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Life Healthcare invites Nursing Grads with Experience to apply for this post in Knysna

Registered Nurse Theatre Experienced x2

Function Nursing

Position Registered Nurse Theatre Experienced x2


Opportunities exist for a Registered Nurse (Theatre Experienced), based at Life Knysna Private Hospital, reporting to the Theatre Manager, Bridget Hall. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting thesurgical team to perform surgical procedures on patients successfully and to ensure that the patient receives optimal care in accordance with company and hospital strategic objectives.

Critical Outputs

Ensuring effective financial management by

  • Ensuring accurate charging by managing theatre clocking time

  • Ensuring consignment stock, equipment and prosthesis is charged according to policy

  • Managing stock by participating in regular stock taking and controlling of the consignment stock in accordance with the hospital (local) policy

Affecting the functioning of theatre equipment and instrumentation by

  • Ensuring the correct use of theatre equipment and instrumentation by educating and supervising staff on the correct utilization of the equipment

Providing Quality patient care by

  • Obtaining the correct information pre-operatively and visiting the patient post-operatively

  • Ensuring that the patient is comfortable and assist the doctor during the surgical procedure

Ensuring effective people management by

  • Providing theatre specific training and assessing the competence of staff

  • Assist the Unit Manager to correctly monitor the normal and overtime hours

  • Ensure the theater team works according to the scope of practice

  • Give feedback to the unit manager in order to assess optimal performance

Effective Quality and Infection prevention management by

  • Ensuring the use of personal protective clothing and complying with ISO requirements

  • Ensuring the disposal of medical waste in order to effectively control infection

  • Adhering to sterility principals

Effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders

  • Attend review and consultative form meetings to maintain healthy relationships with internal stakeholders

  • Maintain a healthy relationship with external stakeholders by reporting and escalating unresolved issues to the unit manage


  • Diploma/Degree in Nursing with experience in Operating Theatre

  • Current registration with the South African Nursing Council.

  • Clinical competence in Operating Theatre Nursing

  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Contemporaneous knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, industrial relations, standards, codes, ethics, and competency standards for

  • Nurses in Theatre. Valid Driving licence and ability to do on call.


  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement

  • Resilience

  • Engaging diversity

  • Verbal & written communication and presentation

  • Influencing

  • Drive & energy

  • Excellence orientation

  • Ethical behavior

  • Building relationships

  • Customer responsiveness

  • Organizational awareness

  • Leading my example

  • Motivating and developing people

Closing dateFri day, March 24, 2023

. Explore our vacancies and find the right opportunity for you. Download the application form and email to the relevant contact person specified in the job advertisement. Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only vaccinated external candidates will also be considered. Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful. External employment application form


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