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Assistant Manager Nursing Area: General (Night Duty)

  • Full Time
  • George

Western Cape Government

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Assistant Manager Nursing Area: General (Night Duty)
Component Department of Health


George Hospital (Chief Directorate: Rural Health Services)

Core Title:

Nursing and Support Personnel

Service benefits:

13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.


Minimum educational qualifications: 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.

Registration with a professional council:

Registration with the SANC as a Professional Nurse.


A minimum of 8 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing. At least 3 years of the period referred to above must be appropriate/recognisable experience at management level.

Inherent requirements of the job:

Willingness to work overtime should the need arise, day or night. Willingness to perform duties at irregular hours: e.g. 12-hour shifts.
Valid (Code B/EB) driver’s licence.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

Excellent writing and communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape. Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Knowledge of legislation relative to the Health Care Service and policies of the Department of Health and conflict management skills. Skilled nurse clinician able to lead the nursing service within the scope of practice and accepted nursing standards.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

Coordinate, supervise and delegate the provision of effective and efficient patient care through quality nursing care within set standards and legal framework. Participate in analysis, formulation and implementation of nursing guidelines, practices, standards and procedures as well as validate and interpret statistical data. Manage and monitor the cost-effective utilisation of human, financial and physical resources as well as providing effective support to Nursing Services and maintain professional self-development. Coordinate the provision of effective training and development of nursing staff in conjunction with the Human Resources Department.
Coordinate and monitor critical hospital support functions after hours in collaboration with clinical and facilities management.
Develop/establish and maintain constructive working relationships with nursing and other stakeholders.


No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. Candidates may be subject to a practical test.


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 in 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. Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.


R 532 449 (PN-A7) per annum
Salary Level OSD

Applications To:
The Chief Executive Officer, George Hospital
Private Bag X6534
(For attention: Mr BH Cassim)

Closing Date 29 March 2019
Ms GE Sellars
Tel: (044) 802-4536