Mar 19, 2020

Professional Nurse

  • Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Trust
  • Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Nurse

Job Description

Philani seeks to appoint a mature Female Nursing Sister, based in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.


Visit mothers-to-be, malnourished children and home based care cases that need extra support
Assess client needs, ensure that interventions are carried out correctly, give appropriate medical advice and make referrals when necessary
Provide assistance on complicated social cases
Mediate any conflict within the programme and hold all Assistant Coordinators and mentor mothers accountable
Identify training needs and assist with programme training
Liaise for the hospital and clinics in the area
Weekly administration requirements, including reporting, management of case files and attending meetings


Qualified Professional Nursing Sister
Minimum five years’ experience working as a Nursing Sister
Experience in child and maternal health is desirable
Computer literacy
Code 08 driver’s license
Fluency in both English and IsiXhosa
Active member in her community
People Management
Teamwork and Leadership

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter opportunity.

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The Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Trust has been addressing maternal and child health problems in the informal settlements surrounding Cape Town since 1979. Philani’s mandate is sustainable community health, and, over the years, the organisation has developed programmes to meet the needs of the communities it serves. We aim to improve health outcomes by combining skills and resources with the knowledge and resources that exist in the community. Philani's programmes promote family health, focusing on the support of pregnant mothers, prevention of child malnutrition and the rehabilitation of underweight children. The organisation is committed to limiting the suffering of families infected and affected by HIV and preventing the spread of the virus.

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