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Unit Manager - Surgical Ward

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 surgical ward for a large private hospital group. The Unit Manger job is based in Cape Town, South Africa.


  • Evaluate nursing quality indicators and clinical outcomes

  • Communicate effectively with patients regarding their care

  • Promote health and well-being of patients and 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

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

  • 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

  • Work effectively and cooperatively with others to establish and maintain good working relationships that are mutually beneficial.

  • 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.

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

  • Foster an effective working relationship with service providers

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

  • Compliance with the SANC code for a Registered Nurse and all applicable health care legislations

  • Post-basic qualification in Nursing Management advantageous

  • An intermediate level of Computer proficiency

  • Implementation of Quality improvement measures and processes and National Care Standards

  • Minimum 5 or more experience in a private hospital setting is preferred

  • Unit Manager or Shift Leader/CNS with 3 years or more experience

  • Experience in Clinical Leadership

  • Orthopedic nursing experience would be 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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