The average salary for a Staff Nurse with Medicine / Surgery skills in South Africa is R153,739.
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Job Description for Staff Nurse
Staff nurses generally work in hospitals and long-term care facilities. These nurses may carry out assessments of patients and administer care and medications as needed, and must also keep notes regarding patients' care and development. They may also create discharge plans for individual patients. Staff nurses are often in charge of managing groups of nursing attendants and may schedule their shifts and delegate tasks. Strong communication skills are important in order to work well with nursin…Read more
Staff Nurse Tasks
- Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.
- Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
- Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients.
Popular Employer Salaries for Staff Nurse
The top respondents for the job title Staff Nurse are from the companies Netcare, Mediclinic and Gauteng Health. Reported salaries are highest at Gauteng Health where the average pay is R170,934. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Mediclinic, earning around R166,200. Netcare pays the lowest at around R132,022. Life Healthcare Group also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying R135,147.
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Popular Skills for Staff Nurse
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Emergency Room (ER)
Skills in Phlebotomy and Emergency Room (ER) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geriatrics, Acute Care and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Pay by Experience Level for Staff Nurse
An entry-level Staff Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R157,915 based on 6 salaries. An early career Staff Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R143,444 based on 96 salaries. A mid-career Staff Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R157,758 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Staff Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R172,509 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R155,740.
Years of Experience
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