Posted on :
15 Jul, 2021
15 Jul, 2021
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.
Job Title: Full-Time Registered Nurse
Location: Gaborone, South East, Botswana
Reference #: SKMTH/JBV/020
Contract Type: Temporary 3 Months
Duration: 3 Months
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 necessary”
•Resuscitates patients accordingly e.g. inserts IV line, gives oxygen, etc and refers when necessary
•Orders investigations, interprets results, treats and refers to FNP and / or doctor within scope of practice
•Formulates and implements individualized nursing care plans
•Gives immunization to patients as necessary
•Evaluates patient’s response to interventions, re-examines and takes appropriate actions within scope of practice”
•Ensures patients have a dignified demise and provides last offices at the end of care
•Supports 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 patient’s progress for use by relevant care givers
•Compiles 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 action
•Records use of stock on charge sheets
•Provides 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 treatment
•Ensures that patients, families and significant others are well informed and included in patient care planning ”
•Implements and manages the nursing care risk profile preventative programs
•Coordinates and monitors the implementation of safety, health and environmental programs in area of responsibility taking cognisance of all legal requirements”
Qualifications Required: Diploma/ Degree in General Nursing
Registration with NMCB
Application Deadline: 23/07/2021