Head of Department – Theatre

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To ensure that the Theatres are at all times efficiently managed and staffed conforming to all medic-legal aspects relative to the health care industry.
  • To ensure that the quality of services are provided to all participating Doctors, patients and staff.
  • All stocks are correctly recorded, received and appropriately stored into the theatres.
  • Ensure that all theatre equipment is in good state of repair and serviced at regular intervals.

Education, experience and competencies required:

  • Degree/Diploma: General Nursing Science with Midwifery
  • Post Basic Diploma in Nursing Management required (SANC Registered)
  • Post Basic Diploma in Operating Theatre Technique required (SANC Registered)
  • Minimum of 10 (ten) years nursing experience required
  • Minimum of 5 (five) years theatre experience in a private hospital
  • Previous HOD experience would be an added advantage
  • Proof of registration with the Nursing Council and proof of personal indemnity is required
  • Ability to maintain excellent standards and service levels
  • 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 an 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
    • Theatre standby and willing to be called out on a rotational basis
  • Maintaining standards
    • Constantly monitoring the smooth running of theatres
    • Monitoring of all staffing requirements (Off-duties, leave and sick leave, standby roster, etc.)
    • Continual Doctor liaison and inter-departmental relationships
    • Application of policies for the operation within the Hospital Industry

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

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