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Registered Nurses x2 posts at Life healthcare in Life Carstenhof Hospital

2 x Registered Nurse (Theatre Qualified)

Function Nursing

Position 2 x Registered Nurse (Theatre Qualified)


Two vacancies exist for a Registered Nurse (Theatre Qualified), based at Life Carstenhof Hospital, reporting to the Theatre Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the surgical 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 theatre team works according to the scope of practice

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

Effective SHEQ 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

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 manager


  • General Nursing Degree/Diploma

  • Registration with SANC

  • Postgraduate Qualification in Operating Theatre Techniques

  • Theatre scrubbing experience in all disciplines is essential.

  • Relevant experience and technical skill to meet the critical outputs

  • Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage

  • Computer proficiency would be an advantage


  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement

  • Resilience

  • Engaging diversity

  • Verbal & written communication and presentation

  • Influencing

  • Drive & Energy

  • Excellence orientation

  • Ethical behaviour

  • Building relationships

  • Customer responsiveness

  • Organisational awareness

  • Leading by example (Key for Managers)

  • Motivating and developing people (Key for Managers)

Closing date Friday, October 13, 2023

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered. 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. External employment application form


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