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Unit Manager - Maternity

As the leading medical recruitment agency in South Africa, we have a role for a Unit Manager who will be responsible for coordinating improved quality nursing care for the maternity ward for a large private hospital group. The Unit Manger job is based in Cape Town, South Africa.


  • Maintain customer intimacy through building relationships with doctors, nursing staff, suppliers and building patient loyalty

  • Assign decision making, authority, tasks and responsibility to appropriate persons in order to maximize organization and employee effectiveness.

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

  • Evaluate nursing quality indicators and clinical outcomes

  • Create and maintain a positive environment where the differences of others are recognized, understood,and valued, so that all can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions.

  • Orientation of new staff and students

  • Facilitate staff development both personal and professional

  • Coaching and mentoring of staff

  • Ensure professional conduct and appearance of staff

  • Promote staff wellbeing

Job Requirements:

  • A relevant nursing qualification (Diploma in General Nursing/ B Cur Degree) or equivalent NQF 7 qualification

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

  • Post-basic qualification in Nursing Management advantageous

  • Current certificate in BLS and ACLS preferred

  • Minimum 2-3 years management/clinical leadership experience in a Maternity setting

  • Private hospital experience advantageous

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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