Staff Nurse job description

Description

Aiding medical professionals such as doctors is the job of a Staff Nurse. These nurses work in hospitals, clinics, hospices, or other health care facilities. They also have to anticipate the needs of the doctors they work with and ensure that all the equipments are available. Some Staff Nurses work on ambulances as well.

There are Staff Nurses who specialize and work in a particular department. Whether dentistry, paediatrics, oncology or cardiology. They receive very good salaries as their jobs are very demanding both physically and mentally.

A Staff Nurse usually performs many of the following tasks:

•  Monitoring patients
• Working in ambulance care
• Assisting emergency teams
• Maintaining reports
•  Preparing patients for treatment
• Performing health education tasks
• Conducting tests

Skills

• Being discrete
• Resolving problems and making decisions
• Work ethic
• Being adaptable
• Understanding medical terminology
• Teaching and training
• Being helpful and respectful
• Being compassionate
• Being professional
• Stress management

Education


Staff Nurses must complete their training in Nursing to perform this job. They have to get the requisite licences as well. Nurses can study for a Associate, Bachelors or Masters Degree in Nursing and other Health related courses. Training for a Staff Nurse can last anywhere from two to four years.

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