Closing Date: 25 November 2023
The Enrolled Nurse will be responsible for direct and/or indirect nursing care of a patient or group of patients and will function under the direct and/or indirect supervision of the Registered Nurse.
The incumbent is also responsible and accountable for his/her own acts and omissions. The Enrolled Nurse will serve under supervision of the Registered Nurse in Ward. The incumbent will perform nursing duties in accordance with the South African Nursing Council (SANC), Department of Health (DOH) and National Core standards.
•Practicing patient care according to his/her Scope of Practice and assumes total responsibility for these activities.
•Be active in preparing, controlling and replenishing stock of the ward for the procedure list of the day.
•Supporting patients on arrival into the ward pre- and post-operatively.
•Monitoring patients’ observations and reports any abnormalities to the RN in charge.
•Assessing patients in order to ensure they have recovered and can be discharged.
•Evaluating the nursing care given during each phase of recovery.
•Contributing to the holistic care of patients.
•Effective Risk prevention and management.
•Effective communication with patients regarding their care.
•Promoting health and wellbeing.
•Practicing the principles of infection prevention and all Standard precautions.
•Promoting and maintaining good public relations with patients, relatives and visitors.
•Executing of all procedures according to hospital standards.
•Referring all complaints from patients and doctors to the Facility Manager / shift leader/ ward RN.
•Carrying out all departmental duties as assigned by the Facility Manager / shift leader/ ward RN.
•Delivering evidence-based nursing care.
•Ensuring that all patients have an appropriate nursing care plan.
•Communicating with the ward RN regarding any change in health status of the patient.
•Administering and managing medication in accordance with the Company’s policy and as described by SANC scope of practice.
•Ensuring the continuity of patient care by providing a thorough hand over to the theatre and recovery room staff.
•Checking the emergency trolley and defibrillator/AED.
•Checking emergency resuscitation drugs and record.
•Assessing the types of surgery to be performed and expected number of patients.
•Checking monitoring equipment and ensuring that oxygen and suction is in good working order.
•Checking the emergency call system.
•Compliance with documentation policy.
•Completing all relevant documentation and reporting all abnormalities to the person in charge of the ward.
•Ensuring that all documentation is maintained accurately and timeously reflecting ward procedures and care.
•Leaving ward clean and tidy at the end of the day’s lists and prepared for the next day before going off duty.
•Listening to and reading post-op orders as handed over by recovery room nurse.
•Ensuring proper and complete handover to the theatre/recovery staff.
•Co-signing drug check list and drug registers with the ward RN.
•Signing check list of emergency trolley.
•Ongoing audit of health records to ensure compliance.
•Ensuring all stock is well controlled and managed, charged and credited appropriately.
•Ensuring all stock is well controlled and managed appropriately.
•Maintaining a therapeutic, clean and safe environment that is free from medico-legal hazards.
•Adhering to Advanced Health’s medical waste management principles and all other waste management principles.
•Maintaining a safe working environment in accordance with the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act.
•Reporting potential/actual risks identified.
•Responsible for ensuring correct use, cleaning and storage of equipment.
•Reporting equipment needing repair or replacement to the ward RN.
•Always maintaining professional conduct and standards in accordance with the Group’s policies and procedures.
•Always maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality.
•Grade 12 or equivalent NQF level 4 qualification.
•Relevant registration at SANC as EN.
•Minimum of 5 years as an enrolled nurse.
•Post-Op nursing experience is essential.
•Experience within private hospital environment advantageous.
•Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required.
Internal applications should be discussed with their direct line manager. Reference checks with direct line managers within the Advanced Health Group will be conducted for internal applicants.
For internal and external application, various recruitment checks might be conducted, including but not limited to assessment tests, credit and security checks, qualification verification, etc. Through applying for the position, the applicant consents to being subject to background checks and assessments.
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