Registered Nurse - Renal Qualified

Life Bedford Gardens Hospital
Registered Nurse - Renal Qualified

A vacancy exists for a Registered Nurse (Renal Qualified), based at Life Bedford Gardens Hospital, reporting to the Renal Unit Manager, Frank Mokoana. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing holistic and optimal quality nursing care to patients in need of dialysis in order to maximize a positive outcome for the customer in line with Company & Hospital strategic objectives.

Critical Outputs

To provide quality patient care by:

  • Providing quality specialized nursing care
  • Continual communication with the patient and family with regards to the patient’s condition
  • Administering of medication in accordance to ethical, legal framework
  • Review and comply with internal policies and protocols
  • Ensure adherence to quality management systems and initiatives
  • 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 Renal team works according to the scope of practice in order to ensure the correct skills mix is utilized

Provide effective cost management by:

  • Managing all stock used according to unit specific policies and protocols
  • Control and manage leave hours 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:

  • Participating in in-service orientation on doctor specific preferences
  • Execute doctor’s requests and prescriptions after patient rounds
  • 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
  • Relevant qualification in renal technology (Diploma/ B Tech degree)
  • Registration with the HPCSA
  • Experience and knowledge of all acute and chronic dialysis treatments in ICU and High Care setting
  • A passion for the needs of the patients
  • Valid driver’s license and flexibility to travel
  • Must be willing to fulfil a role in the unit according to the flexi hours and call system
  • Ability to work with various dialysis machines makes and models
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Drive & energy
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organizational awareness
  • Leading my example (Key for Managers)
  • Motivating and developing people (Key for Managers)
Closing date
Friday, October 16, 2020

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any communication after 2 weeks of closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

External candidates will also be considered.

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