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Staff Nurse - Tokai Sub Acute

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa · Tokai · TOKSN04

We are seeking experienced Staff Nurses at Tokai Estate. This 60 bed fully accredited sub-acute facility provides high quality care to patients of all ages.

This brand new, high end facility is located near the Blue Route Mall and in close proximity to all major transport routes.

If you want to work in a dynamic and fulfilling team environment, this is the job for you. To ensure high quality patient care, we also invest in continuous development of our staff, which includes both internal and external training.

If you would like to make a difference and work in a very busy, sub-acute environment, then apply now!

Duties include but is not limited to the following:


    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:

    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


Qualifications - Senior certificate and SANC registered as Enrolled Nurse

Experience and Knowledge – Experience in Neuro, Stroke, Orthopaedics, Geriatrics, as well as experience within sub acute environment

Skills and Attributes - Strong interpersonal skills, professional communication, ability to work under pressure, managerial skills, making sound decisions, computer literate, professional, focused, fully bilingual in Afrikaans and English, well spoken, neat, compassion for the elderly, be able to converse with people on different levels - staff, families, MDT and other professionals coming into the facility.

Working Hours - Normal working days are Monday to Sunday. You will be required to work 16 shifts per month. Day shifts will be worked between 07h00 to 19h00 and night shifts between 19h00 and 07h00

The company offers a competitive salary that includes a company contribution towards medical aid ( hospital plan) as well as contribution towards a provident fund with risk benefits (optional).

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Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.


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