Clinical Nurse Specialist Recovery Room - Cape TownJob Description : The Clinical Nurse Specialist focuses on the delivery of quality competent nursing care.
The incumbent acts as a clinical resource and leader in a particular clinical specialty, performing functions at an advanced level competently and consistently.
Sound and contemporary knowledge of the area of specialty, together with an advanced understanding of professional nursing, health care delivery and programme planning, allows the CNS to fulfill the following primary roles : Advanced clinical careConsultation as a source of expert knowledgeClinical teaching of staff and learnersResearchLeadershipResponsibilities : Audit of health records to ensure complianceEnsure all stock is well controlled and managed, charged and credited appropriatelyKeep abreast of current research in the disciplinePractice patient care according to the Scope of Practice and assume total responsibility for these activitiesContribute to the holistic care of patientsAttend handover of report at shift commencementCommunicate effectively with patients regarding their carePromote patient of health and wellbeingPractice the principles of infection prevention and all Standard precautionsPromote and maintain good public relations with patients, relatives and visitorsExecute all procedures according to hospital standardsRefer all complaints from patients and doctors to sister-in-charge of the unitCarry out all departmental duties as assigned by supervisorsProvide and supervise the delivery of evidence based nursing careEnsure that all patients have an appropriate nursing care planCommunicate with Health Care Practitioners regarding any change in health statusAdminister and store medication in accordance with the policy.
Perform other duties as reasonably requested by the Unit Manager or senior member of staff.Participate in units quality improvement programmeEffective risk prevention and managementMaintain a therapeutic, clean and safe environment that is free from medico-legal hazardsAdhere to the Resuscitation and Reanimation policyAdhere to medical waste management principles and all other waste management principlesMaintain a safe working environment in accordance with the Machinery and Occupational Safety ActReport and act upon potential / actual risks identifiedResponsible for ensuring correct use, cleaning and storage of equipmentReport equipment needing repair or replacementMaintain professional conduct and standards at all times in accordance with hospital policies and proceduresMaintain patient confidentiality at all timesWork effectively and cooperatively with others to establish and maintain good working relationships that are mutually beneficial.
Create and maintain a positive environment where the differences of others are recognized, understood, and valued, so that all can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions.
Develop collaborative relationships to help accomplish work goal.Manage acuity and skill mix to ensure appropriate level of careKeep up to date with evolving policies and proceduresAssumes responsibility for own personal and professional developmentAssumes responsibility for maintaining competence in CPRKeep abreast of current research in the disciplineMentoring and supervision of junior healthcare providers and support staffFacilitation of a learning environmentJob Requirements : Must have a Registered Nurse qualification and registered with the South African Nursing Council.
Relevant qualification within a specialist area - Theatre / Operating Room2-3 Years in a Theatre Anesthetics and Recovery experience is essential