Dept of Health: Nurse Training Programme October 2018

Reference Number (Oudtshoorn Courant 27/9/2018, PSVC 39/2018)
Component Department of Health
Job Institution: Oudshoorn Hospital Eden District

Core Title: Nursing And Support Personnel

Service benefits:

  • 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Minimum educational qualifications:

  • 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 1 year in Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing General: Trauma and Emergency or Critical Care Nursing: General accredited with the SANC.

Registration with a professional council:

  • Registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse.


  • Grade 1: A minimum of 4 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing.
  • Grade 2: A minimum of 14 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as 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 1-year post-basic nursing qualification with the SANC as mentioned above.

Inherent requirement of the job:

  • Willingness to work shifts and after-hours (weekends, public holidays and nigh duty).

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Good written and verbal communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
  • Knowledge of policies and legislation regarding Trauma, Emergency, Critical Care Services and the ability to implement it.
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Provide and supervise holistic Institutional nursing care regarding the identification of nursing care needs, the planning and implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Direct and educate members of the multi-disciplinary team regarding nursing programs and regulate, co-ordinate the execution of the program in conjunction with the unit manager.
  • Ensure overall quality of the nursing care is facilitated cost effectively, efficiently and equitable whilst at the same time ensuring compliance to the requirements of professional an ethical practices.
  • Maintain professional growth, ethical standards and self-development, compliance to professional, legal and ethical regulations governing nursing practice.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. “Candidates who are not in possession of the stipulated registration requirements, may also apply. Such candidates will only be considered for appointment on condition that proof of application for registration to register with the relevant council and proof of payment of the prescribed registration fees to the relevant council are submitted with their job application/on appointment. This concession is only applicable on health professionals who apply for the first time for registration in a specific category with the relevant council (including individuals who must apply for change in registration status)”

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INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This posts was also advertised in the (Oudtshoorn Courant 27/9/2018, PSVC 39/2018)

Salary Grade 1: R 362 559 (PN-B1) per annum Grade 2: R 445 917 (PN-B2) per annum
Salary Level OSD
Applications To The Manager: Eden District Office
Private Bag X6592
(Attention Ms S Pienaar)
Closing Date 19 October 2018
Enquiries Ms H Human
Tel: (044) 203-7203
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