Registered Nurse | Trauma Experienced

Life Mercantile Hospital
Registered Nurse | Trauma Experienced

A vacancy has arisen for Registered Nurse: Trauma Experienced position based at Life Mercantile Hospital reporting to the Unit Manager, Jackie Hamilton.  The successful candidate will contribute to the effective functioning and co-ordination of the Emergency Unit and ensure quality nursing care to all patients.

Critical Outputs

Provide quality patient care by

  • Providing quality basic and specialized nursing care
  • Continual communication with the patient and family with regards to the patient’s condition
  • Administering of medication in accordance with 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 while interacting with a multi – disciplinary team.

  • Interacting and communicating with a multi – disciplinary team

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 Prevention and Health and Safety by

  • Maintaining a safe and holistic patient environment to enforce infection prevention.
  • Promoting a safe and healthy working environment by completing SHEQ alerts and incident reports to the QSSS

Ensuring effective relationships with internal / external stakeholders by

  • Conducting in – service orientation on doctor specific preferences
  • Execute doctor’s requests and prescriptions timeously.
  • Assisting in multi – disciplinary team members with the execution of their duties

Ensuring the effective functioning of equipment and instrumentation

  • Educate and supervise staff and doctors on the correct utilization of specialized equipment and instrumentation.

Ensuring effective record keeping by

  • Ensuring records and accurately completed and stored in accordance with legal and ethical requirements.
  • Relevant Degree in Nursing
  • Minimum 3 years current Nursing experience in an emergency unit
  • ACLS would be an advantage
  • Midwifery would be an advantage.
  • Strong customer orientation, team player, very energetic and well organised
  • Must be able to work under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Must be willing to fulfil a role in the unit according to the flexi – hours system and call system
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Attention to detail.
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Professional and technical proficiency
  • Excellence orientation
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Action orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
Closing date
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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

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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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