Professional Nurse Maternity Ward

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • Ensuring that the maternity ward conforms to all medico-legal
  • aspects relative to the health care industry.
  • To ensure the highest quality of services is provided to all
  • participating Doctors, patients and staff.
  • Ensuring stocks are correctly recorded, received and
  • appropriately stored.
  • To ensure the smooth running of the nurses station.
  • Communication on a professional level with Doctors, patients, visitors and general hospital staff.

Education, experience and competencies required:

  • Grade 12 certificate.
  • Midwifery trained is a requirement.
  • Private hospital experience would be an added advantage.
  • Proof of registration with the S.A.N.C. and proof of personal indemnity is required.
  • Ability to maintain excellent standards and service levels.
  • Customer service focus.
  • Integrity and willing to work flexible hours.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (ability to speak and write English) other languages would be an added advantage
  • Mature personality with abilities to assist with patients in a courteous and polite manner.
  • To be punctual and reliable.
  • To be at all times neat and tidy in dress code.

Involvement in the operation requires the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Accountability and responsibility.
  • Ensuring that accurate stock counts are performed when required.
  • Ensuring that stock is accounted for and equipment is maintained.
  • Ensuring that all patient billing is performed accurately.
  • Ensuring that all ward duties are performed.

Maintaining standards

  • Constantly monitoring the smooth running of the ward.
  • Continual Doctor liaison and inter-departmental relationships.
  • Application of policies for the operation within the hospital industry.
  • Ensure that all documentation required is correctly completed and appropriately filed and distributed.
  • Ensuring adherence to all relevant statutes, statutory bodies, rules and regulations, disciplinary code, staff employee manuals.
  • This is not a job description but merely a guideline to facilitate recruitment.