St Josephs Home: Nursing vacancies

St Josephs Home
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 20 September, 2019
Opportunity type: 

The St Joseph’s Home is a paediatric intermediate healthcare facility providing holistic medical and rehabilitation care for children with life threatening and life limiting conditions. The Home was established by the Pallottine Missionary Sisters and is run according to a Christian/Catholic ethos. The current staff complement is approx. 130, the majority of whom are nursing and professional therapy staff with HR, Operations and Fund development as support services.

St Joseph’s Home seeks to appoint Staff nurses and Enrolled ​Nurses.

Reports to: Registered nurse on duty


  • all staff nurses are to work 7/7 shifts and must be able to work night shifts.
  • Experience in paediatric care is essential.
  • Computer literacy is essential
  • 2 years’ experience required
  • SANC registered.
  • Must have an understanding of  chronic life limiting and life threatening medical conditions


  • Key Duties  are as follows:
    • Shift staff  supervision – attendance, morale, etc.
    • Allocation of daily tasks  to ENA and carers.
    • Drawing up individual patient nursing care plans
    • Administration  and ordering of medication
    • Ensure patients records and general admin requirements are completed timeously
    • Participation( provide input ) in Performance appraisal discussions
    • Hands on bed side nursing care
    • Staff  on the job training
    • Manage the children’s behaviour according to disciplinary protocols and reward systems
    • Ward shift handover.
    • Manage complicated  nursing care ( Wound)
    • Referrals and liaison with multidisciplinary health team , internally and externally
    • Supervising /education visiting parents on the ward
  • Enrolled Nursing Assistant
  • Reporting to the Ward supervisor( RN/SN) the ENA is responsible for the provision of nursing care to patients with Life limiting and life threatening medical conditions
  • Key duties are as follows:
    • Vital signs and observations  and reporting
    • Completion of patient records
    • Trachea care
    • Wound care
    • Oxygen therapy.
    • Diabetes  blood glucose monitoring
    • Bladder  and bowel care
    • Feeding/tube feeds /
    • bathing and general patient hygiene 
    • Escorting children to hospital as required ( high risk patients)

To apply please email a motivational letter and a detailed CV and to the HR manager  on

Certified copies of ID and certificates will be required.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

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