Staff Nurse job description

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Staff nurses manage the care and recovery of patients who are ill orinjured, and are often the first people patients and visitors encounterin hospitals or other medical facilities. These nurses record patients’vital signs, assess their medical conditions and report their findingsto doctors. This is a challenging career requiring physical, mental andemotional strength
Nurses work under doctors’ orders to act as advocates for theirpatients, administer injections and medication, and reduce theirsuffering as much as possible. Such nurses also help doctors duringdiagnostic testing. Although most people in this role work at hospitalsand other medical facilities, many travel to community sites orpatients’ homes
Candidates must finish a basic training programme and become registeredunder the Nursing and Midwifery Council. A university degree is soon tobecome a mandatory requirement in the UK. Entry level staff nursepositions pay an average of just over £20,000 per annum, but seniorlevel nurses can earn as much as £95,333. It is possible for candidatesto specialise by population groups, specific health conditions or worksettings.

Description

Aiding medical professionals such as doctors is the job of a StaffNurse. These nurses work in hospitals, clinics, hospices, or otherhealth care facilities. They also have to anticipate the needs of thedoctors 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 particulardepartment. Whether dentistry, paediatrics, oncology or cardiology. Theyreceive very good salaries as their jobs are very demanding bothphysically 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 thisjob. They have to get the requisite licences as well. Nurses can studyfor a Associate, Bachelors or Masters Degree in Nursing and other Healthrelated courses. Training for a Staff Nurse can last anywhere fromtwo to four years.

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