Professional Nurse Grade 1 To 2 (specialty: Community Mental Health)Cape Winelands Health District

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
SALARY : Grade 1: R340 431 (PN-B1) per annum Grade 2: R418 701 (PN-B2) per annum
CENTRE : BreedeValley PHC
CLOSING DATE : 06 July 2018

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 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.
Inherent requirement of the job: Valid (Code B/EBGrade 1: A minimum of 4 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing.
Grade 2: A minimum of 14 years appropriate/recognisable experience in nursing after registration as 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 as mentioned above.
Competencies (knowledge/skills): Good psychosocial and health assessment skills.
Knowledge of Mental Health Legislation and Psychopharmacology.
Good problem-solving, communication, interpersonal, planning and organisational skills.
Fluency in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
Knowledge in the use of clinical equipment and control of budget levels.
Basic computer literacy skills (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Willingness to work within a Multi-disciplinary team.

DUTIES :
Actively participate as a specialist nurse in the provision of acute and chronic mental health care to clients of all age groups at Primary Health Care facilities in the Breede Valley Sub-district.
Make bio-psychosocial health assessments that are culturally sensitive.
Design and implement treatment plans and critically evaluate outcomes.
Engage in case management activities such as organising, accessing, negotiating, coordinating and integrating services.
Promote and maintain mental health and manage the effects of mental illness through education, counselling and psycho-social rehabilitation.
Participate in the training and clinical supervision of other health care providers.

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