Professional Nurse Grade 1 to 3 (General Nursing)

Institution: Swartland Sub-district Primary Health Care (Stationed at Malmesbury CDC)

Core Title: Nursing and Support Personnel

Western Cape Department of Health9  – Malmesbury, Western Cape
Salary: R241 908 a year

Service benefits:

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

Minimum educational 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.

Registration with a professional council:

  • Registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse and proof of registration for 2018.


  • Grade 1: None after registration as Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing.
  • Grade 2: A minimum of 10 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing.
  • Grade 3: A minimum of 20 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing.

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Willingness to work after-hours, travel and meet operational requirements.
  • Valid (Code B/EB) driver’s licence.
  • Ability to work in a team across service platforms.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Excellent communication with community and other stakeholders’ engagement and facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies including Health Care 2030, Sustainable Development Goals, 1st 1000 days.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills in Community Health Care, programs and services.
  • Excellent computer literacy in Microsoft office programs.
  • Ability to communicate in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • External interface management by planning, coordination and implementation of wellness initiatives and interventions with support from internal stakeholders to implement community orientated primary care.
  • Intersectoral interface management with strong organisational linkages and partnerships with outside stakeholders, sectors, departments, NGOs and community structures.
  • Lead and co-ordinate scheduled wellness activities for men, women, adolescents, and youth with a focus on the 1st 1000 Days initiative towards building healthy communities.
  • Co-ordinate wellness activities in the specific communities with a focus on Western Cape on Wellness (WoW!) to support an integrated approach in managing chronic conditions eg. Diabetes, hypertension, TB, HIV, mental health.
  • Coordinate and support the collection, collation, interpreting of health data for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. A detailed CV indicating your relevant work experience is required. Shortlisted candidates will be required to do a practical computer exercise.

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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 a disability are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This post was also advertised in Argus/Burger 14/7/2018, PSVC 29/2018.

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