The Registered Nurse will render and promote cost effective, safe quality patient care in accordance with hospital standards and policies. The incumbent will further be responsible for direct and/or indirect nursing care of a patient or a group of patients, for assessing, planning, executing and supervising the implementation of care to meet patient needs, is a role model in the delivery of evidence based care and will actively participate in Clinical Governance.

ROLE PROFILE
Role title REGISTERED NURSE - TRAUMA
Reporting structure UNIT MANAGER

Closing date 31 AUGUST 2017

KEY WORK OUTPUT AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
 Audit of health records to ensure compliance
 Ensure all stock is well controlled and managed, charged and credited appropriately
 Keep abreast of current research in the discipline
 Practice patient care according to the Scope of Practice and assume total responsibility for these activities
 Contribute to the holistic care of patients
 Attend handover of report at shift commencement
 Communicate effectively with patients regarding their care
 Promote patient of health and wellbeing
 Practice the principles of infection prevention and all Standard precautions
 Promote and maintain good public relations with patients, relatives and visitors
 Execute all procedures according to hospital standards
 Refer all complaints from patients and doctors to sister-in-charge of the unit
 Carry out all departmental duties as assigned by supervisors
 Provide and supervise 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 Netcare policy.
 Perform other duties as reasonably requested by the Unit Manager or senior member of staff.
 Participate in ward/units quality improvement programme
 Effective risk prevention and management
 Maintain a therapeutic, clean and safe environment that is free from medico-legal hazards
 Adhere to the Netcare Resuscitation and Reanimation policy
 Adhere to Netcare medical waste management principles and all other waste management principles
 Maintain a safe working environment in accordance with the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act
 Report and act upon potential/actual risks identified
 Responsible for ensuring correct use, cleaning and storage of equipment
 Report equipment needing repair or replacement
 Maintain professional conduct and standards at all times in accordance with hospital policies and procedures
 Maintain patient confidentiality at all times

SKILLS PROFILE EDUCATION
 Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse/ Midwife or equivalent NQF 7 qualification.
 Post basic Trauma qualification WORK EXPERIENCE
 At least two year’s experience in Trauma
 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.

VACANCIES exist in Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Western Cape

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are requested to e-mail a detailed CV to louis.martin@netcare.co.za or alternatively fax application details to 0865096016

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