PROFESSIONAL NURSE GRADE 1 TO 2 (SPECIALTY: PSYCHIATRY)

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PROFESSIONAL NURSE GRADE 1 TO 2 (SPECIALTY: PSYCHIATRY)

Cape Winelands Health District

SALARY: Grade 1: R383 226 (PN-B1) per annum

Grade 2: R471 333 (PN-B2) per annum

CENTRE: Stellenbosch PHC

REQUIREMENTS: 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 1 year accredited with the SANC in Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Science. Registration with a professional council: Registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse. Experience:

Grade 1: A minimum of 4 years appropriate/recognizable experience in nursing after registration as a Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing.

Grade 2: A minimum of 14 years appropriate/recognizable 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/recognizable experience in Psychiatry after obtaining the 1-year post-basic qualification as mentioned above. Inherent requirements of the job: Valid (Code B/EB) driver’s license. Competencies (knowledge/skills): Good psychosocial- and health assessment skills and knowledge of Mental Health Legislation and Psychopharmacology. Good problem-solving, communication, interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills. Fluency in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

DUTIES: Actively participate as a specialist nurse in the provision of acute and chronic mental health care to clients of all age groups at Health Care Facilities in the Sub-district. Make bio-psychosocial health assessments that are culturally sensitive. Design and implement treatment plans and critically evaluate outcomes. Promote and maintain mental health and manage the effects of mental illness through education, counseling, and psycho-social rehabilitation. Participate in the training and clinical supervision support of other health care providers.

ENQUIRIES: Ms. D Johnson Tel No: (021) 808-6108

APPLICATIONS: Applicants apply online: www.westerncape.gov.za/health-jobs (click “online applications”)

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).

CLOSING DATE: 28 May 2021

NOTE: It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time, and place as determined by the Department. Kindly note that excess personnel will receive preference.

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