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May 10th, 2023 at 12:32   General   Gaborone   Reference: 2229
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Some vacancies exist for Unit Managers – Maternity/Labour, Orthopaedic/Surgical, and ER/Trauma Units, based at Life Gaborone Private Hospital, all reporting to the Nursing Manager. The successful candidates will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day management of the Units/Wards.

Critical Outputs:

Effective clinical leadership.
Lead the implementation of the nursing care plan, coordinate and facilitate the delivery of the correct treatment plan within the correct MDT program in order to achieve clinical outcomes.
Function as a clinical expert in achieving patient outcomes.
Ensure competence of staff, determine and drive criteria for effective professional socialization, create an environment conducive to learning, and provide feedback to relevant stakeholders.
Promote customer satisfaction within the unit, address customer complaints, conduct quality care rounds and clinical practice audits to monitor care levels, and report accordingly.
Implement national quality initiatives with a focus on improved clinical outcomes and report accordingly.
Identify clinical and safety risks and trends in all of the above, implement corrective action where necessary, and monitor on an
ongoing basis.
Initiate and drive unit-specific best operating practices, communicate these for wider implementation, and participate in hospital-specific marketing initiatives.
Effective leadership and people management
Demonstrate visible leadership in respect of LHC values, operating model, Nursing strategy, and image of the profession, and actively sponsor LHC initiatives and projects to ensure continued and improved productivity.
Drive and manage all people-related processes within the unit.
Effective financial management (including equipment)
Participate in business planning and budgeting processes and manage nursing costs according to budget.
Manage stock utilization and drive product management processes within the unit together with relevant stakeholders.
Ensure staff are trained on the operation equipment within the unit and together with relevant stakeholders ensure equipment is in working order to provide a safe patient environment.
Effective relationships with internal & external stakeholders
Build and maintain productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders (i.e., HOD’s Enabling functions, patients, family members, service providers etc.) through ongoing communication and feedback.
Building and maintaining productive relationships with doctors by agreeing on a professional code of conduct, driving and monitoring effective communication regarding positive patient outcomes, functioning as an advocate for LHC, and communicating the impact of industry challenges on the Nursing profession.


Degree/Diploma in Nursing/Midwifery with approximately 8 years post-basic training.
Proven leadership and/or people management experience within healthcare. Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Botswana
Basic understanding of labor legislation, financial and change management principles
Computer proficiency (MS Office)

Problem-solving, analysis, and judgment  • Building relationships and Leading by example
Resilience and Influencing                            • Customer responsiveness
Engaging diversity                                           • Motivating and developing people
Verbal & written communication skills       • Ethical behavior
Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer

More Information


    Interested candidates who meet the requirements are invited to apply by emailing or forwarding comprehensive CVs and application letters before the close of business @ 12h00 on the 25th May 2023 to the: Hospital Human Resource Manager, Private Bag BRI30, Gaborone Tel: +267 368 5605 Email: Careers.Gaborone@lifehealthcare.co.za. Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful. Internal candidates are requested to discuss their application with their line manager prior to applying. Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Company Description
Life Gaborone Private Hospital