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Reporting structureUNIT MANAGER
Closing date7 FEBRUARY 2019


The incumbent will be 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. This includes caring for the patient, his possessions, documentation and the control and economical use of stock and equipment in the ward.


Patient Care

  • Practices patient care according to his/her Scope of Practice and assumes total responsibility for these activities
  • Executes all procedures according to hospital standards
  • Carries out all departmental related duties as assigned by Supervisors
  • Practices the principles of infection prevention  and all standard precautions
  • Promotes and maintains good public relations with patients, relatives and visitors
  • Attends handover of report from the Shift leader
  • Refers any queries to the sister-in-charge.

Personal and professional development

  • Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional development
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining competence in CPR/BLS
  • Projects a positive  professional image
  • Promotes and maintains good working and interpersonal relationships with management, colleagues and doctors
  • Keeps up to date with Netcare’s evolving policies and procedures
  • Practices patient care according to his/her Scope of Practice and assumes total responsibility for these activities

Risk Management

  • Maintains a therapeutic, clean and safe environment that is free from medico-legal hazards.
  • Adheres to Netcare medical waste management principles and all other waste management principles
  • Maintains a safe working environment in accordance with the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act
  • Reports potential/actual risks identified
  • Ensures all stock is well controlled and managed
  • Responsible for ensuring correct use, cleaning and storage of equipment
  • Reports equipment needing repair or replacement to sister-in-charge


  • Enrolment with the South African Nursing Council as an Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary.
  • Compliance with the SANC code for an Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary and all applicable Health Care Legislations.
  • Must perform all duties required in the scope of practice for an Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary


  • Relevant experience in the nursing discipline would be an advantage
  • Theatre experience will be adverntagious
  • Capacity to implement and maintain standards of health practice required from all accredited bodies and appropriate health legislation.


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 MakingCapable 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 DeliveryThe 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 ChangeCapable of supporting and advocating change initiatives and managing own reaction to change.
Continuous ImprovementThe capacity to improve systems and processes to facilitate continuous improvement.
Personal Work EthicCapacity to instil an ethic of quality and consistency in self and others.
Building RelationshipsCapacity to establish constructive and effective relationships.
CommunicationThe capacity to clearly present information, either written or verbal.
TeamworkCapacity to cooperate with others to work towards a common goal.
Technical KnowledgeThe capacity to perform a technical function to required standards.
Netcare ValuesAt 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.

·         Passion – The creative, passionate and innovative drive to do things better than before. To develop and implement successful healthcare solutions for all.

·         Participation – The willingness and desire to work in productive and creative partnerships with others and the commitment to communicate.

The Netcare WayNetcare 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.

  • 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 Maureen.matshidze@netcare.co.za or alternatively fax application details to 0145684225.

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.
  • 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 for a period of
6 months after which it will be destroyed in a secure manner. 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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