Operational Manager (Nursing)

Reference number: 04243

Directorate: Institution

SALARY: R319 473 per annum (plus benefits)

CENTRE: Igugulethu Child and Youth Care Centre

REQUIREMENTS: Registration with the South African Council (SANC) as Professional Nurse. Basic R425 qualification (i.e. diploma / degree in nursing) or equivalent qualification that allows registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a Professional Nurse. PHC with minimum experience of 2 years practice, A minimum of 7 years appropriate / recognizable experience in nursing after registration as Professional Nurse with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) in General Nursing with supervisory experience. Certification in comprehensive management of HIV / Aids would be an added advantage. Valid driver’s license is an inherent requirement.

DUTIES: Management of standard practise, criteria and indicators for quality nursing including: effective running of the nursing services with the Departmental strategic objective and monitor the plan on the improvement of quality of nursing quality improvement plan. Management of nursing practice and health care in accordance with regulatory framework: including: developing and supporting research initiative with the aim of improving quality services. Development of standards and procedures. Monitor the implementation of procedures that maintain effective infection control and occupational and safety measures. Manage a constructive working relationship with other stakeholders including: the promotion of nursing with multi- disciplinary health teams, organizations and special interested groups and manage the dissemination of information on epidemics, nutritional disease, maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. Management of nursing staff including: managing individual performance and development, and attend to staff grievance and disciplinary matters. Effective and sound management of resources assigned to the entity, Overseeing office general management and coordinate office support services.

ENQUIRIES: Ms. O Mkhabela: Tel: 011 355 7937

APPLICATIONS: Applications can be delivered to: Department of Social Development, 69 Commissioner Street, Thusanong Building, Jhb. For Attention Mr O Mkhabela Tel: (011) 355 7937 or posted to: Private Bag X35 Johannesburg, 2000.

CLOSING DATE: 23 June 2014

NOTE: Errors & Omissions Expected Applicants registered with Professional Bodies are kindly requested to attach the necessary certification with the applicable council. (First and current registration only), The Department reserves the right to fill this position(s).

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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