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15 May 2022

PermanentRegistered Nurse Needed immediately

Faircape Health – Posted by JobPost24 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Registered Nurse Needed immediately

Location: Somerset West

Job Type: Permanent

Company/Employer: Faircape Health

Job Title: Registered Nurse Needed immediately

Vacancy Details

Faircape Health provides the full continuum of care at six world-class healthcare facilities located on-site at six luxury, retirement villages.

The services of an experienced, compassionate Registered Nurse (Shift Leader – Night Duty) are required. The successful incumbent will administer care to patients inclusive of frail, mental health, sub-acute and assisted living at our facilities in Somerset West.

If you wish to occupy this station in a dynamic, and collaborative environment with a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) of primary and allied healthcare professionals, then this is a remarkable career opportunity. To provide the highest level of care possible, we continuously invest in skills development with both internal and external training programs.

Should you wish to make a difference every day, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Clinical handover

  • Do morning handover according to ISBAR procedure with Shift leader on opposite shift and may delegate handover to duty Sr according to allocation
  • Ensure all reporting is up to date for handover and all information is checked when receiving a handover

Administration and reporting

Daily reporting to the NSM on any interventions during the shift

  • Thorough reporting during shift change
  • Follow up on new scripts and phone the pharmacy to arrange
  • Follow up on DR’s appointments
  • Follow up on all tests (blood, urnite) and receive results.
  • Do adjustments to medicine and care plans on our internal system.
  • Incident reporting
  • Report IOD to HR and NSM
  • Summary report / non-charting auditing

Staff allocation and management

  • Allocate staff on shift according to patient needs and operational requirements
  • Ensure full complement of staff on duty
  • Performance appraisals with staff
  • Promote sound relationships and motivation in team members
  • Assist with topic specific training
  • Ensure only fully orientated and approved agency staff is on duty


  • Manage medication administration to the residents as per allocation
  • Monitoring of scheduled drugs
  • Weekly drug checks
  • Ensure all blister packaged medication is available on the trolley, checked and signed by 2 Registered Nurses.
  • Manage any adverse effects by contacting Dr immediately for intervention and further treatment orders.

MDT and Interaction with Professionals

  • Regular MDT meetings with the in-house healthcare support team
  • Regular meetings with outside healthcare professionals and amend care plans and systems upon their recommendation of a specific resident
  • Resident admissions and Discharges
  • Manage all admissions to the unit with the HCA and ensure all relevant requirements are in place and admission allocated to specific people
  • Manage all documentation for admission, progress and discharge
  • Assessment of patient upon admission
  • Draw up person-centered care plan
  • Contact medical doctors and families
  • Organise medication for patients and follow up on scripts at discharge
  • Manage discharge process with family and residents
  • Clinical tasks
  • Responsible for all clinical functions as pre scope of Practice of a Registered Nurse, this includes but is not limited to:
  • Wound care, pressure care, ostomy care
  • Managing skin lesions
  • Catheter care including flushing intervention
  • Weighing patients on admission and according to care plan
  • Do regular resident rounds to monitor that every resident is receiving the care required and that quality care for all tasks is maintained
  • Assess patients on specific areas of concern and adjust the care plan as needed
  • Ensure that Doctor’s prescriptions and physio recommendations are carried out and included in the nursing care plan
  • Consult with the NSM regarding any clinical concerns or quality of care issues

Risk management

  • Educate and manage staff on health and safety-related issues
  • Maintain effective infection control practices
  • Manage the prevention and reporting of incidents
  • Liaise with Housekeeper Supervisor on any housekeeping and laundry concerns

Emergency and deaths

  • Follow policy in the case of panic button alerts
  • Act according to the patient’s living will in case of emergency or resuscitation
  • Phone emergency services immediately for village emergencies
  • Phone Doctor of resident in case of emergency
  • Phone family in the case of death to inform them in a calm and dignified manner
  • In the case of a death, phone the undertaker
  • Liaise with the family regarding the resident’s belongings and any other arrangements, including a memorial at the HCC (if applicable)

Stock management

  • Manage the overnight stock cupboard, ensure all used stock is charged to the resident account
  • Overnight cupboard – assist the HCA to count stock daily on the stock sheet
  • Daily check of the emergency trolley, ensure it is securely locked and only to be used during a life-threatening situation


  • Check trays and diet list and approve
  • Ensure that the Food Ambassador performs duties according to the job description
  • Confirm meal sheets, cancellations and new admissions are correctly added
  • Handle all food-related complaints and refer to the Food Services Manager
  • Control cancellations


  • Qualifications – SANC registered as a Registered Nurse. Up to date BLS.
  • Experience and Knowledge – Dementia care, frail care, relevant experience of taking charge of a shift, sub-acute, palliative care, rehab, strokes, orthopedic, care for patients with IV therapy.
  • Skills – Strong interpersonal skills, professional communication, ability to work under pressure, managerial skills, making sound decisions, proactive, organisational skills, computer literate, professional, focused, fluent in English.
  • Attributes – Well-spoken, neat, compassionate, well presented, be able to converse with people on different levels – staff, families, MDT and other professionals coming into the facility. Assists the Nursing Manager in meeting regulations as well as company policies and procedures.
  • Working Hours – Normal working days are Monday to Sunday. You will be required to work 16.25 shifts per month. Night shifts are from 19h00 to 07h00.
  • Benefits:
  • Salary on offer from R 30,000.00 Cost to Company per month.
  • Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.


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