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Registered Nurse(Scrub) – Theatre (Day Shift)

Job Description: 

Job Description:

The Registered Nurse will render and promote cost effective, safe quality patient care in accordance with hospital standards and policies.The incumbent will further be responsible for direct and/or indirect nursing care of a patient or a group of patients, for assessing, planning, executing and supervising the implementation of care to meet patient needs, is a role model in the delivery of evidence based care and will actively participate in Clinical Governance.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a Diploma in General Nursing
  • Registered with the South African Nursing Council
  • Previous experience in a Private Hospital Environment in theatre will be advantageous
  • 1 – 3 years Theatre Scrub experience
  • Thorough knowledge of general / specialized nursing theory and practice
  • Extensive knowledge of modern nursing care principles and practices in the highly specialised field


Patient Care

  • Practices patient care according to his/her Scope of Practice and assumes total responsibility for these
  • activities
  • Contributes to the holistic care of patients
  • Effective Risk prevention and management
  • Participate in ward/units quality improvement programme
  • Attends handover of report at shift commencement
  • Effective communication with patients regarding their care
  • The promotion of health and wellbeing
  • Practices the principles of infection prevention and all Standard precautions
  • Promotes and maintains good public relations with patients, relatives and visitors
  • Executes all procedures according to hospital standards
  • Refer all complaints from patients and doctors to sister-in- charge of the unit
  • Carries out all departmental duties as assigned by Supervisors
  • Provides and supervises the delivery of evidence based nursing care
  • Ensure that all patients have an appropriate nursing care plan
  • Communicate with Health Care Practitioners regarding any change in health status
  • Administer and store medication in accordance with Hospital policy

Personal and professional development

  • Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional development
  • Printed copies of this document are uncontrolled and must be destroyed after use
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining competence
  • Projects a positive professional image
  • Promotes and maintains good working and interpersonal relationships with management, colleagues
  • and doctors
  • Keeps up to date with the hospitals  evolving policies and procedures
  • Mentoring and supervision of junior healthcare providers and support staff
  • Facilitation of a learning environment
  • Keep abreast of current research in their discipline
  • Participate in staff development and maximising performance


  • Manage acuity and skill mix to ensure appropriate level of care
  • Compliance with documentation policy
  • Ongoing audit of health records to ensure compliance
  • Ensures all stock is well controlled and managed, charged and credited appropriately
  • Required to serve on relevant committees within the department

Risk Management

  • Maintains a therapeutic, clean and safe environment that is free from medico-legal hazards
  • Adheres to the hospitals  Resuscitation and Reanimation policy
  • Adheres to the hospitals  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 and acts upon potential/actual risks identified
  • Responsible for ensuring correct use, cleaning and storage of equipment
  • Reports equipment needing repair or replacement
  • Maintain professional conduct and standards at all times in accordance with hospital policies and
  • procedures
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times

To apply, please send your updated CV to apply@medipath.co.za

Please be advised that you will be contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment within 14 days should we wish to proceed with your application.  Similarly, if you are not contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment, please accept your application as unsuccessful.  Your CV will automatically be added to our database and we could be contacting you should a suitable position arise.


Johannesburg, South Africa,


Medipath Healthcare Recruitment


No education

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Working Experience: 

1 to 3 years

Contract Type: 

Full Time



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