Nurse job descriptionPost Job
Nurses play an essential role in a patient’s care and recovery. They have the responsible duty of observing and assessing a patient’s progress and working with senior staff to ensure that patients are given the appropriate care and treatment to assist them in regaining their health
Tasks undertaken by nurses include assisting doctors with physical examinations, checking patients’ temperatures, measuring blood pressure, dressing wounds, and administering medication, transfusions and drips. Nursing environments can be busy and challenging and the work may include working evenings, nights and weekends
Those entering the profession require a nursing diploma or degree approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), as well as CRB clearance. After two years’ nursing experience, it is possible to move into other areas, such as school nursing or district nursing. Nursing salaries generally start at £20,700 and rise to £26,800, with additional allowance paid to those living in the London region. Senior positions offer earnings in the range of £33,000 – 39,300.
Nursing is an essential function in health care. These professionals offer valuable service, which helps sick, injured, or dying people. They work in clinics, community and health clinics, hospices, schools, prisons, residential homes, companies, emergency units or in a hospital. Nurses support healthcare professionals such as surgeons, pharmacists, therapists, specialists, and doctors.
Nurses train in several nursing areas. They include children, adults, learning disability, and mental health nursing. Although their shifts are demanding, it offers flexibility. They can sometimes choose to work, weekdays, nights, weekends, overtime, mornings, evenings, or nights. Nurses wear uniforms to identify them, and to protect themselves and their patients from transmission of germs and diseases. Their gear includes aprons, masks, and gloves.
Nurses perform the following functions:
• Utilize medical and healthcare equipments
• Collect and check patient blood samples
• Take patients vitals, and temperatures
• Administer tablets, pills or medicines
• Assist practitioners with various tasks and examinations
• Immunize babies and children
• Manage health clinics
• Provide family planning
• Work with healthcare teams
• Care for minor wounds
Nurses can transition into senior positions such as hospital administrators, senior nurses, nursing consultants, sister, matrons, charge nurse, or nursing educators. In addition, specialists’ training allows them to focus on areas such as therapy, pain management, teaching, research, or operating nursing. The salaries for nurses vary depending on the type of nursing, pay grade, length of shifts, or location.
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Halifax, West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire, UK
Bristol, Avon, South West, UK
Ceremonial County South Glamorgan, WLS, GB
£22000 - £28000/annum
Hammersmith, United Kingdom
£22000 - £32000/annum
Barnet, United Kingdom
£22000 - £32000/annum
Edgware, United Kingdom
€35000 to €40000 Per year
£35 - £45/annum
London, United Kingdom
£19 - 27 per hour
Hereford, Herefordshire, England, UK
£17 - £21/hour Welcome Bonus £1000
CV37, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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