processes within unit.
Effective financial management (including equipment)

Participate in business planning and budgeting processes and manage nursing costs according to budget.
Manage stock utilization and drive product management processes within 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.


Degree or Diploma in nursing
Post basic qualification in ICU- compulsory
High Care experience is essential
Current registration with SANC
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in ICU
Proven leadership and people management skill would be an advantage
Basic understanding of labour legislation, financial and chain management principles
Understanding of the private healthcare 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
Building relationships
Customer responsiveness
Organizational awareness
Leading by example
Motivating and developing people

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