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​​REGISTERED NURSE - MENTAL HEALTH UNIT 

JOB REF: RMQ1023

HOSPITAL: LA LUCIA HEALTHCARE

LOCATION: LA LUCIA, UMHLANGA

JOB TYPE: PERMANENT POST

WORKING HOURS: 40 HOURS

TIME CONDITIONS: DAYSHIFT

SALARY: R21,000 - R31,000

CLOSING DATE: 10 JUNE 2024

Registered Nurse: Job Terms
Registered Nurse: Registered Nurse

ROLE SUMMARY
The Registered Nurse will render and promote cost effective, safe quality patient care in accordance to hospital standards and policies. The incumbent will further be responsible for direct and/or indirect nursing care of a patient or a group of patients, for assessing, planning, executing and supervising the implementation of care to meet patient needs, is a role model in the delivery of evidence based care and will actively participate in Clinical Governance


KNOWLEDGE & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Practice patient care according to the Scope of Practice and assume total responsibility for these activities
• Contribute to the holistic care of patients
• Attend handover of report at shift commencement. Audit of health records to ensure compliance 
• Communicate effectively with patients regarding their care, and encourage them to participate in therapeutic activities
• Monitor progress, advise and arrange support for patients, relatives and carers
• Promote and maintain good public relations with patients, relatives and visitors
• Practice the principles of infection prevention and control.
• Carry out all departmental duties as assigned, and perform other duties as reasonably requested by the Unit Manager or 
   senior member of staff.
• Liaising with multidisciplinary team i.e Doctors, social workers and other professionals
• Administer and store medication in accordance with care plans. Ensure all stock is well controlled and managed, charged 
   and credited appropriately


EDUCATION & WORKING EXPERIENCE
• Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Professional nurse and Psychiatric nurse
• Relevant qualification in Psychiatry B CUR/Diploma in Nursing (General, Community Health and Psychiatric) & Midwifery
• Prior experience in psychiatric nursing is essential (Minimum 2 years)
• Flexible in working hours/Shifts 
• Computer Literacy, SAP will be an advantage
• Three or more years of experience in a private hospital preferred
• A good understanding of mental illness
• Capacity to implement and maintain standards of health practice required from all accredited bodies and appropriate 
   health legislation


Interested applicant who meet the requirements can submit application of employment below. Applicants will be conducted shortly, Should you not be contacted in 14 days of your application, Please consider your application unsuccessful and thank you for your interest in our healthcare group.

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