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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. The Nursing Services Manager will be responsible for coordinating improved quality nursing care by ensuring compliance to professional and ethical practice. In accordance, the incumbent will be accountable for coordinating capacity building, mentoring and training, financial and stock management including cost effective quality patient care 


  • Promotes and restores patients’ health by developing day-to-day management and long-term planning of the patient’s care.

  • Directs and develops nursing staff by creating schedules, offering advice, and answering any health-related questions.

  • Collaborates with physicians and multidisciplinary professional staff.

  • Provides physical and psychological support for patients, as well as their friends and families.

  • Completes patient care requirements by scheduling and assigning nursing and staff.

  • Ensure compliance with protocols, policies and acts.

  • Ensure the all-clinical departments are providing safe, cost-effective quality patient care in line with the Clinical Governance strategy and evidence-based practice.

  • Ensure the principles of infection prevention and all standard precautions are adhered to implementing group quality initiatives.

  • Evaluate the patient’s journey through patient experience and stakeholder input.

  • Consider and integrate relevant local environmental factors into SWOT analysis and tactical nursing plans, making adjustments and improvements as needed and respond to changes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Managing all related nursing services and activities according to the policies, procedures, philosophy and objectives of the Hospital.

  • Ensuring that nursing standards, quality assurance and risk management is maintained within the hospital.

  • Implementation and management of clinical governance.

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

  • Implementation and management of clinical governance.

  • Keep abreast of current research in the applicable discipline.

  • Assign decision making authority / task responsibility to appropriate persons in order to maximize organization end employee effectiveness.

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

  • Drive business unit profitability by monitoring and managing expenses and implementing financial controls.

  • Assist in growing the revenue of the hospital.

  • Manage all costs emanating from all clinical departments.

  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information and participating in team-building exercises.

  • Ensure correct billing, stock management and purchasing.


  • 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 

Salary is market related

If you would like to apply please send your updated CV to

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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