The Clinical Nurse is a professional who remains responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation of individualised and holistic nursing care of a patient, their families or the community, performed either directly or indirectly.
The incumbent ultimately coordinates patient care within the concept of the multi-disciplinary health team. The incumbent also fulfils the role by the use of scientifically based nursing theories and processes, treating the patients as a physical, social and spiritual individual, and by use of educational and technical means applicable to health care practice.
- Serve as a clinical resource in assisting personnel to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care in the unit.
- Ensure communication and interaction with family and health professionals regarding optimal patient care, thereby acting as a patient advocate when necessary.
- Ensure communication between nursing management and unit to eliminate patient care problems / issues.
- Assess, plan and implement advanced nursing care in a specialized field in accordance with standard nursing care procedures, as set out in the standards and procedures of MPH, as well as nursing care theory and medical direction.
- Initiate, direct and maintain emergency treatment (RESUS) as indicated to any patient / person in any ward / department of the hospital. To diagnose and treat the emergency patient quickly, effectively and efficiently as possible within the Scope of Practice.
- Interview patient and family to obtain general background information and problem identification; evaluate patient’s behaviour and assess immediate and long-term needs.
- Participate as a professional member of the multi-disciplinary team in evaluating, developing and implementing health care plans and treatment regime.
- Do rounds with the physician to review condition of patients; develop nursing care plans; participate in the care of all patients in the unit.
- Evaluate patients care needs; initiate individualised nursing care plans; co-ordinate patient services.
- Prepare day / night shift documentation that reflects patient status, patient / staff ratio and problems.
- Communicate with the unit manager, so that he / she is informed of activities and problems.
- To ensure the provision of a safe, clean and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors.
- Aim as member of staff to optimise and maintain quality, effective and safe nursing care, within the frame of the assigned budget.
- Evaluate, set standards and monitor safe utilization of supplies and equipment.
- Actively participate as a member of a team to achieve goals.
- Co-operate and collaborate with other hospital departments to provide appropriate support services.
- Allocate staff members in a manner that promotes optimal use of staff to provide appropriate nursing care for the individual patient regarding his / her needs and specialised skills needed by the nursing staff member.
- Adjust staff levels to provide for acuity level needs.
- Grade 12 or an equivalent NQF Level 4 Qualification.
- Registered as a Professional Nurse with the South African Nursing Council or equivalent NQF level 7 qualification.
- Private hospital experience advantageous.
- Capacity to implement and maintain standards of health practice required from all accredited bodies and appropriate health legislation.
- Thorough knowledge of general /specialized nursing theory and practice
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Umhlanga
Application Deadline: N/A