Staff Nurse - Noordhoek


Company :  Faircape
Location :  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Job Type :  Full-time
Job Status :  Permanent
The Faircape Group, owns and manages six luxury lifestyle villages with state of the art and technologically advanced Healthcare Centres at each village.
We are seeking Staff Nurses at Noordhoek Manor to provide high quality care to our residents.

If you want to work in a dynamic and fulfilling team environment, this is the job for you. To ensure high quality patient care, we also invest in continuous development of our staff, which includes both internal and external training.

Duties include but is not limited to the following::
  • Do morning handover according to ISBAR procedure with Duty Sister on opposite shift
  • Ensure all reporting up to date for handover and all information checked when receiving handover
Staff Allocation and management
  • Allocate staff on shift according to patient needs and operational requirements and specific activities and information from the handover process
  • Do changes in staff allocation throughout the shift according to changes in needs and requirements
  • Performance appraisals with staff
  • Promote sound relationships and motivation in team members
  • Address any issues with regards to staffing in terms of performance and discipline with the assistance of HR where needed

  • Ensure all blister packaged medication is available on the trolley and medication not prescribed anymore are removed from blister pack
  • Check all scripts and cupboards for any medication not in blister packs
  • Administer medication as per scope of practice under supervision of Prof Nurse under the direct and indirect supervision of Professional Nurse. Prof Nurse to sign off on schedule 5 & 6 drugs, Enrolled Nurse co signs the scheduled drug book.
  • Do rounds, check for sufficient consumption and administer all medication to residents as per the scripts Check for any side effects of medication and adjust accordingly by phoning the doctor and arranging for new script
  • Chart medication on ECP g. Manage medication change process. Contact Dr and send script to pharmacy, changes to be made on ECP copy to be placed on residents file
MDT and Interaction with professional
  • Regular MDT meetings with in-house healthcare support team
  • Regular meetings with outside healthcare professionals and amend care plans and ECP upon their recommendation of specific resident
Resident Admissions and discharges
  • Assessment of patient upon request for admission
  • Ensure necessary documentation is completed en sent to Clinical head for review
  • Draw up person centered care plan and put on ECP
  • Contact with medical doctors and families
  • Organise medication for patient and follow up on scripts at discharge
  • Follow up with appointments with doctors
  • Draw up discharge plan and discuss with family
Step Down and Clinical
  • Ensure progress reports are sent to the medical aid after it has been approved by the Unit Manager
  • Measure daily the vitals and activity levels
  • Follow up with MDT on patient progress and do referrals
  • Should PN be on same shift as the Enrolled Nurse, clinical duties will apply within scope of practice and as directed by the PN on shift.
  • Check trays and diet list and approve
  • Ensure that the Food Ambassador performs duties according to job description
  • Handle all food related complaints and refer to relevant parties
  • Send special instruction / changes / ad hoc to the kitchen
  • Control cancellations
  • Do referrals to inhouse dietician
  • Oversee intake and outputs and adjust care plan if necessary
  • Intervene where necessary
Clinical Tasks
  • Oversee and do dressings, wound care and pressure care
  • Deal with skin lesions
  • Do catheter care and flushing intervention
  • Do daily resident rounds and measure vitals
  • Assess patients on specific areas of concern and adjust the care plan
Administration & Reporting
  • Morning admin(before medication rounds):
  • Daily admin during shift:
  • Reporting
  • Log on ECP
  • Check emails
  • Check fire lists
  • Check resident list
  • Sign off on diet and tray list
  • Follow up on new scripts and phone the pharmacy to arrange
  • Follow up on Dr’s appointments
  • Follow up on all tests (blood, urine) and receive results
  • Do adjustments to medicine and care plans on ECP.
  • Daily reporting to the UM on any interventions during the shift
  • Thorough reporting during shift change
  • Incident reporting
  • Report IOD to HR and UM
  • Complete cardex
  • Timestamping on ECP
  • Medication on ECP
  • Follow emergency plan in the case of panic button alerts.
  • Act according to patient’s living will in case of emergency or resuscitation
  • Phone emergency services immediately for village emergencies.
  • Phone Dr of resident in case of emergency
  • Phone family in the case of death to inform them in a calm and dignified manner
Qualifications - Senior certificate and SANC registered as Enrolled Nurse
Experience and Knowledge – Experience in Neuro, Stroke, Orthopaedics, Geriatrics, as well as experience within sub acute environment
Skills and Attributes - Strong interpersonal skills, professional communication, ability to work under pressure, managerial skills, making sound decisions, computer literate, professional, focused, fully bilingual in Afrikaans and English, well spoken, neat, compassion for the elderly, be able to converse with people on different levels - staff, families, MDT and other professionals coming into the facility.
Working Hours - Normal working days are Monday to Sunday. You will be required to work 16 shifts per month. Day shifts will be worked from 06h30 to 18h30 and night shifts from 18h30 to 06h30

The company offers a competitive cost to company salary that includes a company contribution towards medical aid ( hospital plan).

Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.
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