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Professional Nurse Grade 1 – 2 (Specialty: Trauma and Emergency)

Western Cape Government



Riversdale Hospital, (Hessequa Sub-district) (Garden Route District)

Core Title: Nursing And Support Personnel

Service benefits:
13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.


Minimum educational qualification:
Basic R425 qualification (i.e. diploma/degree in nursing) or equivalent qualification that allows registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a Professional Nurse.
A post-basic nursing qualification with a duration of at least one year in Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing: Trauma and Emergency or Medical or Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing: General accredited with the SANC.
Registration with a professional council:  Current registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse.


Grade 1: A minimum of 4 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as a Professional Nurse with the SANC in general nursing.
Grade 2: A minimum of 14 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as a Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing.
At least 10 years of the period referred to above must be appropriate/recognisable experience in the specific speciality after obtaining the 1-year post-basic qualification in the relevant specialty as mentioned above.

Inherent requirement of the job:

Willingness to work shifts, day-night duty, weekends and public holidays.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Proficient in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
Knowledge of Legislation and policies of the Department of Health relevant to clinical practise.
Extensive experience in an Emergency unit and theatre environment.
Willing to take charge of the Emergency unit and Theatre service.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

Management of the Emergency unit and Theatre service.
Provide holistic nursing care to patients in a cost-effective manner.
Effective implementation of infection control policies and health and safety legislations.
Effective management and utilisation of human and material resources.
Maintain a constructive working relationship with nursing and other stakeholders.
Participate in training, development and research within the nursing department.
Provision of Support to Nursing Services.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

Candidates who are not in possession of the required qualifications will be appointed into the general stream, and they will be required to obtain the necessary qualifications within a predetermined period of time “Candidates who are not in possession of the stipulated registration requirements, may also apply. Such candidates will only be considered for appointment on condition that proof of application for registration to register with the relevant council and proof of payment of the prescribed registration fees to the relevant council are submitted with their job application/on appointment. This concession is only applicable to health professionals who apply for the first time for registration in a specific category with the relevant council (including individuals who must apply for a change in registration status”).


Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated in the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This post was also advertised in the (Argus/Burger 23/2/2019, PSVC 8/2019)

Salary Grade 1: R 362 559 (PN-B1) per annum, Grade 2: R 445 917 (PN-B2) per annum, (Plus a non-pensionable rural allowance of 12% of basic annual salary)
Salary Level OSD
Applications To
The Manager: Garden Route District Office
Private Bag X6592
(Attention: Ms S Pienaar)

Closing Date 15 March 2019
Mr P Moolman
Tel: (028) 713-8643