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Unit Manager – Cath Lab

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

Job description


The Unit Manager will be responsible for coordinating improved quality nursing care by ensuring compliance to professional and ethical practice.
The incumbent will also be responsible for monitoring and ensuring that nursing care and service delivery is implemented and practiced within a multi-disciplinary quality assurance team. In accordance the incumbent will be accountable for coordinating capacity building, mentoring and training.


Financial Management
  • Manage acuities and skill mix in such a way as to ensure cost effective quality care
  • Manage all costs emanating from the department
  • Ensure correct billing, stock management and purchasing
  • Facilitate timeous and accurate compilation of files
Governance and Quality Management
  • Identify quality improvement opportunities and ensure appropriate strategy and Quality Improvement initiatives are developed and measured
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
  • Ensure the unit is providing safe, cost effective quality patient care in line with the Clinical Governance strategy and evidence based practice
  • Evaluate the patient’s journey through patient experience and stakeholder input
  • Evaluate nursing quality indicators and clinical outcomes
  • Communicate effectively with patients regarding their care
  • Promote health and wellbeing of patients and staff
  • Ensure the principles of infection prevention and all standard precautions are adhered to
  • Implementing group quality initiatives

Transformation Targets

  • 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.
  • Co-operate with Netcare Education Division to ensure appropriate nursing training for the delivery of quality care
  • Facilitate a culture that is supportive of talent management and the initiation of required implementations to hone nursing talent
  • Monitor staff attendance and/or absenteeism and ensure action is taken accordingly
  • Enforce staff dress code within and on leaving the Hospital
  • Facilitate effective change and conflict management
  • 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 well-being
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
  • Maintain customer intimacy through building relationships with doctors, nursing staff, suppliers and building patient loyalty
  • Build strategic inter-departmental relationships to help achieve business goals at Exco and departmental level within the hospitals
  • Foster an effective working relationship with service providers
  • Foster an effective working relationship with Public liability


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 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
  • Preferred
  • A relevant management qualification



  • An intermediate level of Computer proficiency
  • 2 or more years’ experience in a private hospital setting
  • Experience in clinical leadership

  • Sound financial knowledge and the ability to interpret financial data

Posted on 07 Aug 10:35

Leah Fritz

+27 81 812 3897
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Rhens Consulting

Rhens Consulting provides Human Resources & other related professional services, specializing in talent search & placement of candidates with disabilities.

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