Professional Nurse Grade 1 to 2 (Speciality: Trauma / Emergency)




Reference Number: BUl G20/2014 Post:12
Component: Department of Health

Core Title: Nursing and Support Personnel

Institution: Eerste River Hospital, Khayelitsha/Eastern Sub-structure Office (Chief Directorate: Metro District Health Services)

Service benefits:
- 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Requirements
Minimum education qualification:
- Basic R425 qualification (i.e. diploma/degree in nursing) or equivalent qualification that allows registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a Professional Nurse.
- A post-basic nursing qualification with a duration of at least one year accredited with the SANC in Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing: Trauma and Emergency or Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing: General.

Registration with a professional council:
- Registration with the SANC as a Professional Nurse.

Experience:
- Grade 1: A minimum of 4 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as a Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing.
- Grade 2: A minimum of 14 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as a Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing.
- At least 10 years of the period referred to above must be appropriate/recognisable experience in the specific speciality after obtaining the one-year post-basic qualification with the SANC in Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing: Trauma and Emergency or Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing: General.

Inherent requirements of the job:
- Assist with relief duties of the supervisor and act as a shift leader on both day and night shift within the team and provide after-hour cover and work shifts as required.
- Incumbent will be required to work overtime to meet operational requirements.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
- Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, hospital procedures and policies.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):
- Ensure the maintenance of quality care standards in the trauma unit.
- Effective utilisation of resources (i.e. Human, Financial and Material Resources).
- Provide support to Nursing Service.
- Manage and support education, in-service training, and orientation and practice development initiatives in the area.
- Maintain professional growth and ethical standards and self-development.

N.B: Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered.

Note: This post was also advertised in the Argus 17/5/2014
Salary: Grade 1: R 275 571 (PN-B1) per annum, Grade 2: R 338 931 (PN- B2) per annum
Salary Level: OSD

Closing Date: 6 June 2014

Enquiries:
Ms M Luphondo
Tel: (021) 902-8010/24

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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