October 21, 2022

PROFESSIONAL NURSE SPECIALTY NURSING

REF NO: PN SPEC 22/2022

CENTRE : Eshowe District Hospital
REQUIREMENTS : Senior certificate (Grade 12). Degree/Diploma in General Nursing and Medical
& Surgical Nursing Science-Orthopeadic Nursing). Current Registration with
South African Nursing Council as a General Nurse. Diploma in Medical &
Surgical Nursing Science-Orthopaedic Nursing, with duration of at least 1 year,
accredited with the South African Nursing Council. Experience Grade 1:
Minimum of 4 years appropriate/recognizable experience in nursing after
registration as a professional nurse with South African Nursing Council, in
General Nursing and Medical & Surgical Nursing Science-Orthopaedic
Nursing. Experience Grade 2: Minimum of 14 years appropriate/recognizable
experience in nursing after registration as a professional nurse with South
African Nursing Council, in General Nursing and Medical & Surgical Nursing
Science-Orthopaedic Nursing. At least 10 years of the period referred to above
must be appropriate/recognizable experience in the specific specialty after
obtaining the 1- year post basic qualification in Medical & Surgical Nursing
Science-Orthopaedic Nursing. NB: Certificate of service from previous
employers is compulsory, please include verification of employment from
current employer, which must be endorsed and signed by Human Resource
Management. Knowledge, skills, training and competencies required:
Knowledge of public services acts, regulations and policies. Demonstrate an
understanding of nursing legislation and related legal and ethical nursing
practices. Perform a clinical nursing practice in accordance with the scope of
practice and nursing standards as determined by the relevant health facility.
Demonstrate effective communication with client/patients, supervisors and
other clinicians, including report writing when required. Work as part of a multi-
disciplinary team to ensure good nursing care. Work effectively co-operatively
amicably with persons of diverse intellectual, cultural, racial or religious
differences. Able to plan and organize own work and that of support personnel
to ensure proper nursing care. Display a concern for patients, promoting and
advocating. Knowledge and experience in implementation of Batho Pele
principles, patient’s right charter and code of conduct. Knowledge on SANC
rules and regulations. Proper treatment and care including awareness and
willingness to respond to patient’s needs, requirements and expectations
(Batho Pele)


DUTIES : Oversee and co-ordinate the integration of Orthopeadic services in the Out
Patient Departments. Manage people suffering from musculoskeletal
malfunctions and diseases. Work as a team leader and oversee Out Patient
Department in the absence of the Operational Manager or when the need
arises. Implement a comprehensive nursing care plan/program for the
promotion of health, self- care treatment and rehabilitation of patients.
Implement standards, practices, criteria and indicators for quality nursing
(quality of practice). Create and maintain a complete and accurate nursing
record for individual health care users. Audit clinical records by analyzing data.Participate in health promotion and illness prevention initiatives. Maintain a
plan to improve the quality of nursing and health care. Practice nursing and
health care in accordance with the laws and regulations relevant to nursing and
health care. Maintain a constructive working relationship with nursing and other
stakeholders. Utilize human, material and physical resources efficiently and
effectively. To assist in Employee Performance Management Developments
System (EPMDS) of staff and implement Employee Assistance Program


ENQUIRIES : Deputy Manager Nursing: MR MT Dube Tel No: 035-4734500


APPLICATIONS : Direct your application quoting the relevant reference number to: The Chief
Executive Officer Eshowe District Hospital, Private Bag X504 Eshowe, 3815.
Hand delivered applications may be submitted to the Human Resource
Section, Eshowe District Hospital, before 16H00 on or before the closing date.


FOR ATTENTION : Mrs GZ Dube: Human Resource Manager

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