. Role Summary 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 is a role model in the delivery of evidence based care. The Registered Nurse will actively participate in Clinical governance. KEY WORK OUTPUT AND ACCOUNTABILITIES 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 Attends handover of report at shift commencement 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 –incharge 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 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 theraupic; 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 EDUCATION Diploma in General Nursing Science & Midwifery or equivalent Registered with South African Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse WORK EXPERIENCE 3 years experience within an Operating Theatre essential Capacity to implement and maintain standards of health practice required from all accredited bodies and appropriate health legislation KNOWLEDGE Thorough knowledge of general / specialized nursing theory and practice Extensive knowledge of modern nursing care principles and practices in the highly specialised field NON MANAGERIAL/ SPECIALIST SKILLS Coaching Others The capacity to recognise development areas in others and support them to facilitate personal development through coaching. Leading and Managing Change The capacity to implement and support change initiatives and to provide leadership in times of uncertainty. Performance Development The ability to evaluate and develop different levels of capacity within a team to achieve set objectives. Taking Action Capable of recognising the need for action, considering possible risks and taking responsibility for results. Decision Making Capable of making decisions timeously and taking responsibility for the consequences. Managing Self Capacity to plan, organise and control own work environment by setting appropriate priorities and achieving set objectives within a given time frame. Customer Focus and Service Delivery The capacity to identify and respond to the needs of internal and external customers. Internal and external customers include patients, doctors, colleagues, suppliers, visitors, vendors and any other person that requires a relationship Adapting and Responding to Change Capable of supporting and advocating change initiatives and managing own reaction to change. Continuous Improvement The capacity to improve systems and processes to facilitate continuous improvement. Personal Work Ethic Capacity to instill an ethic of quality and consistency in self and others. Building Relationships Capacity to establish constructive and effective relationships. Communication The capacity to clearly present information, either written or verbal. Teamwork Capacity to cooperate with others to work towards a common goal. Technical Knowledge The capacity to perform a technical function to required standards. . . .