Duty Sister / Tokai Estate

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa · Tokai Estate · TOKRN03 expand job description ↓


The Faircape Group owns and manages five luxury lifestyle villages with state of the art and technologically advanced Healthcare Centres at each Village.

These busy facilities with a versatile range of patients inclusive of frail, mental health, sub acute and assisted living, are situated in prime locations across the Western Cape: (Bridgewater and Heritage Manor -Somerset West, Cle du Cap – Kirstenhof, Noordhoek Manor- Noordhoek and Onrus Manor- Onrusriver.)

We are seeking a Registered Nurse at our facility Tokai Estate.

If you would like to work in an exciting, dynamic Healthcare Centre and have a passion for care then apply now!

Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Do morning handover according to ISBAR procedure with shift leader on opposite shift
  • Ensure all reporting up to date for handover and all information checked when receiving handover in allocated area


Morning admin(before medication rounds):

  • Log on ECP
  • Check emails
  • Check fire lists
  • Check resident list

Daily admin during shift:

  • Follow up on new scripts and phone the pharmacy to arrange
  • Follow up on Dr’s appointments
  • Follow up on all tests (blood, urine) and receive results
  • Do adjustments to medicine and care plans on ECP.


  • Daily reporting to the shift leader on any interventions during the shift
  • Thorough reporting during shift change
  • Incident reporting
  • Report IOD to shift leader
  • Comprehensive reporting of patient/resident on the ECP observation system
  • Time stamping on ECP
  • Medication on ECP

ECP summary report/non charting auditing:

  • Altering of care plans and investigation of non charting items


  • Prioritize staff and tasks in your designated area according to patient needs and operational requirements as well as specific activities and information from the handover process
  • Manage staff in your allocated area
  • Performance appraisals with staff that worked on your shift
  • Promote sound relationships and motivation in team members


  • Ensure all blister packaged medication is available on the trolley and medication no longer prescribed are removed from blister pack
  • Check all scripts and cupboards for any medication not in blister packs
  • Prepare liquid medication and injections as per script
  • Do rounds, check for sufficient consumption and administer all medication to residents as per the scripts
  • Check for any side effects of medication and adjust accordingly by phoning the doctor and arranging for new script
  • Chart medication on ECP
  • Manage medication change process. (Phone Dr to get script, send script to pharmacy, make changes on ECP and place copy on residents file)
  • Sign medication book
  • Unpack medicine trolley and put all necessary medications ( schedule 5&6) back in the cupboard and ensure cupboard is locked.


  • Follow up and implement all orders and instructions deriving from the MDT


  • Assessment of patient upon admission
  • Ensure necessary documentation is completed and sent to Clinical head for review
  • Draw up person centered care plan and put on ECP
  • Contact with medical doctors and families
  • Organise medication for patient and follow up on scripts at discharge
  • Follow up with appointments with doctors
  • Draw up discharge plan and discuss with family


  • Ensure progress reports are sent to the medical aid
  • Measure daily the vitals and activity levels
  • Follow up with MDT on patient progress
  • Do recommendations for patient


  • Maintain effective infection control practices
  • Manage the prevention and reporting of incidents
  • Ensure effective cleaning and laundry service. Report to shift leader any complaints or lack of service


  • Assist with topic specific in house training
  • Assist with training as required


  • Ensure all used stock is charged to the resident account
  • Overnight cupboard to be counted daily, and list given to HCA for replenishment of stock
  • Daily treatment trolley packed and ready
  • Daily check of the emergency trolley, ensure it is securely locked and only to be used during a life threatening situation


  • Check trays and ensure correct diets are offered to the patients
  • Ensure that the Food Ambassador performs duties according to job description
  • Handle all food related complaints and refer to relevant parties
  • Do referrals to in house dietician with admissions
  • Oversee intake and outputs and adjust care plan if necessary
  • Intervene in the presence of any abnormal signs (ie: nausea)


  • Oversee and do dressings, wound care and pressure care
  • Deal with skin lesions
  • Do catheter care and dipstick tests
  • Do daily resident rounds and measure vitals
  • Ensure weighing of patients as per policy
  • Assess patients on specific areas of concern and adjust the care plan as needed with you allocated patients.
  • Monitor: Mobilization, respiratory distress, neurological observations and emotional status


  • Follow emergency plan in the case of panic button alerts
  • Act according to patient’s living will in case of emergency or resuscitation
  • Phone emergency services immediately for village emergencies.
  • Phone Dr of resident in case of emergency
  • Phone family in the case of death to inform them in a calm and dignified manner
  • In the case of a death, phone the undertaker
  • Liaise with the family regarding the resident’s belongings and any other arrangements, including memorial at the HCC (if applicable)


Qualifications - Relevant nursing qualification, SANC registered. Up to date BLS.

Experience and Knowledge - Dementia care, frail care, palliative care, sub acute, strokes

Skills and Attributes - Strong interpersonal skills, professional communication, ability to work under pressure, managerial skills, making sound decisions, computer literate, professional, focused, fully bilingual in Afrikaans and English, compassion for the elderly, be able to converse with people on different levels - staff, families, MDT and other professionals coming into the facility.

Working Hours - Normal working days are Monday to Sunday. You will be required to work 16 shifts per month. Day shifts will be worked between 07h00 to 19h00 and night shifts between 19h00 and 07h00


Salary on offer from R 22,000.00 Cost to Company per month.

This includes a 50% company contribution towards medical aid (hospital plan)

Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Have you managed a shift before?
Have you worked within a sub acute environment?
Have you worked in geriatrics and/or palliative care?
Do you use a computer/tablet on a regular basis?