Assistant Manager Nursing: Surgery (specialty: Ophthalmology/orthopaedics)

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
SALARY : R581 826 (PN-B4) per annum
CENTRE : Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory
CLOSING DATE : 24 August 2018

REQUIREMENTS :
Minimum educational qualification: Basic R425 qualification (i.
e diploma/degree in nursing) or equivalent qualification that allows registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as Professional Nurse.
Post-basic nursing qualification with a duration of at least 1 year accredited with the SANC in either Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Ophthalmological Nursing or Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Orthopaedic Nursing.
Registration with professional council: Current registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse.
Experience: A minimum of 10 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as a Professional 96 Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing.
At least 6 years of the period referred to above must be appropriate/recognisable experience in the specific specialty after obtaining the 1-year post-basic qualification in the relevant specialty.
At least 3 years of the period referred to above must be appropriate/recognisable experience at management level.
Competencies (knowledge/skills): Excellent verbal and written communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
In-depth knowledge and understanding of nursing legislation, related legal and ethical practices and guidelines, relevant public sector legislation, People Management and Finance policies and procedures.
Excellent problem solving, conflict resolution and leadership skills.
Ability to work independently and under pressure.
Qualification in Nursing Management recommended.

DUTIES :
Provide innovative leadership in the allocated area (Surgical pavilion inclusive of all wards dealing with surgical disciplines, e.
g.
Ophthalmology, orthopaedic, General Surgery and the Stomatherapy Department to realise the strategic goals and objectives of the Nursing Division.
Coordinate the provision of person-centred care by setting standards, as well as involvement in policy and guideline development.
Monitor the standard of nursing care, as well as guidance and participation in improvement projects with regards to quality of care.
Effective management of human and financial resources.
Coordinate the provision of effective training and research to ensure professional growth and adhere to ethical standards.

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