Job Opportunity at Stethoscope SA - Registered Nurse – Recovery

Job Opportunity at Stethoscope SA - Registered Nurse – Recovery

Registered Nurse – Recovery

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Full time


We are in search of a Registered Nurse to render and promote cost effective, safe, quality patient care in accordance with hospital standards and policies.

The team member will further be responsible for assessing, planning, executing and supervising the implementation of care to meet patient needs.

A Registered Nurse is a role model in the delivery of evidence-based care.

This role will actively participate in Clinical Governance.

The team member will be responsible for direct and/or indirect nursing care of a patient or groups of patients.

The team member will perform nursing duties in accordance with the South African Nursing Council (SANC), Department of Health (DOH) and National Core standards.

Future Role Breakdown:

  • Be active in preparing, controlling and replenishment of stock, of the recovery room and for the procedure list of the day.
  • Support the patient on their arrival into the recovery unit.
  • Monitor a patient’s physiological parameters.
  • Provide appropriate treatment until the patient has recovered from the effects of the anaesthesia and/or surgery.
  • Evaluate the care given during each phase.
  • Contributes to the holistic care of patients.
  • Effective communication with patients regarding their care.
  • The promotion of health and wellbeing.
  • Promote and maintain good public relations with patients, relatives and visitors.
  • Provide and supervise the delivery of evidence-based nursing care.
  • Ensure that all patients have an appropriate nursing care plan.
  • Check that all equipment that may be required is at hand and ready to use.
  • Check emergency resuscitation drugs and record.
  • Compliance with documentation policy.
  • Ensure that all documentation is maintained accurately and timeously reflecting recovery room procedures and care.
  • Ongoing audit of health records to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure all stock is well controlled and managed, charged and credited appropriately.
  • Maintain a therapeutic, clean and safe environment that is free from medico-legal hazards.
  • Maintain a safe working environment in accordance with the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act.
  • Reports and acts upon potential/actual risks identified.
  • Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality at all times.
  • Assume responsibility for own personal and professional development.
  • Assume responsibility for maintaining competence in CPR (BLS/ ACLS).
  • Project a positive professional image
  • Promotes and maintains good working and interpersonal relationships with management, colleagues and doctors.
  • Mentoring and supervision of junior healthcare providers and support staff.

Registered Nurse – Recovery Job Vacancy at Stethoscope SA


  • Grade 12 or equivalent NQF level 4 qualification.
  • Diploma in General Nursing.
  • Current registration with South African Nursing Council (SANC)
  • Minimum of 5 years as an experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • Post-operative and surgical experience.
  • Skilled in all basic nursing procedures as well as procedures specific to the operating theatre environment.
  • Strong knowledge of surgical procedures and patient safety.
  • Knowledge of Infection Control & Prevention.
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement.
  • Resilience.
  • Analytical thinking, problem solving and judgement ability.
  • Customer responsiveness.
  • Effective Risk prevention management.
  • Empathic and sensitive.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Ability to communicate, be a skilled listener and a keen observer.
  • Professional flexibility in working hours while supporting daily business hours.
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