Current Opportunities

Technical Services Manager

Location: Durban
Salary: Market Related
Main functions of the job:
The Technical Manager is responsible to effectively manage all technical and related services at the hospitals including risks related to infrastructure and assets, all plant and equipment (both clinical and non-clinical.
  • Management of all hospital facilities, clinical infrastructure and assets.
  • Management of all staff in the Technical Department.
  • Ensure proper planning of resources in accordance with ISO 55000 principles.
  • Ensure the correct skills are provided for the specific job.
  • Training of nursing, pharmacy, admin and management staff on technical related issues.
  • Management of technical related purchasing and expenditure.
  • Management of contractor's performance.
  • Implementation of Group policy and procedures to manage and maintain the hospital facilities and assets.
  • Enforcement of Group policies and procedures to staff members as well as contractors to ensure the mitigation of all risks.
  • Ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other related legislation.
  • Ensure quality and safety assurance during and after completion of contracts as the safety custodian.
  • Responsible for project management and engineering services of all small building projects at site.
  • Responsible for the financial performance and budget of the Technical Department.
  • Custodian of the asset management database on the CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management System) ensuring reliability and validity of all data.
  • Management of the maintenance management system, ensuring that all equipment risks are managed and that all repairs and maintenance is conducted, as and when required.
  • Interact in a professional manner with colleagues, staff and clients.
  • Prepare monthly reports and adhoc reports as requested - reports on staff, contractors, facilities and assets of the hospital.
  • Attend Hospital, Regional and National meetings as well as inter-departmental interaction with a focus on nursing, health and safety and infection control.
  • Ensure professional technical conduct at all times.
  • Keeping up to date with all Netcare's evolving policies and procedures.
  • In consultation with HR Manager, develop training and succession plans to ensure that staff are trained to the statutory competency requirements for their specific roles.
  • Essential:
  • A relevant 4-year Bachelor's Degree/ B Tech Degree qualification equivalent to a NQF level 7 in the fields of Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • >1 Years post-graduate patient care experience in an operational environment would be beneficial
  • A minimum of five (5) years applicable technical and managerial experience.
  • Experience in Asset Management and Financial Management.
  • Experience in both the electrical and mechanical engineering in the hospital and hospitality industry would be advantageous.
  • Previous experience in project management.
  • Any hospital or hospitality experience will be an added advantage
  • Good general knowledge and understanding of legislation pertaining to the specific business environment
  • Intermediate computer literacy in MS Office.
  • Conversant with the principles of maintenance and asset management aspects.
  • Understanding of energy and water management.
  • Project management is preferred.
  • Knowledge of building regulations will be advantageous
Managerial Skills
Coaching Others
  • The capacity to recognise development areas in others and support them to facilitate personal development through coaching.
Leading and Managing Change
  • The capacity to implement and support change initiatives and to provide leadership in times of uncertainty.
Performance Development
  • The ability to evaluate and develop different levels of capacity within a team to achieve set objectives.
Taking Action
  • Capable of recognising the need for action, considering possible risks and taking responsibility for results.
Decision Making
  • Capable of making decisions timeously and taking responsibility for the consequences.
Managing Self
  • Capacity to plan, organise and control own work environment by setting appropriate priorities and achieving set objectives within a given time frame.
Customer Focus and Service Delivery
  • The capacity to identify and respond to the needs of *internal and external customers.
*Internal and external customers include patients, doctors, colleagues, suppliers, visitors, vendors, and any other person that requires a relationship
  • Adapting and Responding to Change
Capable of supporting and advocating change initiatives and managing own reaction to change.
Continuous Improvement
  • The capacity to improve systems and processes to facilitate continuous improvement.
Technical Knowledge
  • The capacity to perform a technical function to required standards.
Application instructions:
Please send your updated MS Word CV, Matric certificate, and verification of disability to

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