The average salary for an Early-Career Staff Nurse in South Africa is R144,780.
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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, Life Healthcare Group and Lancet Laboratories. Reported salaries are highest at Lancet Laboratories where the average pay is R137,455. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Life Healthcare Group, earning around R134,898. Netcare Corporation pays the lowest at around R92,903. Netcare also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying R120,719.
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Popular Skills for Staff Nurse
Medicine / Surgery
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, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Medicine / Surgery.
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 R135,039 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Staff Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R161,157 based on 347 salaries. An experienced Staff Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R167,695 based on 221 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R156,897.
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