The incumbent will be responsible for direct and/or indirect nursing care of a patient or group of patients. The Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, executing and supervising the implementation of care to meet patient needs. The Registered Nurse is a role model in the delivery of evidence based care. The Registered Nurse will actively participate in Clinical Governance.
KEY WORK OUTPUT AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Patient Care ? Practices patient care according to his/her Scope of Practice and assumes total responsibility for these activities ? Contributes to the holistic care of patients ? Effective Risk prevention and management ? Participate in ward/units quality improvement programme ? Attends handover of report at shift commencement ? Effective communication with patients regarding their care ? The promotion of health and wellbeing ? Practices the principles of infection prevention and all Standard precautions ? Promotes and maintains good public relations with patients, relatives and visitors ? Executes all procedures according to hospital standards ? Refer all complaints from patients and doctors to sister-in-charge of the unit ? Carries out all departmental duties as assigned by Supervisors ? Provides and supervises the delivery of evidence based nursing care ? Ensure that all patients have an appropriate nursing care plan ? Communicate with Health Care Practitioners regarding any change in health status ? Administer and store medication in accordance with the Hospital’s policy.
Personal and professional development ? Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional development ? Assumes responsibility for maintaining competence in CPR ? Projects a positive professional image ? Promotes and maintains good working and interpersonal relationships with management, colleagues and doctors ? Keeps up to date with Hospital’s evolving policies and procedures ? Mentoring and supervision of junior healthcare providers and support staff ? Facilitation of a learning environment ? Keep abreast of current research in their discipline ? Participate in staff development and maximising performance
Administration ? Manage acuity and skill mix to ensure appropriate level of care ? Compliance with documentation policy ? Ongoing audit of health records to ensure compliance ? Ensures all stock is well controlled and managed, charged and credited appropriately
Risk Management ? Maintains a therapeutic, clean and safe environment that is free from medico-legal hazards ? Adheres to the Hospital’s Resuscitation and Reanimation policy ? Adheres to Hospital’s medical waste management principles and all other waste management principles ? Maintains a safe working environment in accordance with the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act ? Reports and acts upon potential/actual risks identified ? Responsible for ensuring correct use, cleaning and storage of equipment ? Reports equipment needing repair or replacement ? Maintain professional conduct and standards at all times in accordance with hospital policies and procedures ? Maintains patient confidentiality at all times
EDUCATION ? Diploma in General Nursing ? Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse ? Relevant qualification within a specialist area
WORK EXPERIENCE ? Relevant experience in the Nursing discipline ? Capacity to implement and maintain standards of health practice required from all accredited bodies and appropriate health legislation
KNOWLEDGE ? The ability to set high standards of performance for self and others, and assuming the overall responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of assignments or tasks.
Posted on 19 May 11:14
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