Faircape Health, a division of the Faircape Group, owns and manages six luxury lifestyle villages with state of the art and technologically advanced Healthcare Centres at each village.
We areseeking an experienced Enrolled Nurse for our village in Somerset West to provide high-quality care to our residents in the healthcare centre.
If you would like to work for a dynamic and reputable retirement group and have a passion for care then this is the job for you. To ensure high-quality patient care, we also invest in the continuous development of our staff, which includes both internal and external training.
Duties include but is not limited to the following:
Do morning handover according to ISBAR procedure with Duty Sister on opposite shift
Ensure all reporting up to date for handover and all information checked when receiving handover
Staff allocation and management
Allocate staff on shift according to patient needs and operational requirements and specific activities and information from the handover process
Do changes in staff allocation throughout the shift according to changes in needs and requirements
Performance appraisals with staff
Promote sound relationships and motivation in team members
Address any issues with regards to staffing in terms of performance and discipline with the assistance of HR where needed
Ensure all blister packaged medication is available on the trolley and medication not prescribed anymore are removed from blister pack
Check all scripts and cupboards for any medication not in blister packs
Administer medication as per scope of practice under supervision of Prof Nurse under the direct and indirect supervision of Professional Nurse. Prof Nurse to sign off on schedule 5 & 6 drugs, Enrolled Nurse co signs the scheduled drug book.
Do rounds, check for sufficient consumption and administer all medication to residents as per the scripts
Check for any side effects of medication and adjust accordingly by phoning the doctor and arranging for new script
Chart medication on ECP
Manage medication change process. Phone Dr to get script, send script to pharmacy, make change son ECP and place copy on residents file
MDT and interaction with professionals
Regular MDT meetings with inhouse healthcare support team
Regular meetings with outside healthcare professionals and amend care plans and ECP upon their recommendation of specific resident
Resident admissions and discharges
Assessment of patient upon request for admission
Ensure necessary documentation is completed en sent to Clinical head for review
Draw up person centered care plan and put on ECP
Contact with medical doctors and families
Organise medication for patient and follow up on scripts at discharge
Follow up with appointments with doctors
Draw up discharge plan and discuss with family
Step down and clinical
Ensure progress reports are sent to the medical aid after it has been approved by the Unit Manager
Measure daily the vitals and activity levels
Follow up with MDT on patient progress and do referrals
Should PN be on same shift as the Enrolled Nurse, clinical duties will apply within scope of practice and as directed by the PN on shift.
Check trays and diet list and approve
Ensure that the Food Ambassador performs duties according to job description
Handle all food related complaints and refer to relevant parties
Send special instruction / changes / ad hoc to the kitchen
Do referrals to in-house dietician
Oversee intake and outputs and adjust care plan if necessary
Intervene where necessary
Oversee and do dressings, wound care and pressure care
Deal with skin lesions
Do catheter care and flushing intervention
Do daily resident rounds and measure vitals
Assess patients on specific areas of concern and adjust the care plan
Administration and reporting
Morning admin (before medication rounds):
Log on ECP
Check fire lists
Check the resident list
Sign off on diet and tray list
Daily admin during shift:
Follow up on new scripts and phone the pharmacy to arrange
Follow up on Dr's appointments
Follow up on all tests (blood, urine) and receive results
Do adjustments to medicine and care plans on ECP
Daily reporting to the UM on any interventions on any interventions during the shift
Thorough reporting during shift change
Report IOD to HR and Unit Manager
Timestamping on ECP
Medication on ECP
Emergency and deaths
Follow emergency plan in the case of panic button alerts.
Act according to patient’s living will in case of emergency or resuscitation
Phone emergency services immediately for village emergencies.
Phone Dr of resident in case of emergency
Qualifications - Senior certificate and SANC registered as Enrolled Nurse
Experience and Knowledge: Dementia care, frail care, sub acute, palliative care, rehab, strokes
Skills and Attributes: Strong interpersonal skills, professional communication, ability to work under pressure, managerial skills, making sound decisions, computer literate, professional, focussed, fluent in English. Well spoken, neat, compassion for elderly, be able to converse with people on different levels – staff, families, MDT and other professionals coming into the facility.
Working Hours: Normal working days are Mondays to Sundays, according to the duty roster. You will be required to work 16.25 shifts per month. Shifts are from 07h00 until 19h00.
Salary on offer from R 25,000 Cost To Company
Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.