Part-Time/ Locum Registered Nurse
Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital (SKMTH) operates as a Public Company and its mission is to provide patient centered quaternary clinical services, as well as a platform for health education and research. In the interim, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, SKMTH has been designated a COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment Centre by the Government of Botswana with the University of Botswana being tasked with recruitment for the project. Main Purpose of the Job: Under supervision of a more senior level position, provides direct patient care, performing acts requiring knowledge, skill and judgment and participating in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.Roles and Responsibilities:Consults patients, prescribes treatment within the scope of practice and or refers to relevant professionals when necessaryResuscitates patients accordingly e.g. inserts IV line, gives oxygen and refers when necessaryOrders investigations, interprets results, treats and refers to FNP and / or doctor within scope of practiceFormulates and implements individualized nursing care plansGives immunization to patients as necessaryEvaluates patients response to interventions, re-examines and takes appropriate actions within scope of practiceEnsures patients have a dignified demise and provides last offices at the end of careSupports and works to restore the health and well-being of patients and performs independently or in cooperation with other members of the health team.Clearly and accurately documents patients progress for use by relevant care giversCompiles various health statistics reports and submits to relevant authorities (e.g. midnight census, disease reports etc.)Maintains unit consumables and equipment stock levels, and reports to the supervisor for actionRecords use of stock on charge sheetsProvides advice and guidance to RPNs regarding patient care as well as standard/basic nursing practices and procedures etc.Provides relevant information and counseling to clients on their conditions and treatmentEnsures that patients, families and significant others are well informed and included in patient care planning Implements and manages the nursing care risk profile preventative programsCoordinates and monitors the implementation of safety, health and environmental programs in area of responsibility taking cognisance of all legal requirements.
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