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Permanent Staff Nurse needed in Noordhoek, Western Cape

Dec 11
Advert Details

Location: Noordhoek, Western Cape
Sector: Private
Category: Medical

Job Type: Permanent
Availability: Immediately
Offer: Salary

Job Specifications

Our client is one of the leading health care groups and is looking for a Staff Nurse to join their dynamic team.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Do morning handover according to ISBAR procedure with Duty Sister on opposite shift
  • Ensure all reporting up to date for handover and all information checked when receiving handover

Staff Allocation and management

  • Allocate staff on shift according to patient needs and operational requirements and specific activities and information from the handover process
  • Do changes in staff allocation throughout the shift according to changes in needs and requirements
  • Performance appraisals with staff
  • Promote sound relationships and motivation in team members
  • Address any issues with regards to staffing in terms of performance and discipline with the assistance of HR where needed


  • Ensure all blister packaged medication is available on the trolley and medication not prescribed anymore are removed from blister pack
  • Check all scripts and cupboards for any medication not in blister packs
  • Administer medication as per scope of practice under supervision of Prof Nurse under the direct and indirect supervision of Professional Nurse. Prof Nurse to sign off on schedule 5 & 6 drugs, Enrolled Nurse co signs the scheduled drug book.
  • Do rounds, check for sufficient consumption and administer all medication to residents as per the scripts Check for any side effects of medication and adjust accordingly by phoning the doctor and arranging for new script
  • Chart medication on ECP g. Manage medication change process. Contact Dr and send script to pharmacy, changes to be made on ECP copy to be placed on residents file

MDT and Interaction with professional

  • Regular MDT meetings with in-house healthcare support team
  • Regular meetings with outside healthcare professionals and amend care plans and ECP upon their recommendation of specific resident

Resident Admissions and discharges

  • Assessment of patient upon request for admission
  • Ensure necessary documentation is completed en sent to Clinical head for review
  • Draw up person centered care plan and put on ECP
  • Contact with medical doctors and families
  • Organise medication for patient and follow up on scripts at discharge
  • Follow up with appointments with doctors
  • Draw up discharge plan and discuss with family

Step Down and Clinical

  • Ensure progress reports are sent to the medical aid after it has been approved by the Unit Manager
  • Measure daily the vitals and activity levels
  • Follow up with MDT on patient progress and do referrals
  • Should PN be on same shift as the Enrolled Nurse, clinical duties will apply within scope of practice and as directed by the PN on shift.


  • Check trays and diet list and approve
  • Ensure that the Food Ambassador performs duties according to job description
  • Handle all food related complaints and refer to relevant parties
  • Send special instruction / changes / ad hoc to the kitchen
  • Control cancellations
  • Do referrals to inhouse dietician
  • Oversee intake and outputs and adjust care plan if necessary
  • Intervene where necessary

Clinical Tasks

  • Oversee and do dressings, wound care and pressure care
  • Deal with skin lesions
  • Do catheter care and flushing intervention
  • Do daily resident rounds and measure vitals
  • Assess patients on specific areas of concern and adjust the care plan

Administration & Reporting

  • Morning admin(before medication rounds):
  • Daily admin during shift:
  • Reporting
  • Log on ECP
  • Check emails
  • Check fire lists
  • Check resident list
  • Sign off on diet and tray list
  • Follow up on new scripts and phone the pharmacy to arrange
  • Follow up on Dr’s appointments
  • Follow up on all tests (blood, urine) and receive results
  • Do adjustments to medicine and care plans on ECP.
  • Daily reporting to the UM on any interventions during the shift
  • Thorough reporting during shift change
  • Incident reporting
  • Report IOD to HR and UM
  • Complete cardex
  • Timestamping on ECP
  • Medication on ECP


  • Follow emergency plan in the case of panic button alerts.
  • Act according to patient’s living will in case of emergency or resuscitation
  • Phone emergency services immediately for village emergencies.
  • Phone Dr of resident in case of emergency
  • Phone family in the case of death to inform them in a calm and dignified manner

• Registered SANC as a Enrolled Nurse
• Senior certificate

Requirements for Registration:
• UPDATED CV (List with all duties and responsibilities at each establishment)
• Qualifications: Degree / Diploma / Certificate
• Copy of ID (If you are not a South African citizen please provide Passport and work/ study permit)
• New updated certificate and card from your council, e.g.: SANC. SASOHN, SAPC, etc. (should you have qualified outside of South Africa, please provide us with your registration number from the country you qualified in as well)
• Service Letters (if you have worked in a foreign country we will need these letters from the country you worked in.)

If you are interested in the above-mentioned position, please send your CV, ID and SANC receipt to me today.

Health Staff Consultant

Maryka Oosthuizen
(C) 061 109 9761
(f) 086 665 2294 / 021 913 9766

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