Nursing Optimisation Manager – Gauteng – Head Office / Hospital Sites (Rotation)

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Job Description


Diploma in General Nursing or B Cur Degree Post-Graduate Nursing Degree
Nursing and Patient Care
Registered with South African Nursing Council
5-7 years’ experience in Nursing Management
Demonstrable experience in managing an organisation’s risk function
Legislation, policies, procedures, and standards relevant to nursing
Knowledge in healthcare related quality management and improvement
Conflict Management
Leadership Skills
Commercial and Business Orientation
Computer Literate

Duties & Responsibilities:

Deliver on the Nursing and Agency Optimisation Operating Plan:

Implement, monitor and control financial and business processes for clinical and non-clinical agency staff across Clients hospitals according to quality standards, policy, compliance and governance requirements (the following non-clinical functions are included: , Billings Department and EMS)
Ensure the development, alignment and consistent implementation of agency resource plans and end-to-end standard operating procedures and processes
Researching current industry and market trends and using knowledge for business improvement and consult (Group Nursing Services Manager, Hospital Managers and Nursing Services Managers) on agency utilisation improvements and opportunities
Review existing agency utilisation processes at Group and Hospital Facility levels and suggest innovative and practical ways and streamline processes to drive efficiencies, minimise redundancy and manage agency staffing costs
Develop and continuously review relevant tools and frameworks to track the availability and placement of nursing staff in specialised and non-specialised units
Proactively monitor staffing patterns and acuities in accordance with the correct staffing ratios to maintain quality of care
In collaboration with the Group Nursing Services Manager and Nursing Services Managers in hospitals, develop and contribute to the annual agency staffing budget and recruitment plan for agency staff
Develop and drive agency staff recruitment process, which includes selection, finalisation, induction and orientation
Review all incident reports relating to area of assignment, recommend additional follow up/ escalation as appropriate, tracking of trends and recommend initiatives for change
Establish parameters for Nursing flexible resources and ensure the implementation thereof (across all hospitals)
Collaborate with NSMs and Unit managers in ensuring the monitoring of performance for Agency staff

Maintenance of Clients Nursing Standards for Agency Staff:

Provide input into recruitment and selection processes across the board in order to source and select the appropriate calibre and number of candidates which will meet the business requirements
Develop a Group-wide recruitment, on boarding and performance plan for agency staff and train relevant managers in hospital facilities on effectively using the plan
Monitors adherence to recruitment plan and evaluates effectiveness thereof against financial parameters
Establish frameworks for conducting performance reviews for agency staff
Identify and ensure they acquire the required managerial or functional competencies and knowledge
Execute department strategy and operational plans and manage the department’s annual budget, to meet set objectives and performance targets
Prepare hospital/ service statistics, analyse data to identify issues/ trends and recommend appropriate strategies
Drive branding and advertisement of Clients Nursing Pool Agency