Talent Pool – Registered Nurse

Discovery HomeCare is a service provider that offers home-based care. Using the services of Discovery HomeCare, a member belonging to a scheme administered by Discovery Health, can receive care in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their home. Discovery HomeCare is an accredited service provider that offers our member’s high-quality service from professional nurses who have received additional quality training from Discovery Health (Pty) Ltd.

Key purpose

The Home-Based Care Nurse will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

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  • Individualized care for clients in their own home following a hospital stay or for long term care clients who would like to be treated in the comfort of their own home
  • Assess, plan, deliver and evaluate the care needs of acute, chronic, and terminally ill clients of all ages
  • Provide treatment and procedures ordered by a medical practitioner
  • Administer any tasks required
  • Provide education, counselling and guidance to clients or families and other caregivers

Key Outputs

  • Tasks include giving injections, wound care and IV therapy
  • Regularly check vital signs and report any problems to the primary physician
  • Work with other care professionals such as the client ‘s doctor, care worker and family
  • Make recommendations to the doctor based on client’s assessments, request of additional equipment or services to benefit the client
  • Responsible for the upkeep of equipment
  • Conduct assessments of the home environment of clients in order to make sure the client is in an environment conducive to recovery and comfort
  • Positively impact and influence client care
  • Identify and implement opportunities for improvement to existing care
  • Keep accurate records of care visits
  • Work independently
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Competencies

  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to cope with emergency, extreme pressure, and difficult situations
  • Resilience, flexibility, and an ability to deal with change
  • Knowledge and awareness of industry
  • Ability to build relationships and interact with clients, families, and other care givers
  • Sense of urgency and ability to follow through
  • Ability to maintain high standards of care provision
  • Genuine Care for others
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Work in remote teams

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Nursing
  • Must be registered with SANC and practicing
  • 1 year ICU experience
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft office and fully computer literate
  • Valid driver s license

Advantageous

  • Specialty in inserting of IV drip, Wound Care and Pain Management
  • Experience in care provision
  • Own transport
  • Flexible availability
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Home-Based Care Nurse
  • Exposure to all therapeutic disciplines

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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