Head of Department – Paediatrics

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To ensure that the ward is at all times efficiently managed and staffed conforming to all medic-legal aspects relative to the health care industry.
  • Ability to maintain excellent standards and service levels provided to all participating Doctors, patient, staff and other stakeholders
  • All stocks are correctly recorded, received and appropriately stored.
  • Ensure that all ward equipment is in good state of repair and serviced at regular intervals.

Education, experience and competencies required:

  • Diploma: General Nursing Science with Midwifery
  • Post Basic Diploma In Nursing Management (SANC Registered)
  • Minimum of 5 (five) years nursing experience with midwifery and any additional relevant certificates
  • Previous HOD experience would be and added advantage
  • Diploma/Experience in Paediatrics / Neo Natal will be an added advantage.
  • Proof of registration with the S.A.N.C. and proof of personal indemnity is required
  • Customer service Focus
  • Integrity and willing to work flexible hours
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (Ability to speak and write English) other languages would be and added advantage.
  • Mature personality with abilities to assist with patients in a courteous and polite manner.
  • To be punctual and reliable.
  • To be able to work as part of a team and to assist where necessary
  • Managerial or supervisory qualities is recommended.

Involvement in the operation requires the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Accountability and responsibility
    • Meeting all the required outputs as stipulated by the Job Guidelines
    • Ensuring that accurate stock counts are performed when required
    • Ensuring that stock is accounted for and equipment is maintained
    • Ensuring that all patient billing is performed accurately
    • Ensuring that on-going in-service education is performed in the ward
    • Hospital call on a rotational basis
  • Maintaining standards
    • Constantly monitoring the smooth running of the ward
    • Monitoring of all staffing requirements (off-duties, leave and sick leave, etc.)
    • Continual Doctor liaison and inter-departmental relationships
    • Application of policies for the operation within the Hospital Industry
    • Ensuring adherence to all relevant statutes, statutory bodies, rules and regulations disciplinary code, staff employee manuals

This is not a job description but merely a guideline to facilitate recruitment.