Assistant Manager Nursing: Trauma & Burns / Orthopaedics

Reference number: ANM: TBO/3/2014

SALARY: R442 230 per annum Other Benefits: 13th cheque, Housing Allowance-Employee to meet prescribed requirements Medical Aid: optional

CENTRE: Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

REQUIREMENTS: Degree / Diploma in General Nursing, Midwifery. One (1) year post basic qualification in Trauma / Operating Theatre Nursing Science / Intensive Care / Critical Care Nursing Science / Orthopaedics Nursing Science. Current registration with S.A.N.C as a General Nurse and Trauma / Operating Theatre Nursing Science / Orthopaedics / Intensive Care / Critical Care Nursing Science A minimum of 10 years appropriate / recognisable experience in nursing after registration as a Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing. At least 6 years of the period referred to above must be appropriate / recognisable experience in Trauma / Operating Theatre / Orthopaedics / Critical Care department after obtaining the One (1) year post basic qualification in Trauma / Operating Theatre Nursing Science / Orthopaedics / Intensive Care / Critical Care Nursing Science. At least 3 years of the period referred to above must be appropriate recognisable experience at management level Degree / Diploma in Nursing Administration will be an added advantage. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, TRAINING AND COMPETENCE REQUIRED: Knowledge and experience of Public Service Policies, Acts and Regulations. Sound management negotiation, inter-personal and problem solving skills. Good verbal and written communication skills. Sound working knowledge of Nursing Management within the specialty. Knowledge of human resource management policies and practices, including recruitment, conditions of service, performance management, training and development and labour relations including disciplinary, grievance and abscondment processes / procedures. Computer literacy and information management. Basic financial management skills.

DUTIES: Ensure the provision of nursing care through adequate supervision. Ensure the efficient and effective control of surgical sundries, pharmaceuticals equipment and miscellaneous stores. Ensure that all nursing staff are aware and adhere to the relevant Acts / prescripts applicable within the nursing environment, and that staff welfare is maintained. Participate in the analysis, formulation and implementation of nursing policies and procedures. Monitor nursing interventions to assess whether professional standards are being observed. Support and educate staff to assess the quality and effectiveness of nursing services and develop plans for continuous improvement. Inspect the work environment to ascertain whether conditions and practices are conducive to quality patient care and where this is not being achieved to institute corrective action. To deploy all nursing resources, within area of control, to best effect to ensure the highest standard of nursing care. Conduct performance appraisals on nursing and support staff and institute necessary developmental interventions. Deal with grievances and labour relation issues in terms of laid down policies / procedures. Ensure that policies and practices governing conditions of service of nursing staff, including leave and exits, are adhered to. Ensure that all Financial Management and Human Resource Management policies, processes and practices are adhered to. Ability to negotiate with other stakeholders, engage in problem solving and conflict management. Deal with grievances and labour relations issues in terms of the laid policies / procedures i.e. manage workplace discipline

ENQUIRIES: Mrs P. P. Zungu (031) 240 1063

APPLICATIONS: All applications must be addressed to the Human Resources Manager, and should be placed in the application box situated at Security at the entrance to the Management Building at IALCH or posted to Private Bag X03 Mayville 4058.

CLOSING DATE: 20 June 2014

NOTE: An Application for Employment Form (Z83) must be completed and forwarded. This is obtainable from any Public Service Department or from the website certified copies of ID documents, educational qualifications, Certificate of service and professional registration certificates - not copies of certified copies and proof of current registration must be submitted together with your CV. People with disabilities should feel free to apply for the posts. 2. The reference number must be indicated in the column provided on the form Z83, e.g. ref APRO / 1 / 2006. Please note that failure to comply with the above instructions will disqualify applicants. Due to the large number of applications we receive, receipt of applications will not be acknowledged. Should you not be advised within 60 days of the closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

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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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