Assistant Manager: General Stream

Reference number: 04205

Directorate: Infection and Prevention Control Department

SALARY: R404 700 per annum (plus benefits)

CENTRE: Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and University

REQUIREMENTS: Certificates of Registration with the South African Nursing Council. Degree / diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery or 4 year comprehensive nursing course. Current SANC receipt. Certificate in Infection Control Degree / diploma in Nursing Administration / Health Care Management will be an added advantage. A minimum of 7 years appropriate / recognisable experience in nursing after registration as a nurse in general nursing with SANC. Proof of professional indemnity. Proof of experience as shift runner. Computer literacy. Strong Leadership, good communication and sound interpersonal skills are necessary. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

DUTIES: Deliver a service in the hospital, with responsibility of management of the Infection and Prevention Control duties expected in all the areas of the hospital as a supportive measure for quality patient care. Will be required to do call for the discipline as required by the service. Demonstrate effective communication with patients, supervisors, other health professionals and junior colleagues including more complex report writing when required. Work as part of the multidisciplinary team at a supervisory level. Control the provision of stocks in the unit. Work as part of stocks in the unit. Work effectively and amicably at a supervisory level, with persons of diverse intellectual, cultural, racial or religious differences. Able to manage own work, time and that of junior colleagues to ensure proper nursing service in the unit. Control the supervision of nursing care through staff scheduling and supervision. Ensure that the environment complies with the Health and Safety Act and infection Control Policies. Ensure quality nursing care through the principles of Batho Pele. Manage in-service training as part of the daily duties. Ensure effective and efficient budget control and assets control for the department. Demonstrate an understanding of financial policies and practices.

ENQUIRIES: Ms. C. Majeke, Tel No 🙁 011) 488- 3787

APPLICATIONS: The Department of Health is committed to the achievement and Maintenance of diversity and equity employment, especially of race, gender and disability.

Application must be submitted on a Z83 form with a C.V, Certified copies of I.D, SANC registration and Qualifications to be attached. Applications should be submitted at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Admin Building first floor, room 08 No 17 Jubilee Road, Parktown or apply online at;

CLOSING DATE: 20 June 2014

It is the department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of all numeric targets as contained in the Employment Equity Plan. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and disability status is required.

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on form z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at / documents. The Completed and signed form should be accompanied by a recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification / s and ID document( no copies of certified copies allowed, certification should not be more than six months old).

Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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