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Netcare: Night Manager

Remuneration:Cost to company 
Location:Cape Town, Kuils River, Northern Suburbs
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Management Jnr-Mid
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Company:Rhens Consulting

Job description


The Night Manager will assume overall responsibility for the hospital ensuring a safe environment to all patients, staff and stakeholders.
The incumbent will also be responsible for all operational activities in the absence of other Managers. In accordance the incumbent will be accountable for coordinating capacity building, mentoring and training.


OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE (Operational process improvement and efficiencies)
  • Ensure the effective management of all nursing related services and activities, according to the policies, procedures and objectives of Netcare
  • Assist the Nursing Manager and Unit Managers to develop and implement action plans to improve problem areas and to monitor progress at night
  • Monitor results of the Staff Survey and assist the Nursing Manager and Unit Managers to address problem areas and staff concerns
  • Liaise with agencies to provide additional staff where required
  • Monitor quality care delivered by all staff including agency staff


  • Governance and quality management
  • Ensure that the nursing standards, quality assurance and risk management is maintained in the hospital.
  • Determine acuity and workload of all wards/units and allocate staff appropriately.
  • Identify quality improvement opportunities and ensure appropriate strategy and quality improvement initiatives are developed and measured.
  • Ensure the principles of infection prevention and all standard precautions are adhered to.
  • Implement group quality initiatives.
  • Risk management
  • Investigate all negative incidents and ensure appropriate capturing on IMS
  • Monitor safety standards in accordance with the Machine and Occupational Safety Act (Act 6 of 1983). Report all accidents and incidents to Line Manager / Safety Representatives
  • Ensure compliance with protocols, policies and Acts
  • Ensure that all equipment is in working order and properly maintained
  • Control of asset register
  • Patient care
  • Develop and continue quality circles in the departments
  • Co-ordinate and monitor all nursing activities in the hospital
  • Ensure smooth delivery of care by regular ward rounds and audits
  • Monitor the management of all medication
  • Conduct regular checks of emergency equipment
  • Facilitate patient referrals where required
  • Liaise with the treating Doctors and ensure their orders are carried out

  • Ensure achievement of transformation goals as set out by the Transformation Committee


  • Actively participate as a member of a team to achieve goals
Personal and professional development
  • Active involvement in own professional development to maintain a satisfactory level of skill and knowledge
  • Keep up to date with Netcare’s evolving policies and procedures
  • Keep abreast of current research in the applicable discipline
People management
  • 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 organisation and employee effectiveness.
  • Develop a talented nursing workforce.
  • Facilitate a culture that is supportive of talent management and the initiation of required implementations to hone nursing talent
  • Facilitate effective change and conflict management
  • Ensure professional conduct and appearance of staff
  • Maintain the process of Maximising Performance and Balanced Score Cards.
  • Maintain a student friendly, academic environment in the hospital at night and work closely with the Clinical Facilitation Department to address problems and to implement solutions where applicable.
  • Encourage in-service training for nursing staff based on their Individual Development Plans
  • Monitor absenteeism rates of nursing staff and assist the Nursing Manager and Unit Managers to manage appropriately
Build and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Work effectively and co-operatively 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
  • Develop collaborative relationships to help accomplish work goal


Strategic business alignment
  • Maintain alignment with hospital Nursing Strategy


The Company's approved Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process aligned to the Group's Employment Equity strategy. Netcare actively supports the recruitment of people with disabilities.

Please note:
  • In the event of a candidate having any disability that may impair the individual's ability to perform the job function, the candidate must kindly inform the employer so that an assessment for reasonable accommodation can be made.
  • By applying for this position and providing us with your CV and other personal information, you are consenting to the information being used for the specific purpose for which it was provided, which is recruitment purposes and possible appointment purposes (should you be successful) and any other related purposes and that therefore Netcare will not be in breach of the POPI ACT(Protection Of Personal Information Act 2013, Act No 4 of 2013) . Please note that your information will thus be processed for recruitment and related purposes to assess the establishment of an employment relationship with yourself, and this will be done in accordance with the applicable data protection and privacy legislation. We confirm that such information will be used for such related purposes and that we hereby have your consent hereto.
  • If you object to your information being used in accordance with the aforementioned clauses, please indicate your objection and we will immediately destroy your personal information in a secure manner.


  • Please e-mail a detailed CV to or alternately send a whatsapp/SMS to contact number 081 812 3897 if you fulfill the criteria detailed above.





  • A relevant nursing qualification (Diploma in General Nursing/ B Cur Degree) or equivalent NQF level 7 qualification
  • Registration with SANC as a Registered Nurse
  • Compliance with the SANC code for a Registered Nurse and all applicable health care legislations
  • A qualification in BLS/ALS is beneficial


  • 2 or more years’ experience in a private hospital setting
  • Experience in clinical leadership

Posted on 09 Jul 15:53

Leah Fritz

+27 81 812 3897
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