Vacancies

Enrolled Nurse | Specialised Unit - Trauma

Function
Nursing
Facility
Life Knysna Private Hospital
Position
Enrolled Nurse | Specialised Unit - Trauma
Introduction

A vacancy exists for an Enrolled Nurse - Specialised Unit - Trauma, based at Life Knysna Private Hospital, reporting to the Unit Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing quality patient care.

Critical Outputs

To provide quality patient care by:

  • Providing quality Emergency and general  nursing care 
  • Continual communication with the patient and family with regards to the patients condition
  • Administering of medication in accordance to 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 Accident and Emergency 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 Unit specific preferences
  • Execute doctors requests and prescriptions according to the patients needs
  • Assisting in 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 and accurately completed and stored in accordance with legal and ethical requirements
Requirements
  • Relevant Degree or Diploma in Nursing
  • Registration with SANC
  • BLS trained is an advantage
  •  2 years Trauma specific experience
  • Strong customer orientation, team player, very energetic and well organized
  • Must be able to work under pressure in a continuously changing environment
  • Strong Interpersonal skills required
  • Must be willing to fulfil a role in the unit according to the flexi-hours 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
Email
annine.leroux@lifehealthcare.co.za
Closing date
Tuesday, March 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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