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Operational Manager Nursing (Speciality: Trauma)

  • Full Time
  • Retreat

Western Cape Government

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Operational Manager Nursing (Speciality: Trauma)
Institution: Retreat CHC (Chief Directorate: Metro 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.
A post-basic nursing qualification with duration of at least 1 year, accredited with the SANC in Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing Science: Trauma/Emergency or Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing: General. Registration with a professional council: Registration with the SANC as a 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 5 years of the period referred to above must be appropriate/recognisable experience in the speciality after obtaining the 1-year post-basic qualification as mentioned above.

Inherent requirements of the job:

Provide relief services within the team and provide after hour cover and work shifts as required. Valid (Code B/EB) drivers licence.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape. Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, hospital procedures and policies.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

Manage and coordinate the implementation of holistic, comprehensive, specialised nursing care in the Trauma complex, in conjunction with team members, within a professional and legal framework. Ensure the maintenance of quality care standards in operating trauma services. Manage, supervise, guide staff and keep records and statistics as required. Manage assets, consumables, and services effectively. Manage and support education, in-service training, and orientation and practice development initiatives in the area. Maintain professional growth and ethical standards. Infrastructure change and project management.


No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.


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


R 532 449 (PN-B3) per annum
Salary Level OSD
Applications To:

The attention of Mr F Le Roux
The Director
Metro District Health Services
Southern/Western substructure
DP Marais Nurses Home
Corner of White and Main Road


P.O. Box 30360

Closing Date 29 March 2019

Ms L Appolis
Tel: (021) 202-0883