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Theatre Manager

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A trauma hospital based on the east of Johannesburg seeks the assistance of a Theatre Manager who will be responsible for managing all activities in the theatre complex. The Theatre Manager reports to the Nursing Manager and is a member of the infection control and clinical governance committees.


  • A relevant nursing qualification (Diploma in General Nursing / B Cur Degree) or equivalent NQF 7 qualification and must have
  • A post-basic qualification in Operating Room Nursing Science is essential.
  • Registered as a Professional Nurse and remain in good standing with SANC



  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience within the Operating Theatre Complex.
  • 2 years management experience within the relevant field is a prerequisite



  • Maintaining and improving standards in the Operating Theatre Complex.
  • Manage all costs emanating from the department.
  • Co-ordinate/facilitate Doctor’s theatre list allocation.
  • Ensure correct billing, stock management and ordering.
  • Identify quality improvement opportunities and ensure appropriate strategy and quality improvement initiatives are developed and measured.
  • Scheduling and time management of all Operating Theatre employees and support staff.
  • Investigate all negative incidents and ensure appropriate capturing, report and tracking of theatre exceptions.
  • Ensure theatre register is kept up to date.
  • Oversee unit quality and standards.
  • Ensure that all equipment and instrumentation is well maintained.
  • Manage the central sterile services department (CSSD).
  • Ensure compliance with protocols, policies and acts.
  • Promote health and wellbeing of patients and staff.
  • Ensure the Operating Theatre Complex is providing safe, cost effective quality patient care.
  • Ensure that only authorised staffs, doctors and suppliers are allowed in the theatre complex.
  • Applying all aspects related to Human Resources, including performance management and disciplinary procedures.
  • Co-ordinate/facilitate appropriate infection control measures in theatre.
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