Senior Enrolled Nurse needed at Faircape Group

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Job title : Senior Enrolled Nurse

Job Location : Western Cape,

Deadline : July 13, 2024

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Job Description

  • The Senior Staff Nurse, is an Enrolled Nurse who executes and performs the delegated duties of a Registered Nurse and has the experience and skills to confidently lead a shift, when required or when the Shift Leader is, on occasion, not on duty.

Duties include but is not limited to the following:
HANDOVER  

  • Attend handover according to ISBAR procedure with shift leader on opposite shift

ADMINISTRATION AND REPORTING  

  • Ensure all reporting is up to date for handover and all information checked when receiving handover
  • Shift Admin – Perform a physical walk around the unit to see every resident at the start of the shift
  • Documentation and Healthware – Checking emails, sending dietary communication, logging incidents, completing comprehensive Nursing Documentation, ensure Dr’s appointments are met, following up on all laboratory tests
  • Policies/Procedures & Competencies – Ensure all new policies/procedures are read, competencies completed and procedures followed

MEDICATION

  • Administer medication under the direct or indirect supervision of an RN
  • Ensure all medication being administered has a valid prescription
  • Ensure all medications are mixed/reconstituted according to the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Ensure that the expiry date is checked on all medication before administration
  • Manage any script changes and ensure the correct changes are communicated on the Blisterpack documentation to the pharmacy
  • Store medication at the correct temperature as per manufacturer’s instructions
  • Manage the correct discarding of medication according to the medication management procedure

MDT AND INTERACTION WITH PROFESSIONALS 

  • Attend MDT Meetings on your shift when required to do so
  • Assist Shift Leader with the follow-up and implementation of all orders and instructions deriving from the MDT

RESIDENT ADMISSIONS AND DISCHARGES

  • Assist with the admissions procedure into the facility
  • Plan for and arrange appointments with doctors when needed and keeping family informed of nursing concerns and care
  • Assist with the discharge process from the nursing side with family and residents and ensure discharge plan is in place where necessary

RISK MANAGEMENT:

  • Maintain effective infection control practices.
  • Assist to maintain a safe and risk free environment in the Healthcare Facility
  • Stay  well educated regarding Health and Safety issues

TRAINING

  • Participate in identifying training needs and adding them to the active training plan as well as assisting to manage the completion of the training with the nursing team.
  • Assist in ensuring that all training is recorded

STOCK MANAGEMENT 

  • Assist to ensure nursing staff charge for any stock used, to enable timeous billing to a patient account.
  • Participate in  the rotated schedule, to ensure all have an opportunity to check the emergency trolley

CLINICAL TASKS

  • Ensure all tasks are completed and charted in Healthware
  • Assist to ensure communication has been sent for all new admissions, special diets , allergies or any changes in diets, when required
  • Assist RN in performing the Physical Assessment and High Risk Assessments on all admission, including weighing the patient
  • Assist RN in keeping  care plans updated
  • Escalate any concerns regarding quality of care issues noted to the Senior Shift Leader

EMERGENCY AND INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

  • Ensure procedure followed in the case of an emergency and/or death.
  • Ensure professional liaison with family of residents who have passed away, when required in the absence of the Shift Leader/ Senior Shift Leader.

Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • SANC registered as an Enrolled Nurse.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Proven experience within a leadership role advantageous 
  • Experience in a similar leadership position is advantageous.
  • Experience in Medical/Surgical, Orthopaedic, palliative, Dementia, Frail care, phlebotomy and caring for residents on IV therapy
  • 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.
  • You will be required to work Day or Night shift. Night shifts are from 19h00 to 07h00 or Day Shift 07h00 to 19h00

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