Enrolled Nurse – Surgical Ward

Job Description

Role title

Enrolled Nurse – Surgical Ward


Netcare N1 City Hospital
Reporting structure
Unit Manager

Closing date

10 September 2021


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 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 will be responsible for the assessment, care and meeting of patient needs and will also be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of appropriate programmes of care to ensuring high quality patient care.


 Ensure that all documentation is maintained timeously and accurately, reflecting patient care.
 Ensure all stock is charged appropriately.
 Assist with file compilation.
 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.
 Responsible for ensuring correct use, cleaning and storage of equipment.
 Report equipment needing repair or replacement to sister-in-charge.
 Maintain professional conduct and standards at all times in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
 Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
 Acts in a supervisory capacity over ENA’s.
 Practice patient care according to his/her Scope of Practice and assume total responsibility for these activities.
 Contribute to the holistic care of patients.
 Participate in ward/unit’s quality improvement programme.
 Attend handover of report at shift commencement.
 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 hospital standards.
 Refer all complaints from patients and doctors to sister-in-charge of the unit.
 Carry out all departmental duties as assigned by supervisors.
 Supports the education and training of the ENA’s.
 Actively participate as a member of a team to achieve goals.
 Active involvement in own professional development to maintain a satisfactory level of skill and knowledge.
 Keep up to date with Netcare’s evolving policies and procedures.
 Assume responsibility for maintaining competence in CPR.
 Work effectively and co-operatively with others to establish and maintain good working relationships that are mutually beneficial.
 Develop collaborative relationships to help accomplish work goal.


 Registration with the South African Nursing Council as an Enrolled Nurse or equivalent NQF 3 qualification.
 Grade 12 or equivalent NQF level 4 qualification.
 Compliance with the SANC code for an Enrolled Nurse and all applicable health care legislation.


 Relevant experience in the nursing discipline would be an advantage.
 At least 2 years’ experience in surgical (orthopaedic and neuro) ward.
 Previous experience in a private hospital environment would be advantageous KNOWLEDGE
 Thorough knowledge of general / specialized nursing theory and practice
 Extensive knowledge of modern nursing care principles and practices in the highly specialised field


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.
The capacity to clearly present information, either written or verbal.
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.
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.


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.



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 lauren.jacobs@netcare.co.za; using reference: EN Ward C 09/2021

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.
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