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REGISTERED NURSE - CATH LAB (#1,020,747,348) 

Job offer #1,020,747,348 in Krugersdorp (Gauteng), South Africa

REGISTERED NURSE – CATH LAB REPORTING TO UNIT MANAGER The incumbent will be responsible for direct and /or indirect nursing care of a patient or group of patients. The Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing; planning;executing and supervising the implementation of care to meet patient needs. The Registered Nurse isa role model in the delivery of evidence based care. The Registered Nurse will actively participate in Clinical governance. Ensure that all medical equipment required is available and in a working condition ? Prepare the theatre for the operative procedure ? Ensure clinical risk assessments have been done and the patients are treated accordingly (eg. latex allergy) ? Sterility must be maintained at all times. ? Safe transferring of patient on to the bed ? Controlling of swabs, needles and instruments (pre-op, intra- and post-op) ? Handling of table during procedure – know theatre etiquette ? Demonstrate environmental control through temperature and cleanliness checking daily and requesting proof of particle counts bi-annually. ? Demonstrate correct record keeping through accurate completion of all required documents ? Ensure theatre is properly cleaned and washed down where required ? Hand over patient to the relevant ICU staff ? Cleaning and filling up of theatres at end of list for next case ? Practices patient care according to his / her scope of practice and assumes total responsibility for these activities. ? Contributes to the holistic care of patients ? Effective Risk prevention management ? Participate in unit’s quality improvement programme ? Effective communication with patients regarding their care ? The promotion of health and wellbeing ? Practices the principles of Infection Prevention and all standard precautions ? Promotes and maintains good public relations with patients; relatives and visitors ? Executes all procedures according to the hospital standards Refer all complaints from patients and doctors to sister –in-charge of the unit ? Carries out all departmental duties as assigned by supervisors ? Provides and supervises the delivery of evidence based nursing care ? Communicate with Health Care Practitioners regarding any change in health status ? Administer and store medication in accordance with the Hospital Policy ? Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional development ? Assumes responsibility for maintaining competence in CPR ? Projects a positive professional image ? Promotes and maintains good working and interpersonal relationships with management; colleagues and doctors ? Keep up to date with evolving policies and procedures ? Mentoring and supervision of junior healthcare providers and support staff ? Facilitation of learning environment ? Keep abreast of current research in their discipline ? Participate in staff development and maximizing performance ? Manage acuity and skill mix to ensure appropriate level of care ? Compliance with documentation policy ? Ongoing audit of health records to ensure compliance ? Ensure all stock is well controlled and managed; charged and credited appropriately ? Maintains a therapeutic; clean and safe environment that is free from medico-legal hazards ? Adheres to the Resuscitation and Reanimation policy ? Adheres to medical waste management principles and all other waste management principles ? Maintains a safe working environment in accordance with Machinery and Occupational Safety Act ? Reports and acts upon potential / actual risk identified ? Responsible for ensuring correct use; cleaning and storage of equipment ? Reports Equipment needing repair and replacement ? Maintain professional conduct and standards at all times in accordance with hospital policies and procedures ? Maintains patient confidentiality at all times Registered with South African Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse ? Diploma in Operating Theatre Nursing will be advantageous Previous experience within a Cath lab environment essential ? Capacity to implement and maintain standards of health practice required from all accredited bodies and appropriate health legislation. Thorough knowledge of general / specialized nursing theory and practice ? Extensive knowledge of modern nursing care principles and practices in the highly specialised field

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