Enrolled Nurse – Charge Sister (Medicross)

Job Description

Role title Enrolled Nurse

Division Netcare Primary Care Division
Location Medicross Boksburg
Reporting structure Clinic Manager
Closing date 19 November 2021

ROLE SUMMARY

The Enrolled Nurse is responsible for direct and/or indirect nursing care of a patient or group of patients and will
function under the direct and/or indirect supervision of the Registered Nurse.
The incumbent is also responsible for and is held accountable for his/her own acts and omissions. Nursing activities
form part of a nursing regime that is planned and initiated by the Registered Nurse. The Enrolled Nurse is
responsible for the assessment, care and needs of patients; and for the development, implementation and
evaluation of appropriate programmes of care, ensuring the delivery of high quality care to patients.

KEY WORK OUTPUT AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Administration Management
 Ensure that all documentation is maintained timeously and accurately, reflecting patient care
 Ensure all stock is charged appropriately
 Assist with file compilation

Governance, quality and risk management

 Maintain a therapeutic, clean and safe environment that is free from medico-legal hazards
 Adhere to Netcare medical waste management principles and all other waste management principles
 Maintain a safe working environment in accordance with the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act
 Report potential/actual risks identified
 Ensure all stock is well controlled and managed
 Responsible for ensuring correct use, cleaning and storage of equipment
 Report equipment needing repair or replacement to the Sister-In-Charge
 Maintain a professional conduct and standards at all times in accordance with hospital policies and procedures
 Maintain patient confidentiality at all times

Patient care

 Practice patient care according to the Scope of Practice and assume total responsibility for these activities
 Contribute to the holistic care of patients
 Participate in clinic’s quality improvement programme
 Effective communication with patients regarding their care
 Promotion of patient overall health and wellbeing
 Practice the principles of infection prevention and all standard precautions
 Promote and maintain good public relations with patients, relatives and visitors
 Execute all procedures according to given standards as per the scope of practice
 Report all complaints from patients and doctors to the Theatre Unit Manager
 Report all incidents and near misses to the Theatre Unit Manager
 Carry out all departmental duties as assigned by the Registered Nurse / Theatre Unit Manager
 Ensure that patient valuables are locked away

Teamwork

 Actively participate as a member of a team to achieve goals

SKILLS PROFILE

EDUCATION

 Grade 12 or equivalent NQF 4 certificate
 Registration with the South African Nursing Council as an Enrolled Nurse or equivalent NQF 4 qualification
 Compliance with the SANC code for an Enrolled Nurse and all applicable health care legislation

WORK EXPERIENCE

 Previous experience in hospital/clinic environment would be desirable
 Knowledge of Medical Schemes advantageous
 Computer literacy

KNOWLEDGE

 Thorough knowledge of general / primary care nursing theory and practice
 Extensive knowledge of modern nursing care principles and practices in the highly specialised field of the
intensive care nursing

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 instil 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.
Resilience to stress Appropriately balancing these various pressures to maintain stable
performance.

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 instil 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.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Visioning The ability to provide direction in terms of action towards certain future
outcomes.
Empowering Creating conditions of willingness and participation amongst teams by providing
sufficient, encouragement, information, resources and authority to make the
necessary decisions to accomplish tasks.
Energising Having the capacity to motivate and mobilise, impart strength, vitality and
enthusiasm to teams to actualise the organisation’s vision of the future.
Designing and aligning Ensuring the optimal alignment of employee behaviour with the organisation’s
vision and values.
Rewarding and feedback Fostering a performance culture by creating a framework of appropriate
incentives and rewards to direct and motivate the achievement of desired
performance behaviours and goals.
Team building Creating team players and team effectiveness by using appropriate methods
and a flexible interpersonal style to instil a cooperative atmosphere conducive
to building a cohesive team.
Outside orientation Awareness of outside constituencies, emphasizing particularly the need to
respond to the requirements of customers, suppliers, partners, shareholders
and other interest groups, such as local communities affected by the
organisation.
Global mindset Possessing a global frame of reference that enables one to scan the external
world environment for different perspectives and to adopt successful practices.
The capacity to inculcate a global mentality in others by instilling shared values
and cross cultural sensitivity.
Tenacity The capacity and courage to persevere with one’s purpose in a persistent and
determined manner despite opposition or setbacks, until the desired objective
is obtained or it becomes clear that the objective is no longer attainable.
Inspiring others, through active example, to have the courage of their
convictions.
Emotional intelligence The capacity to foster trust and create an emotionally intelligent workforce
whose members know themselves and know how to deal respectfully and
understandingly with others. The ability to regulate and manage one’s
emotions in a healthy and productive manner.
Life balance Articulating and modelling the importance of the need for life balance for the
long term welfare of oneself and one’s employees.
Resilience to stress Appropriately balancing these various pressures to maintain stable
performance.

VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS

Netcare Values At Netcare, our core value is care. We care about the dignity of our patients and
all members of the Netcare family. We care about the participation of our
people and our partners in everything we do. We care about truth in all our
actions. We are passionate about quality care and professional excellence.
 Care – The basis of our business. The professional, ethical patient care and
services we offer at every level of the organisation.
 Truth – The crucial element in building relationships that work. Open
communication with honesty and integrity is essential.
 Dignity – An acknowledgement of the uniqueness of individuals. A
commitment to care with the qualities of respect and understanding.
 Compassion – We engage everyone with empathy and respond with acts of
compassion in all interactions with our patients and their families.
 Participation – The willingness and desire to work in productive and creative
partnerships with others and the commitment to communicate.
The Netcare Way Netcare is committed to providing quality care. Our basic service standard holds
us accountable for the below seven behaviours which you will be accountable to
uphold:
 I always greet everyone to show my respect.
 I always wear my name badge to show my identity.
 I am always well-groomed to show my dignity.
 I always practise proper hand hygiene to show my care.
 I always seek consent to show my compassion.
 I always say thank you to show my appreciation.
 I always embrace diversity to show I am not a racist.

APPLICATION PROCESS

NETCARE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Company’s approved Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment
process aligned to the Group’s Employment Equity strategy. Netcare actively supports the recruitment of people
with disabilities.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are requested to e-mail a detailed CV to
Patrick.Ellis@medicross.co.za
Please note:
 Please note that reference checks for internal applicants will be conducted with the current and past Netcare
direct line managers of the applicant and the relevant Netcare HR Managers. Employees are therefore
encouraged to discuss internal job applications with their direct line manager to ensure that the line manager
is aware of the application.
 The terms and conditions of employment relating to the function which you have applied for will be based on
those that exist in the Division within which you will be employed.
 In the event of a candidate having any disability that may impair the individual’s ability to perform the job
function, the candidate must kindly inform the employer so that an assessment for reasonable accommodation
can be made.
 By applying for this position and providing us with your CV and other personal information, you are consenting
to the information being used for the specific purpose for which it was provided, which is recruitment purposes
and possible appointment purposes (should you be successful). Please note that your information will be
processed for recruitment purposes only or for such purposes relating to assessing the establishment of an
employment relationship with yourself, and this will be done in accordance with the applicable data protection
and privacy legislation. We confirm that such information will not be used for any other purpose without
obtaining your prior consent.
 If your application is not successful, we retain your CV and other information provided on our electronic system.
If you object to your information being used in accordance with the aforementioned clauses, please indicate
your objection and we will immediately destroy your personal information in a secure manner.

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