Theatre Unit Manager




To lead good patient experience that meets the Hospital’s clinical standards through management of human and clinical resources in a structured Unit.



  • Must be registered with the South African Council as a Professional Nurse.
  • A qualification in Operating Theatre Nursing Science
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Unit Manager in Theatre
  • Sound knowledge and application of relevant Theatre and CSSD policies and procedures
  • Management of surgical equipment and instruments
  • Sound knowledge of the Scientific Nursing Processes and BCA Bundles
  • Good planning and organising skills
  • Good interpersonal, communication, leadership and management skills
  • Ability to adapt and respond to change
  • Must be self-disciplined and a role model to subordinates in the Unit and throughout the Hospital
  • Must be prepared to work Hospital calls and long hours when the need arises
  • Ability to display sound judgment in problem-solving




  • Identify, investigate, report and address near-misses and adverse events.
  • Cost-effective management of stock and equipment in the Unit
  • Build and maintain relationship with the surgeons and reps to facilitate the achievement of the Unit goals
  • Ensure a positive patient experience by recruiting, developing and retaining competent staff whose behaviour reflects the Company values
  • Ensure optimal utilization of human resources
  • Staff management – onboarding, reboarding, performance management and discipline
  • Ensures compliance with the Company policies and procedures
  • Ensures a therapeutic and safe patient environment by maintaining Health and Safety standards in the Unit
  • Support the Human Resources Department in the achievement of people management outcomes
  • Responsible for own and team work outputs and departmental objectives
  • Make decisions based on sound judgements taking into consideration the Unit and Hospital goals, resources, constraints and potential risks.
  • Identify and manages all risks in the Unit
  • Compile and manage operational, staffing and capital budget


Should you have experience in the above, send your extensive updated cv to:

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.