Registered Nurse

December 21, 2023
£20.6 - £22.5 / hour
Application ends: June 7, 2024
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Job Description

A nurse’s role and responsibilities are as vast as they are challenging, since the care and support of individuals who have health issues is a vital job. As a nurse, you have the task of carrying out several different duties surrounding caregiving, each one needing the utmost professionalism and careful attention. Nurses work as part of a team of professional and medical staff that includes doctors, social workers and therapists. Much of nurses’ time is spent with patients, monitoring them, planning and delivering care, and advising them on their health. Shift work is common in nursing, as is a busy workload.

Typical duties include:

  • Assessing, observing, and speaking to patients
  • Recording details and symptoms of patient medical history and current health
  • Preparing patients for exams and treatment
  • Administering medications and treatments, then monitoring patients for side effects and reactions
  • Creating, implementing, and evaluating patient care plans with the medical team
  • Performing wound care, such as cleaning and bandaging them
  • Assisting in medical procedures as needed
  • Operating and monitoring medical equipment
  • Drawing blood, urine samples, and other body fluids for lab work
  • Educating patients and family members on treatment and care plans, as well as answering their questions
  • Supervising licensed practical and vocational nurses, nursing assistants, and nursing students

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