Registered nurse

Full-time

ROLE PROFILE
Role title Registered Nurse
Division Akeso Division
Location Akeso Nelspruit Clinic
Reporting structure Nursing Services Manager
Closing date 11 December 2020
ROLE SUMMARY
 The Registered Nurse is responsible firstly to the unit manager and in his/her absence to the Registered
Nurse delegated to take over these duties, ultimately the Registered Nurse is responsible to the Nursing
Services Manager.
 As an integral member of the nursing team he/she is expected to work in cooperation with all his/her
nursing colleagues.
 The Registered Nurse shall work in cooperation with all members of the Multidisciplinary team,
Administrative team and the Clinic management.
KEY WORK OUTPUT AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Administrative Responsibilities
 a) The Registered Nurse is responsible for ensuring that the Policy and Procedure file is kept intact and
well maintained.
 b) The Registered Nurse is expected to be familiar with the content of the policy and procedure file and to
ensure that implementation of said Policies and procedures are adhered to by themselves and their subordinates.

Meeting Meetings
To attend meetings as delegated by the unit manager, in her absence or as part of the nursing team eg. Ward
rounds, Nurse Management meetings or Administration meetings.
 The Registered Nurse is expected to actively participate in the meeting.
 He/she is responsible for giving feedback to other members of the nursing team in regard to changes in a
patient’s treatment, any new decisions that have been taken, or any management changes.
 The Registered Nurse is encouraged to make suggestions and offer contributions in regard to improving
nursing care.
 He/she is also encouraged to become involved in problem solving
Organisation
 In the absence of the unit manager or as a delegated duty the Registered Nurse will be able to plan
systematically, He/she will be able to adapt as circumstances change and will be able to successfully carry a
greater workload.
 The Registered Nurse shall delegate duties in accordance to the knowledge, skills and attitudes of
colleagues and subordinates, thus maximizing the utilisation of manpower and improving productivity.
Control
 The ordering of medication for patients shall be done according to policy
 Ward stock (medication) will be kept at a manageable level
 Medical supplies will be kept at a manageable level
 Ensure safe keeping of medicines
 Prevent stock shortages through planned ordering
 Ensure that equipment is used correctly
 Ensure Maintenance of equipment
 Ensure safe keeping of equipment
 Ensure that electric lights and heaters are turned off when not in use Report maintenance issues

The delegation and supervision of subordinates is done according to their knowledge, skills and attitude,
which facilitates for quality nursing care to be rendered.
Clinical Responsibilities
 Doing the psychiatric nursing evaluation and comprehensively completing the documentation
 Provision of a therapeutic environment
 The therapeutic use of self
 Forming therapeutic nurse/patient relationships
 Doing crisis intervention
 Counselling patients
 Giving psychiatric nursing care
 Giving pre and post care to the patient receiving ECT
 Administering and evaluating the effects of medication
 Giving health education to patient, families and the public when appropriate
 Doing discharge education
 Ensuring that all information pertaining to the patient is recorded accurately and legibly signed
 Ensuring that confidentiality is maintained at all times
 Carrying out patient care and specific duties as delegated by the unit manager
 Ensuring that safe patient care is practised at all times, especially with regard to patients on Special
Observation
 Maintaining open communication with family members and significant others at all times
SKILLS PROFILE
EDUCATION
• Must be a Qualified Psychiatric Nurse (Registered with SANC)
WORK EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE
• Minimum of 2 years Psychiatric Experience (Essential)
• Must have an understanding of confidentiality issues and the use of discretion
• Understanding of the Nursing Act and SANC regulations

NON MANAGERIAL/ SPECIALIST SKILLS
Coaching Others* 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.
Performance Development* The ability to evaluate and develop different levels of capacity within a team to
achieve set objectives.
Taking Action Capable of recognising the need for action, considering possible risks and taking
responsibility for results.
Decision Making Capable of making decisions timeously and taking responsibility for the
consequences.
Managing Self 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.
Continuous Improvement The capacity to improve systems and processes to facilitate continuous
improvement.
Personal Work Ethic Capacity to instil an ethic of quality and consistency in self and others.
Building Relationships Capacity to establish constructive and effective relationships.
Communication The capacity to clearly present information, either written or verbal.
Teamwork Capacity to cooperate with others to work towards a common goal.
Technical Knowledge The capacity to perform a technical function to required standards.

MANAGERIAL/ SPECIALIST SKILLS
Coaching Others* 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.
Performance Development* The ability to evaluate and develop different levels of capacity within a team to
achieve set objectives.
Taking Action Capable of recognising the need for action, considering possible risks and taking
responsibility for results.
Decision Making Capable of making decisions timeously and taking responsibility for the
consequences.
Managing Self 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.
Continuous Improvement The capacity to improve systems and processes to facilitate continuous
improvement.
Personal Work Ethic Capacity to instil an ethic of quality and consistency in self and others.
Building Relationships Capacity to establish constructive and effective relationships.
Communication The capacity to clearly present information, either written or verbal.
Teamwork Capacity to cooperate with others to work towards a common goal.
Technical Knowledge The capacity to perform a technical function to required standards.
LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Visioning The ability to provide direction in terms of action towards certain future
outcomes.
Empowering Creating conditions of willingness and participation amongst teams by
providing sufficient, encouragement, information, resources and authority to
make the necessary decisions to accomplish tasks.
Energising Having the capacity to motivate and mobilise, impart strength, vitality and
enthusiasm to teams to actualise the organisation’s vision of the future.
Designing and aligning Ensuring the optimal alignment of employee behaviour with the
organisation’s vision and values.
Rewarding and feedback Fostering a performance culture by creating a framework of appropriate
incentives and rewards to direct and motivate the achievement of desired
performance behaviours and goals.
Team building Creating team players and team effectiveness by using appropriate methods
and a flexible interpersonal style to instil a cooperative atmosphere conducive
to building a cohesive team.
Outside orientation Awareness of outside constituencies, emphasizing particularly the need to
respond to the requirements of customers, suppliers, partners, shareholders
and other interest groups, such as local communities affected by the
organisation.
Global mindset Possessing a global frame of reference that enables one to scan the external
world environment for different perspectives and to adopt successful
practices. The capacity to inculcate a global mentality in others by instilling
shared values and cross cultural sensitivity.
Tenacity The capacity and courage to persevere with one’s purpose in a persistent and
determined manner despite opposition or setbacks, until the desired
objective is obtained or it becomes clear that the objective is no longer
attainable. Inspiring others, through active example, to have the courage of
their convictions.
Emotional intelligence The capacity to foster trust and create an emotionally intelligent workforce
whose members know themselves and know how to deal respectfully and
understandingly with others. The ability to regulate and manage one’s
emotions in a healthy and productive manner.
Life balance Articulating and modelling the importance of the need for life balance for the
long term welfare of oneself and one’s employees.

Resilience to stress Appropriately balancing these various pressures to maintain stable
performance.
VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS
Netcare Values At Netcare, our core value is care. We care about the dignity of our patients
and all members of the Netcare family. We care about the participation of our
people and our partners in everything we do. We care about truth in all our
actions. We are passionate about quality care and professional excellence.
 Care – The basis of our business. The professional, ethical
patient care and services we offer at every level of the
organisation.
 Truth – The crucial element in building relationships that work.
Open communication with honesty and integrity is essential.
 Dignity – An acknowledgement of the uniqueness of individuals.
A commitment to care with the qualities of respect and
understanding.
 Compassion – We engage everyone with empathy and respond
with acts of compassion in all interactions with our patients and
their families.
 Participation – The willingness and desire to work in productive
and creative partnerships with others and the commitment to
communicate.
The Netcare Way Netcare is committed to providing quality care. Our basic service standard
holds us accountable for the below seven behaviours which you will be
accountable to uphold:
 I always greet everyone to show my respect.
 I always wear my name badge to show my identity.
 I am always well groomed to show my dignity.
 I always practise proper hand hygiene to show my care.
 I always seek consent to show my compassion.
 I always say thank you to show my appreciation.
 I always embrace diversity to show I am not a racist.

Akeso Values At Akeso, we also live by the following values:
 Acceptance
 Kindness
 Empathy
 Sincerity
 Openheartedness
APPLICATION PROCESS
NETCARE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Company’s approved Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment
process aligned to the Group’s Employment Equity strategy. Netcare actively supports the recruitment of people
with disabilities.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are requested to e-mail a detailed CV to
natascha.c@akeso.co.za.

Please note:
 Please note that reference checks for internal applicants will be conducted with the current and
past Netcare direct line managers of the applicant and the relevant Netcare HR Managers.
Employees are therefore encouraged to discuss internal job applications with their direct line
manager to ensure that the line manager is aware of the application.
 The terms and conditions of employment relating to the function which you have applied for
will be based on those that exist in the Division within which you will be employed.
 In the event of a candidate having any disability that may impair the individual’s ability to
perform the job function, the candidate must kindly inform the employer so that an assessment
for reasonable accommodation can be made.
 By applying for this position and providing us with your CV and other personal information, you
are consenting to the information being used for the specific purpose for which it was provided,
which is recruitment purposes and possible appointment purposes (should you be successful).
Please note that your information will be processed for recruitment purposes only or for such
purposes relating to assessing the establishment of an employment relationship with yourself,
and this will be done in accordance with the applicable data protection and privacy legislation.
We confirm that such information will not be used for any other purpose without obtaining
your prior consent.

 If your application is not successful, we retain your CV and other information provided for a
period of 6 months after which it will be destroyed in a secure manner. If you object to your
information being used in accordance with the aforementioned clauses, please indicate your
objection and we will immediately destroy your personal information in a secure manner