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Registered Nurse – Cape Town needed at Faircape Group

Job title : Registered Nurse – Cape Town

Job Location : Western Cape, Cape Town

Deadline : May 22, 2024

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Faircape Health provides the full continuum of care at six world-class healthcare facilities located on-site at six luxury, retirement villages.

The services of an experienced, compassionate Independent Registered Nurse Contractor (SLA Agreement) is required. The successful applicant must be available to assist within all our healthcare centres when required. 

The Registered Nurse will administer care to patients inclusive of frail care, mental health, assisted living, and subacute within our village in the Northern Suburbs or Southern Suburbs of the Western Cape. 

The successful incumbent will be responsible for all nursing care on shift and ensuring patients have a comprehensive and accurate care plan. 

This position is based within Somerset West in Cape Town and if you wish to become part of a dynamic, and collaborative environment with a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) of primary and allied healthcare professionals, then this is the career opportunity for you. 

Should you wish to make a difference everyday in our patients’ lives, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Duties Include:

  • Clinical Handover:
    • Conduct morning handovers according to ISBAR procedure with the Shift Leader on the opposite shift.
    • Ensure all reporting is up-to-date for handover and verify all information during handovers.

Medication:

  • Manage medication administration to residents as per allocation.
  • Monitor scheduled drugs.
  • Conduct weekly drug checks.
  • Ensure blister packaged medication is available, checked, and signed by 2 Registered Nurses.
  • Manage adverse effects by contacting the doctor immediately for intervention and treatment orders.

Patient Nursing Care Plan:

  • Assess patients’ health conditions, including vital signs, medical history, and symptoms.
  • Develop and implement nursing care plans with the Nursing Service Manager and Multidisciplinary Team.
  • Adjust care plans when required.

Clinical Tasks:

  • Perform clinical functions within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse, including wound care, pressure care, ostomy care, managing skin lesions, catheter care, and weighing patients.
  • Conduct regular resident rounds to monitor care quality.
  • Assess patients on specific areas of concern and adjust care plans as needed.
  • Ensure doctor’s prescriptions and physio recommendations are implemented and included in care plans.
  • Consult with the Senior Nursing Service Manager regarding clinical concerns or quality of care issues.

Risk Management:

  • Maintain effective infection control practices.

Emergency and Incident Management 

  • Ensure all procedures are followed incase of an emergency or incident 

Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • SANC registered as a Registered Nurse.
  • Up-to-date Basic Life Support certification is advantageous.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Proven experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Experience in a similar leadership position is advantageous.
  • Experience in a geriatric environment is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Dementia care, Frail care, and Palliative care is advantageous.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent multitasking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Dependability.
  • Proactive.
  • Professional communication.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Sound decision-making.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Computer literate.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.

Specific Requirements:

  • Clear health record.
  • Clear criminal record.
  • Clear credit record.
  • Contactable references.

Working Hours:

  • Normal working days are Monday to Sunday.
  • You will be required to work 16.25 shifts per month.
  • Night shifts are from 07h00 to 19h00.

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