Enrolled Nurse - Pietermaritzburg

The Daymed Medical Centre and Private Hospital is an ultra-modern private and registered hospital which offers a full and comprehensive range of medical services to all sectors of the community at affordable prices in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.


KEY TASKS / DUTIES:
1.0 To provide quality, competent, clinical care that enhances the well-being of patients.
This will be achieved by:
Understands the enrolled nurse role and boundaries in relation to scopes of practice within the registered nurses
delegation.
Demonstrating accountability and responsibility within the healthcare team when assisting or working under the
direction of the Registered Nurse.
Demonstrating competence and application of the following clinical skills: wound care, ear syringing, preparation
and assistance with minor surgery, collection of specimens, venepuncture (if trained), vital sign monitoring,
tympanography, teaching breast self examination, pregnancy testing, giving basic dietary advice and health
promotion.
Answering phones, assisting with patient enquiries and clinical administration work.
Undertaking the preliminary aspects of health assessments under the guidance of a registered nurse.

2.0 To provide nursing care in accordance with appropriate professional and hospital standards.
This will be achieved by:
Maintaining a current (validated within the last 1 2 months) certificate.
Obtaining personal professional indemnity insurance
Maintaining a current Annual Practising Certificate
Following Radius Medical Solutions clinical guidelines.
Clearly documenting all care and education provided
Using the patient information system skilfully

3.0 To provide a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, visitors and other staff.
This will be achieved by:
Safe disposal and cleaning and/or sterilising of all equipment used in patient care.
Using Standard Precautions when dealing with body substances
Appropriate use and disposal of 'sharps
Being aware of, and reporting any occupational hazards identified
Following company policy to report untoward events/incidents/errors.
Taking responsibility for your own health and wellbeing

4.0 To maximise personal development
This will be achieved by:
Completing all orientation and induction requirements
Taking up opportunities to improve your skills and knowledge through Continuing Nursing E ducation activities
Maintaining a professional portfolio which demonstrates competency to practice
Participating in annual personal performance review
Recognising limits of knowledge or expertise and referring appropriately

5.0 To utilise treatment and care resources appropriately.
This will be achieved by:
Reporting needs for stock reordering, and involvement in checking orders as appropriate
Using and checking equipment and facilities correctly, reporting any need for maintenance, or replacement

6.0 To participate in quality improvement activities.
This will be achieved by:
Attending nurse team and practice team meetings

7.0 To support and collaborate with peers and other providers within the wider health care team
This will be achieved by:
Discussing patient care issues with other colleagues involved as needed
Working constructively within the wider multi-disciplinary team within the centre
Being an honest, open communicator who demonstrates respect for themselves, and all persons


QUALIFICATIONS:
Grade 10/ Matric Certificate
EN Certificate
Registered to SANC

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