Reference Number Plainsman 11/10/2017, PSVC 41/2017
Component Department of Health

Institution: Lentegeur Hospital (Chief Directorate: General Specialist and Emergency Services)

Core Title: Nursing and Support Personnel

Service benefits:

  • 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Minimum educational qualifications:

  • 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 Diploma in Clinical Nursing Science: Health Assessment, Treatment and Care (R48) accredited with the SANC.

Registration with a professional council:

  • Registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse.


  • Grade 1: A minimum of 4 years appropriate/recognisable nursing experience after registration as Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing.
  • Grade 2: A minimum of 14 years appropriate/recognisable nursing experience 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/recognisable experience after obtaining the 1-year post-basic qualification as mentioned above.

Inherent requirement of the job:

  • Valid (Code B/EB) driver’s licence.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
  • Effective interpersonal, leadership, organisational, decision making and conflict resolution skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Appropriate/recognisable experience in Psychiatric Services and a keen interest to work in the Intellectual Disability and Psychiatrically ill patients.
  • Knowledge of FBU functions and management (ability to work collaboratively within FBUs).

Duties (key result areas and outputs):

  • Provide comprehensive clinical primary health services (including Basic Antenatal Care) in the in-patients services.
  • Identify and conduct research within the realm of Primary Health Care on in-patients situation.
  • Manage degenerative illnesses and complications.
  • Promote quality patient care through the setting, implementation and monitoring of standards.
  • Plan and implement Health Promotion and Prevention activities.
  • Staff education and training in aspects related to Primary Health Care.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. 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 on health professionals who apply for the first time for registration in a specific category with the relevant council (including individuals who must apply for change in registration status)”

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity.  Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This post was also advertised in Plainsman 11/10/2017, PSVC 41/2017.

Salary Grade 1: R 340 431 (PN-B1) per annum, Grade 2: R 418 701 (PN-B2) per annum
Salary Level OSD
Applications To

The Chief Director: General Specialist and Emergency Services
Private Bag X15
(For attention: Ms G Owies)

Closing Date 3 November 2017

Ms A September/A Jarvis
Tel: (021) 370 -1271/370 -1231

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