Various Registered Nurses – Gauteng, South Africa

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Job Description


Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery
Post basic qualification in their relevant field of expertise
BLS Qualification
Updated ACLS/ PALS/ ATLS/NALS advantageous
Post registration experience preferred
Previous experience in a private hospital environment advantageous
Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the South African Nursing Council

Duties & Responsibilities:

Perform all duties in accordance with South African Nursing Council (SANC), Department of Health (DOH) and National Core Standards
Adhere to the principles and standards of Patient Advocacy according to SANC Acts and Omissions, Company Code of Conduct, Patient Rights and Responsibilities Charter, National Millennium Development goals and responsibility of Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Supervise, organise, lead and control work for self and team to ensure efficient completion of tasks
Devise a working knowledge of, and understand the Nursing Strategy, in order to contribute towards unit goals
Assure quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards, measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards, and making recommendations according to the hospital’s requirements of best and safe practices and unit specific protocols and procedures
Actively participate in internal and external auditing processes, for example DOH, National Core Standards, SHERQ, SANC and Risk Audits
Document patient care services by accurately charting inpatient and department records including updating care plans as patient needs changes
Maintain accurate files and records of patient medication, incidents and complaints and steps taken to resolve patient problems or prevent incidents from recurring
Conduct structured ward rounds including accompanying Doctors and other Medical Practitioners for creating and evaluating customised care plans including implementing Doctors instructions and prescriptions
Monitor activities of nurses to ensure compliance with protocols, security, safety of patient environment, Group Nursing policies and procedures, SANC requirements and act on findings through regular unit rounds
Drive the reduction in healthcare associated infections
Participate actively during resuscitation, where necessary
Provide guidance and advice, whilst applying good clinical judgment, to other Nursing staff working in the critical care setting and regarding the safe and effective use of critical care technologies (i.e. monitoring and supporting critically ill patients and diagnostic and therapeutic techniques)
Conduct, plan, strengthen and scaling up of essential obstetric and neonatal emergencies e.g. ESMOE