STAFF NOTICE – 2020/05/001

We require the services a Registered Nurse at our Home-Based Care facility in Khayelitsha who will be responsible for providing Palliative care and support to community referred patients with life-threatening illness.



  • Diploma in General Nursing or Degree in Nursing Science (General, Psychiatry, Community and Midwifery)
  • A minimum of 3 years related experience
  • Diploma or Certification in Palliative Care ( added advantage)
  • MS Office Suite literacy – Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Unendorsed driver’s licence
  • Fluency in at least 2 official languages and an understanding of palliative care and its role in society (added advantage)


  • Management of Home-Based Care
    • Providing leadership to a team of home-based
    • Managing and monitoring the activities of the home-based
  • Attend to- and provide care of the patients of SLCH within the guidelines of nursing act and the philosophy of the                  organisation.
  • Assess, monitor and advise patients on pain and symptom control in accordance with the patient’s medical advisory team.
  • Develop and implement the nursing plan in accordance with the patient’s medical advisory.
  • Provide relevant support to the family of the patients.
  • Refer patients to other specialised services within the organisation if and when so required.
  • Maintain all patient data in accordance with the requirements of the law, instructions from the medical team and within the    guidelines of SLCH.
  • Execute deliverables as per the Business plan with Department of Health (DOH).
  • Perform other duties, as and when so requested, in support of team


  • Resilience and stress management
  • Interpersonal sensitivity
  • Team leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Judgement and decision making
  • Monitoring
  • Teamwork
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal and written communication


All applicants are expected to provide or avail themselves for:

  • A letter of motivation for the application and a fully completed application form (available from the HR office)
  • A Curriculum Vitae (not exceeding 3 pages)
  • Other proficiency assessments to assess competence in areas required, inclusive of a panel

Closing date: COB 12 May 2020. All applications received within the time frames will be considered. Applicants who do not receive a response on their application within 5 working days of the closing date of the advertisement, are to accede that the application was not successful. Please forward your application for the attention of Chandre Williams at , citing the reference number top left.

St Luke’s Combined Hospices reserves the right not to make an appointment to this position St Luke’s Combined Hospices is guided by the principles of Employment Equity

On behalf of Management, we wish you well in your application and future endeavours!

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