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Head Of Department Theatre 1 view

Permanent full-time position, with competitive package and fringe benefits.

Main purpose of the job:

  • To ensure that the Medical Ward is 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 is provided to all participating Doctors, patients and staff.
  • 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:

  • 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 5 (five) years nursing experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 (five) years Theatre experience in a private hospital required.
  • Previous HOD experience would be an added advantage.
  • Hands on approach.
  • Strong Leadership qualities
  • 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 – hospital call on a rotational basis.
  • 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 and supervisory qualities is required.

Involvement in the operation requires the following 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

  • Application of policies for the operation within the Hospital industry.
  • Ensure that all documentation required is correctly complete and appropriately filed and distributed.
  • Ensuring adherence to all relevant statutes, statutory bodies, rules and regulations, disciplinary code and staff employee manuals.

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