Deputy Manager Nursing (Level 1 and 2 Hospitals)

George Hospital (Chief Directorate: General Specialist and Emergency Services) is seeking a Deputy Manager Nursing (Level 1 and 2 Hospitals)


Minimum educational qualification: Basic R425 qualification (i.e. diploma/degree in nursing) or equivalent qualification that allows registration with the SANC as a Professional Nurse. Registration with a professional council: Registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as Professional Nurse.


  • A minimum of 9 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing
  • At least 4 years of the period referred to above must be appropriate/recognisable experience at management level.

Inherent requirement of the job: Valid SA driver’s licence.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape
  • Experience in control of budget levels and knowledge of FBU’s and Supply Chain Management
  • Knowledge of labour relations and disciplinary code and procedure
  • Knowledge and application of regulations and policies
  • Ability to work effectively in a management and multi-disciplinary team
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strategic planning and leadership skills.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Provide guidance and leadership towards the realisation of strategic goals and objectives of the division
  • Provide professional, technical and management support for the provision of quality patient care through proper management of nursing care programs
  • Advocate and ensure the promotion of nursing ethos and professionalism
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of policies, programmes, regulations, practices, procedures and standards pertaining to nursing care
  • Utilise information technology and other management information systems to manage nursing information for the enhancement of service delivery.

Remuneration package: R 499 899 per annum (a portion of the package can be structured according to the individual’s personal needs).

Enquiries: Ms CE Venter: 044 802-4536

Please submit your application for the attention of Ms D de Swardt to the Chief Executive Officer: George Hospital, Private Bag X6534, George 6530.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered.

Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.

Closing Date: 27 July 2012

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