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Vacancy Details
A job opportunity

A job opportunity exists for the right candidate in Western Cape
The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in the regard will be appreciated.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for any of the positions advertised by the Western Cape Government.
Bed Manager 5/8th
  Employment Type: Permanent
  Reference No: MHS25/2019
  Location: New Somerset Hospital
Appropriate experience in a healthcare environment. Bed management experience and lean management insight will serve as an advantage.
Appropriate three-year National Diploma or Degree registrable with an appropriate Health Professions Council.
Competencies (knowledge/skills):
Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel). Good organising and decision-making skills. Ability to work in a team and independently. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape. Willingness to work flexi hours.
Duties (key result areas/outputs):
Develop, manage and implement Bed Manager policies, protocols and procedures within the hospital. Manage information of patients and statistics in relation to bed management. Plan, coordinate and manage patient referrals to other health facilities. Reduction in length of stay of patients in a hospital bed in conjunction with the relevant medical teams. Coordinate the activities of medical, nursing, allied workers and administrative disciplines regarding the planning, processing and utilisation of hospital resources to ensure effective and efficient flow of patients within the institution in participation with other provincial institutions and districts. Manage the transit discharge lounge (i.e. coordinate discharge plan for ambulatory patients, ensure discharge medication, OPD bookings and transport) ensuring reduced congestion within Emergency units which include the monitoring of disposition times.
Dr JDT Hendricks, tel. no. (021) 402-6479
R 235 374 - R 277 251 Annual salary plus service benefits (13th cheque, employer's contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance).
Starting Date:
Candidates may be subjected to a competency test. No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. As directed by the Department of Public Service and 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 and previous employment.
  • It will be expected of candidates to be conversant in at least two of the official languages (English/Afrikaans/Xhosa) of the Western Cape.
  • It will be expected of shortlisted candidates to be:
  • available at the venue on the time and date as determined by the Department and
  • bring along recently (not older than 6 months) certified copies of your Identity Document (ID), driver’s license (if applicable for the post), qualification and/or proof of registration at relevant statutory body. Failure to adhere to the aforementioned may lead to his/her application being disqualified and not further considered.
Closing date: 2019/08/02