Registered Nurse Neonatal Intensive Care

Job Description

Role title

Registered Nurse Neonatal Intensive Care


Netcare N1 City Hospital

Reporting structureUnit Manager

Closing date

17 September 2021


The Clinical Nurse is a professional who remains responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation of individualised and holistic nursing care of a patient, their families or the community, either performed directly or indirectly.
The incumbent ultimately coordinates patient care within the concept of the multi-disciplinary health team.
The incumbent also fulfils the role by the use of scientifically based nursing theories and processes, treating the patients as a physical, social and spiritual individual, and by use of educational and technical means applicable to health care practice.


 Serve as a clinical resource in assisting personnel to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care in the unit.
 Ensure communication and interaction with family and health professionals regarding optimal patient care, thereby acting as a patient advocate when necessary.
 Ensure communication between nursing management and unit to eliminate patient care problems / issues.
 Assess, plan and implement advanced nursing care in a specialized field in accordance with standard nursing care procedures, as set out in the standards and procedures of MPH, as well as nursing care theory and medical direction.
 Initiate, direct and maintain emergency treatment (RESUS) as indicated to any patient / person in any ward / department of the hospital. To diagnose and treat the emergency patient quickly, effectively and efficiently as possible within the Scope of Practice
 Interview patient and family to obtain general background information and problem identification; evaluate patient’s behaviour and assess immediate and long term needs.
 Participate as a professional member of the multi-disciplinary team in evaluating, developing and implementing health care plans and treatment regime.
 Do rounds with the physician to review condition of patients; develop nursing care plans; participate in the care of all patients in the unit.
 Evaluate patients care needs; initiate individualised nursing care plans; co-ordinate patient services.
 Prepare day / night shift documentation that reflects patient status, patient / staff ratio and problems
 Communicate with the unit manager, so that he / she is informed of activities and problems
 Perform any related tasks as requested.
 Provide input and standards in formulating patient care policy and procedures in the hospital
 To ensure the provision of a safe, clean and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors
 Aim as member of staff to optimise and maintain quality, effective and safe nursing care, within the frame of the assigned budget.
 Evaluate, set standards and monitor safe utilization of supplies and equipment
 Actively participate as a member of a team to achieve goals
 Co-operate and collaborate with other hospital departments to provide appropriate support services.
 Co-ordinate with the Clinical Facilitation Department and other members of the multi disciplinary team to meet and acknowledge the on-going educational needs of the nursing staff / student as well as the patients
 Co-operate with the Clinical Facilitators in planning, implementing and evaluation of learning experiences / opportunities for nursing staff / students
 Provide for the ongoing review, practice and in-service training of emergency procedures
 Actively participate in in-service training and orientation of new staff in the unit
 Advise and inform staff on current and revised policies and procedures
 Allocate staff members in a manner that promotes optimal use of staff to provide appropriate nursing care for the individual patient regarding his / her needs and specialised skills needed by the nursing staff member
 Adjust staff levels to provide for acuity level needs
 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
 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
 Maintain and encourage effective communication and interaction within the unit, other members of the multi-disciplinary team and the public.
 Foster good interpersonal relations and public relations while interpreting / applying the philosophy, goals, objectives, policies and procedures


 Registered as a Professional Nurse with the South African Nursing Council or equivalent NQF level 7 qualification WORK EXPERIENCE
 Relevant experience in the nursing discipline
 Capacity to implement and maintain standards of health practice required from all accredited bodies and appropriate health legislation
 At least 2 years’ experience in the neonatal field


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


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. 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.


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; using reference: RN NICU 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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