Mar 04, 2021

Registered Nurse ICU Qualified

  • Life Healthcare
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Nurse

Job Description

A vacancy exists for a Registered Nurse ICU Qualified in ICU 5, based at Life Eugene Marais Hospital, reporting to the Minah Makhubele, Unit Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing holistic and optimal quality nursing care to critically ill patients 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 basic and 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
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 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

Grade 12 National Senior Certificate
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
Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Engaging diversity
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Building relationships
Customer responsiveness
Organisational awareness
Drive & energy
Excellence orientation
Ethical behaviour

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.

Life Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer.

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