Assistant Manager Nursing Area (Facility Based Services)

Assistant Manager Nursing Area (Facility Based Services)

Reference Number: Argus 16/4/2016, Career Junction 22/4/2016
Component: Department of Health
Job: Institution: Southern/Western Sub-structure Office (Chief Directorate: Metro District Health Services)

Core Title: Nursing and Support Personnel

Service benefits: 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Minimum educational qualification:

  • Basic R425 qualification (i.e. diploma/degree in nursing) or equivalent qualification that allows registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a Professional Nurse.

Registration with a professional council:

  • Registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse.


  • A minimum of 8 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing.
  • At least 3 years of the period referred to above must be appropriate/recognisable experience at management level.

Inherent requirements of the job: 

  • Valid (Code B/EB) driver’s licence.
  • Willingness to work after-hours and travel.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Ability to function independently, as well as in a multi-disciplinary team (including the NPO sector).
  • Understand the knowledge of the Core package of services for PHC/DHS and Health Care 2030.
  • Excellent report-writing skills.
  • Experience with statistical data and financial management.
  • Project management skills.
  • Good communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
  • Computer literacy, MS Office suite (MS Word, Excel, Power-point and Outlook).

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Facilitate, co-ordinate and manage facility based services and programmes within the Southern/Western Sub-structure Health District.
  • Monitor and evaluate program objectives, goals, indicators and targets.
  • Provide optimal support to the Director and Deputy Director: Comprehensive Health, as well as  the District Hospital, PHC and CBS service platforms.
  • Manage the human and physical resources and control financial expenditure.
  • Coordinate nurse training in the Sub-structure and be involved in training programmes in conjunction with Human Resource Development and Training division, including liaison with relevant role players.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement.

No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & 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, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.  This post was also advertised in the Argus 16/4/2016, Career Junction 22/4/2016.


Salary: R 433 029 (PN-A7) per annum
Salary Level: OSD
Applications To: The Director
Metro District Health Services
Southern/Western Sub-structure
DP Marais Nurses Home
Corner of White and Main Road

(For attention: Mr F le Roux)

Closing Date: 6 May 2016
Enquiries: Ms A Janse Van Rensburg
Tel: (021) 202-0925