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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Recovery

An important role has now for a RN Theatre Recovery has now become available in Cape Town. The Clinical Nurse Specialist focuses on the delivery of quality competent nursing care. This nurse is an important part of clinical resource and leader in a particular clinical specialty, performing functions at an advanced level competently and consistently. Sound and contemporary knowledge of the area of specialty, together with an advanced understanding of professional nursing, health care delivery and programme planning, allows the CNS to fulfill the following primary roles:

  1. Advanced clinical care

  2. Consultation as a source of expert knowledge

  3. Clinical teaching of staff and learners

  4. Research

  5. Leadership


  • Keep abreast of current research in the discipline

  • Practice patient care according to the Scope of Practice and assume total responsibility for these activities

  • Communicate effectively with patients regarding their care

  • Promote patient of health and wellbeing

  • Practice the principles of infection prevention and all Standard precautions

  • Promote and maintain good public relations with patients, relatives and visitors

  • Execute all procedures according to hospital standards

  • Ensure that all patients have an appropriate nursing care plan

  • Communicate with Health Care Practitioners regarding any change in health status

  • Administer and store medication in accordance with the policy.

  • Perform other duties as reasonably requested by the Unit Manager or senior member of staff.

  • Participate in units quality improvement programme

  • Effective risk prevention and management

  • Maintain a therapeutic, clean and safe environment that is free from medico-legal hazards

  • Adhere to the Resuscitation and Reanimation policy

  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times

  • Work effectively and cooperatively with others to establish and maintain good working relationships that are mutually beneficial.

  • Create and maintain a positive environment where the differences of others are recognized, understood, and valued, so that all can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions.

  • Develop collaborative relationships to help accomplish work goal.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a Registered Nurse qualification and registered with the South African Nursing Council.

  • Relevant qualification within a specialist area - Theatre/Operating Room

  • 2-3 Years in a Theatre Anesthetics and Recovery experience is essential

If this vacancy is closed or you have any questions, please contact

Please be advised that you will be contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment within 14 days should we wish to proceed with your application. Similarly, if you are not contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment, please accept your application as unsuccessful. Your CV will automatically be added to our database and we could be contacting you should a suitable position arise


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