Registered Nurse - NICU

Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Salary: Market Related
Recruiter: Intelligent Placement
Job Ref: CPT002726/HK
Summary: Our client, a private Hospital network is seeking Registered Nurses – NICU, to be based in the Pretoria area. The successful candidates will be responsible for direct and/or indirect nursing care of a paediatric intensive care (NICU) and/or paediatric high care patient of a group of patients.



Job Description

Behavioural Competency

  • Capable of recognising the need for action, considering possible risks and taking responsibility for results
  • Capable of making decisions timeously and taking responsibility for the consequences
  • Capacity to plan, organise and control own work environment by setting appropriate priorities and achieving set objectives within a given time frame
  • The capacity to identify and respond to the needs of internal and external customers
  • The capacity to improve systems and processes to facilitate continuous improvement
  • Capacity to instil an ethic of quality and consistency in self and others
  • Capacity to establish constructive and effective relationships
  • Capacity to clearly present information, either written or verbal
  • Capacity to perform a technical function to required standards

Duties include the following, but not limited to:

  • Practice NICU patient care according to his/her Scope of Practice and assumes total responsibility for these activities
  • Candidate needs to be willing to be on call for the NICU should a case be admitted during the evening hours (call roster for NICU staff will be in place)
  • Contribute to the holistic care of the NICU
  • Shows clinical competence in caring for the paediatric intensive and/or high care patient
  • Ensures that all NICU patients have an appropriate nursing care plan
  • Refer all complaints from patients/parents and doctors to sister-in-charge unit
  • Carry out all departmental duties as assigned by Shift Leader/Unit Manager
  • Communicate with Health Care Practitioners regarding any change in health status of patients
  • Mentoring and supervision of junior healthcare providers and support staff in the department
  • Reports and acts upon potential/actual risks identified in connection with the patients
  • Always maintain professional conduct and standards in accordance with hospital policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as reasonably requested by the Unit Manager or senior member of staff


  • A relevant nursing qualification (Diploma in General Nursing/B Cur Degree)
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a NICU/Midwifery environment essential
  • Appropriate Paediatric intensive care qualification for specialist area would be advantageous
  • Registration with SANC
  • Preferably trained in ICU with a diploma in critical care as a minimum
  • Must be willing to work shifts as required by unit

Salary: Market based Remuneration

Vacancy Reference no: CPT002726

Closing date: 31 October 2019

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