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Nursing Services Manager

As the leading medical recruitment agency in South Africa, our client has an exciting opportunity for a Nursing Services Manager based in Malmesbury, Cape Town, South Africa.  The Nursing Services Manager is to deliver expert overall nursing management of the hospital. This includes the coordination of all functions and activities related to the provision, promotion and assurance of quality patient care, through the leadership of a multidisciplinary team in consultation with all relevant stakeholders. The Nursing Services Manager will assume responsibility for motivating, supporting and optimizing staff performance through capacity building, mentoring and training thereby ensuring that an optimum contribution is made to the successful functioning of the hospital.


  • Collaborates with physicians and multidisciplinary professional staff.

  • Maintains nursing staff by coaching, counseling, and disciplining through monitoring and appraising nurses’ job performance.

  • Monitor safety standards in accordance with the Machine and Occupational Safety Act (Act 6 of 1983). Report all accidents and incidents to Hospital Manager / Safety Representatives.

  • Communicate effectively with units’ managers. 

  • Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of the business mission, value proposition and value chain by presenting clear action items related for nursing initiatives in response to more challenges or opportunities facing the hospital.

  • Understand nursing “best in class” benchmarking and apply the knowledge to audit the hospital nursing practices and identify and implement areas of improvement

  • Maintains nursing staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training nurses and auxiliary staff.

  • Moves others to action by translating the vision and values into day-to-day activities and guiding others to take the appropriate action steps to support the vision and values.

  • Create an environment where staff are aware of the role, they play in the provision of quality nursing care and their value to the organization.

  • Develop talented nursing leaders through mentorship and coaching. 

  • Facilitate effective change and conflict management.

  • Create conditions of willingness and participation amongst teams by providing sufficient encouragement, information, resources and authority to make the necessary decisions to accomplish tasks.

  • Monitor staff attendance and / or absenteeism and ensure action is taken accordingly.

  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by designing health procedures and protocols.

  • Manage, advise and influence the delivery of cost-effective quality nursing care in line with Clinical Governance strategy and evidence-based practice.

  • Management of the nursing budget as well as understanding the financial fundamentals of the healthcare business.

  • Manage all costs emanating from all clinical departments.

  • Build strategic interdepartmental relationships to help achieve business goals.

  • Promote sound staff, patient and doctor relationships.

  • Foster an effective working relationship with service providers.

  • Ensure correct billing, stock management and purchasing.

  • Efficient stock management and control.


  • A relevant nursing qualification (Diploma in General Nursing / B Cur Degree)

  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse.

  • A post basic qualification in Nursing Administration

  • A relevant business management qualification is advantageous.

  • A minimum of 5 years management as a Unit Manager or Nursing Manager experience within a private sector 

If this vacancy is closed or you have any questions, please contact

Please be advised that you will be contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment within 14 days should we wish to proceed with your application. Similarly, if you are not contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment, please accept your application as unsuccessful. Your CV will automatically be added to our database and we could be contacting you should a suitable position arise.


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