REQUIREMENTS: 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 Professional Nurse. A post147 basic nursing qualification with duration of at least 1-year accredited with the SANC Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing: Child in terms of R212. Registration with a professional council: Registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse. Experience: A minimum of 9 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing. At least 5 years of the period referred to above must be appropriate/recognisable experience in Intensive Care Units, after obtaining the one-year post-basic qualification as mentioned above. Inherent requirements of the job: Will be required to work shifts, night duty, weekends and public holidays. Competencies (knowledge/skills): Computer literacy in MS Word package.Ability to communicate is at least 2 of the official languages of the Western Cape. Knowledge and insight of the relevant legislation and the policy related to this nursing speciality within the public sector. Ability to promote quality patient care through the setting, implementation and monitoring of standards. Ability to function independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Effective communication, interpersonal, leadership, decision making and conflict resolution skills. Good organisational skills and the ability to function under pressure. DUTIES: (key result areas/outputs): The candidate will be responsible for planning, managing, co-ordinating and maintaining an optimal, specialised nursing service as an Operational Manager in a Paediatric setting. Effective management and utilisation of human and financial resources to ensure optimal operational function in the area. Initiate and participate in training. Development and research within the nursing department. Deliver a support service to the nursing service and the institution. To maintain ethical standards and promote professional growth and development. Engage with and live out the core values of the Department of Health.