Adult Nurse in United States

at a Confidential Company

Healthcare / Medical
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Adult Nurse Job Description

*Adult nurses plan and provide nursing care to adults suffering from a wide variety of medical conditions and illnesses, supporting their treatment, recovery and wellbeing.

*Nurses are the main point of contact for patients and their families, and play a vital role in teams of professional and medical staff.

*They work with (among others) doctors, social workers and therapists, and attend to a patient's comfort and emotional wellbeing as well as their medical needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Assessing and planning nursing care requirements;

*Writing care plans and records;

*Providing pre and post operation care;

*Monitoring a patient's condition

*Carrying out routine investigations and care procedures, such as administering medication, injections and intravenous infusions, and taking patient samples, pulses, temperatures and blood pressures;

*Dealing with emergencies;

*Supervising junior staff;

*Organising workloads;

*Tutoring student nurses;

*Providing advice and promoting good health;

*Providing information, emotional support and reassurance to patients and relatives.

Qualifications and Training

*Nurses are required to study a three or four-year degree in nursing, with their time divided between formal teaching and practical experience.

*A diploma in nursing or graduate degree in a relevant subject such as life, health, biological or social sciences.

*He or She must be registered.

Skills and Specifications

*Good interpersonal skills are vital for nurses, who have to communicate with numerous other medical and care professinals as well as being a key source of information and emotional support for patients.

*Verbal/written communication skills

*Empathy and sensitivity to patients' needs and concerns

*Observation skills

*Organisational skills

*Managerial and leadership skills

*Attention to detail

*Good health and fitness

*Good hygiene.
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