Vacancies

2 x Registered Nurse (ICU Experienced)

Function
Nursing
Facility
Life St Mary's Private Hospital
Position
2 x Registered Nurse (ICU Experienced)
Introduction

Two (2) vacancies exist for a Registered Nurse (ICU Experienced), based at Life St Mary’s Private Hospital, Mthatha, reporting to the ICU Unit Manager

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing holistic and optimal quality nursing care to critically ill patients in order to maximise a positive outcome for the customer in line with company & hospital strategic objectives.

Critical Outputs

To provide quality patient care by:

  • Providing quality basic and specialised nursing care
  • Continual communication with the patient and family with regards to the patients’ condition
  • Administering of medication in accordance to the ethical, legal framework
  • Review and comply with internal policies and protocols
  • Ensuring quality management systems and initiatives are conducted according to the unit specification
  • Advocate the patient by motivating acuity to the case management and notify the doctor of any limitations
Provide effective people management by:
  • Interacting and communicating with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Provide training and development to ensure personal and professional growth
  • Ensure the ICU team works according to the scope of practice in order to ensure the correct skills mix is utilised
Provide effective cost management by:
  • Managing all stock used according to unit specific policies and protocols
  • Control and manage staff hours leave in accordance with the company policy
Provide effective Infection Control and SHEQ by: 
  • Maintaining a safe and holistic patient environment in order to enforce infection control
  • Promoting a safe and healthy working environment by completing SHEQ alerts and incident reports to the SHEQ Coordinator
Ensuring effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders by:
  • Conducting in-service orientation on doctor specific preferences
  • Execute doctor’s requests and prescriptions after patient rounds
  • Assisting multi-disciplinary team members with the execution of their duties
Ensuring the effective functioning of equipment and instrumentation:
  • Check equipment and instrumentation are in working condition on a daily basis and report any defaults to Unit Manager and Clinical Engineer
  • Educate and supervise staff and doctors on the correct utilisation of specialised equipment and instrumentation
Ensuring effective record keeping by:
  • Ensuring records are accurately completed and stored in accordance with legal and ethical requirements
Requirements
  • Relevant Degree or Diploma in Nursing
  • Nursing experience in ICU
  • Strong customer orientation, team player, very energetic and well-organised
  • Must be able to work under pressure in a continuously changing environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills required
  • Must be willing to fulfill a role in the unit according to the flexi-hours system and call system
Competencies
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Drive & energy
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Leading by example (Key for Managers)
  • Motivating and developing people (Key for Managers)
Email
StMarysRecruitment@lifehealthcare.co.za
Closing date
Monday, February 26, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.


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