Nurses care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent or disabled. Under general supervision, they deliver care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation, in accordance with established philosophy. Nurses collaborate with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes. Nurses effectively interact with patient and significant others, while maintaining the standard of professional nursing. The nature of the direction and supervision required for this position varies by State and job setting.
CCU nurses provide care to acutely and critically ill patients, in a highly technical and ongoing monitoring environment. These patients are facing life-threatening problems with varying needs, which require extensive medication protocols and therapies. CCU Nurses face the additional responsibility for the emotional and psychosocial health of the patient, family and significant others.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN
- All Nationals / western / South African Nursing Diploma's are accepted.
- Minimum of 3 years experience
- The applicant must have a valid professional license to practice, or registration from home country and/or country of last employment
- Must have Good standing status.
- Fluent in English
- Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
- Prepares and administers and records prescribed medications.Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse
- Provides basic, bedside care
- Records patients’ medical information and vital signs
- Orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s condition
- Takes samples for lab work, orders prescribed lab work and evaluates/interprets lab reports
- Prepares equipment and aids physician during examination and treatment of patient
- Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocol
- Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms
- Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, and interprets and records electronic displays, such as intracranial pressures, central venous pressures, pulmonary artery pressures, and cardiac rhythms from cardiac monitors, respirators, ventilators, manometers, oxygen pusults
- Monitors catheters, leads and tubing for proper placement and functioning
- Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring/life support equipment shows adverse symptomatology