Discovery is currently seeking Home Based Care Nurses Opportunity

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

This role will be reporting to the Head Nurse

Key Outputs
• Tasks include giving injections and medication, changing catheters, giving enemas, wound care and limited IV therapy
• Regularly check vital signs and report any problems to the primary physician
• Review medication and educate the client about the prescription, organize pills for the week in pill bins according to the doctor’s order. Ensure medication is not confused
• 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
• Using manual handling equipment as specified
• Responsible for the upkeep of equipment from drip to respirators
• Ensure the personal needs of clients are met especially the incapacitated
• 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

The following competencies are essential:
• 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

Qualifications & Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Nursing
• Must be registered with the HPCSA and practising
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft office

• Speciality 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

Close Date: 12 June 2015     APPLY NOW

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