planning;executing and supervising the implementation of care to meet patient needs. The Registered Nurse is a role model in the delivery of evidence based care.
The Registered Nurse will actively participate in Clinical governance.
KEY WORK OUTPUT AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Practices patient care according to his / her scope of practice and assumes total responsibility for these activities.
Contributes to the holistic care of patients
Effective Risk prevention management
Participate in units quality improvement programme
Attends handover of report at shift commencement
Effective communication with patients regarding their care
The promotion of health and wellbeing
Practices the principles of Infection Prevention and all standard precautions
Promotes and maintains good public relations with patients; relatives and visitors
Executes all procedures according to the hospital standards
Refer all complaints from patients and doctors to sister incharge of the unit
Carries out all departmental duties as assigned by supervisors
Provides and supervises the delivery of evidence based nursing care
Communicate with Health Care Practitioners regarding any change in health status
Administer and store medication in accordance with the Policy
Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional development
Assumes responsibility for maintaining competence in CPR
Projects a positive professional image
Promotes and maintains good working and interpersonal relationships with management; colleagues and doctors
Keep up to date with evolving policies and procedures
Mentoring and supervision of junior healthcare providers and support staff
Facilitation of learning environment
Keep abreast of current research in their discipline
Participate in staff development and maximizing performance
Manage acuity and skill mix to ensure appropriate level of care
Compliance with documentation policy
Ongoing audit of health records to ensure compliance
Ensure all stock is well controlled and managed; charged and credited appropriately
Maintains a theraupic; clean and safe environment that is free from medico-legal hazards
Adheres to the Resuscitation and Reanimation policy
Adheres to medical waste management principles and all other waste management principles
Maintains a safe working environment in accordance with Machinery and Occupational Safety Act
Reports and acts upon potential / actual risk identified
Responsible for ensuring correct use; cleaning and storage of equipment
Reports Equipment needing repair and replacement
Maintain professional conduct and standards at all times in accordance with hospital policies and procedures
Diploma in General Nursing Science & Midwifery or equivalent
Registered with South African Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse
3 + years experience within an Operating Theatre essential
Capacity to implement and maintain standards of health practice required from all accredited bodies and appropriate health legislation
Thorough knowledge of general / specialized nursing theory and practice
Extensive knowledge of modern nursing care principles and practices in the highly specialised field
NON MANAGERIAL / SPECIALIST SKILLS
The capacity to recognise development areas in others and support them to facilitate personal development through coaching.
Leading and Managing Change
The capacity to implement and support change initiatives and to provide leadership in times of uncertainty.
The ability to evaluate and develop different levels of capacity within a team to achieve set objectives.
Capable of recognising the need for action, considering possible risks and taking responsibility for results.
Capable of making decisions timeously and taking responsibility for the consequences.
Capacity to plan, organise and control own work environment by setting appropriate priorities and achieving set objectives within a given time frame.
Customer Focus and Service Delivery
The capacity to identify and respond to the needs of internal and external customers.
Internal and external customers include patients, doctors, colleagues, suppliers, visitors, vendors and any other person that requires a relationship
Adapting and Responding to Change
Capable of supporting and advocating change initiatives and managing own reaction to change.
The capacity to improve systems and processes to facilitate continuous improvement.
Personal Work Ethic
Capacity to instill an ethic of quality and consistency in self and others.
Capacity to establish constructive and effective relationships.
The capacity to clearly present information, either written or verbal.
Capacity to cooperate with others to work towards a common goal.
The capacity to perform a technical function to required standards.