Nursing Assistant: Professional Services (Sivuyile), Ref No. DSD 67/2022

Nursing Assistant: Professional Services (Sivuyile), Ref No. DSD 67/2022
Job Purpose The Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to provide quality elementary nursing services under the supervision of a Professional Nurse within the scope of practice as defined by the South African Nursing Council (SANC) and Charter of Nursing Practice. This post is stationed at Sivuyile.
Minimum Requirements Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent qualification, plus one-year Nursing Assistant Certificate that allows registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC); Current registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a Nursing Assistant.
Recommendation None.
Key Performance Areas Assist patients with the following activities: Daily living (physical care): Maintain hygiene of patient; Provide nutrition; Mobility; Elimination processes; Provide elementary clinical nursing care: Measure, interpret and record vital signs; Operate all relevant apparatus and equipment; Assist professional nurses with clinical procedures (i.e. administering of intramuscular injections); Preparation of patients for diagnostic and surgical procedures; Maintain professional growth/ethical standards and self development: To maintain the code of conduct as required in the Public Service and by the Professional Body; Seek learning opportunities, i.e. in-service training, courses.
Competencies Knowledge of the following: Nursing care processes and procedures, nursing statutes; Nursing Act; Health Act; Occupational Health and Safety Act; Patient Rights Charter; Batho-Pele principles; Public Service Regulations; Labour Relations Act; Disciplinary code and procedure; Grievance procedure act; Written and verbal communication skills; Elementary facilitation and writing skills; Ability to function as part of a team and independently; Basic interpersonal skills.
Remuneration Grade 1: R 134 514 – R 151 401 per annum; Grade 2: R 159 198 – R 179 175 per annum; Grade 3: R 190 071 – R 233 763 per annum (OSD as prescribed)

Note on remuneration: Employees’ service benefits or obligations (13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc) are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Notes Only applications submitted online at: www.westerncape.gov.za/jobs or https://westerncapegov.erecruit.co will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Should you experience difficulties with your online application, kindly note that technical support (challenges with online application) is only available from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16.00. You may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214. Otherwise, all other queries relating to the position, kindly contact the enquiries person as indicated in the advert.

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