Work Nature

  • Writing patient care plans.
  • Implementing plans through tasks such as preparing patients for operations, wound treatment and monitoring pulse, blood pressure and temperature.
  • Observing and recording the condition of patients.
  • Checking and administering drugs and injections.
  • Setting up drips and blood transfusions.
  • Assisting with tests and evaluations.
  • Carrying out routine investigations.
  • Responding quickly to emergencies.
  • Planning discharges from hospital and liaising with gps and social workers.
  • Communicating with and relieving the anxiety of patients and their relatives.
  • Advocating on behalf of patients.
  • Educating patients about their health.
  • Organising staff and prioritising busy workloads.
  • Mentoring student and junior nurses.
  • Maintaining patient records.
  • Making ethical decisions related to consent and confidentiality.

Key Skills

  • Staff Nurse
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency Room (ER)
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Medicine / Surgery
  • Icu
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Birthing

Occupations

  • Medical Assistant
  • Director of Nursing (DON), Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Public Health Nurse (PHN), Registered Nurse (RN), School Nurse, Staff Nurse, Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse)
  • Nurse

Career Analysis

1 Fees
Low
2 Demand
High
3 Salary
Medium
4 Level Of Preparation
Medium

Career Videos

Career Navigator

Career Navigator 1

Career Navigator 2

Career Navigator 3