Clinical Nurse Practitioner Grade 1 to 2 (Primary Health Care) (3 posts)

Clinical Nurse Practitioner Grade 1 to 2 (Primary Health Care) (3 posts)

Reference Number: Argus/Burger 16/4/2016, Plainsman 20/4/2016
Component: Department of Health
Job: Institution: Mitchells Plain District Hospital (Chief Directorate: Metro District Health 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 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 Diploma with the  SANC 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 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 after obtaining the 1 year post-basic qualification in the specific specialty.

Inherent requirement of the job:

  • Willingness to work shifts, including extended hours.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Good interpersonal, planning,  organisational skills and computer literacy (MS Office).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
  • Knowledge of the Nursing Act and relevant Regulations.
  • Knowledge of the Medicines Control Act, Mental Health Care Act, Child Health Act and other relevant legislation.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Provide quality comprehensive emergency Health Care (knowledge and understanding of South Africa’s Triage System SATS and National Core Standards).
  • Provide clinical services (screen referral letters,  refer to appropriate level of care, clinically manage patients as per scope of practice and SATS).
  • Health promotion and education.
  • Effective resource management  (equipment, supplies and staff).
  • Ensure patient safety and security at all times.
  • Work as part of the multi-disciplinary team for continuity of care.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department 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. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.  This post was also advertised in the Argus/Burger 16/4/2016, Plainsman 20/4/2016.




Salary: Grade 1: R 294 861 (PN-B1) per annum, Grade 2: R 362 655 (PN-B2) per annum
Salary Level: OSD
Applications To: The Chief Executive Officer
Mitchells Plain District  Hospital
Private Bag X9
Mitchells Plain

(For attention: Ms C Johnson)

Closing Date: 6 May 2016
Enquiries: Ms A Brown
Tel: (021) 377-4410