Professional Nurse

AQuaH Group - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provides client education in VMMC and HIV
  • Obtain the clients’ medical history and conduct physical examination
  • Secures informed consent from clients or the parent/guardian prior to VMMC
  • Assist the surgeon in the provision of VMMC services to clients
  • Prepare theatres to ensure that they are always ready for operations
  • Prepare clients for procedures
  • Conduct pre operation screening of clients
  • Conduct post-operative observations services
  • Conduct post-operative reviews on clients (Prioritizing 48 hours and 7days reviews “physically”)
  • Clean and apply dressings to patients after procedures
  • Participate in Quality assurance and improvement visits and respond to queries
  • Ensure adherence to infection control protocols
  • Provide on-going supervision to MMC Enrolled nurses.
  • Ensure that clients’ information is properly and accurately recorded and reported
  • Report all AEs observed during review visits
  • Report all abnormalities observed during pre-operation screening
  • Participate in research activities of the clinic as may be required
  • participate in quarterly reviews, CQIs and Self Assessments

Requirements

  • OTH Certificate essential
  • Must have VMMC Certificate (essential)
  • Professional nurse trained in an accredited school/university with Certificate/Diploma or relevant Nursing qualification
  • Registration as an Professional Nurse with the South African Nursing Council
  • Two years’ experience in working as an Professional Nurse, including work in a VMMC program with Experience in a surgical environment
  • Completion of training and experience in a surgical and/or clinical setting preferred
  • Must have strong nursing and interpersonal skills, especially in working with diverse populations.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with a culturally diverse group of professional staff and volunteers.
  • Must be able to take initiative, work independently, and juggle multiple priorities without compromising high standards of performance and integrity.
  • Must be willing to travel.
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