Nurse responsibilities

  • Assessing and planning nursing care requirements
  • Providing pre- and post-operation care
  • Monitoring and administering medication and intravenous infusions
  • Taking patient samples, pulses, temperatures and blood pressures
  • Writing records
  • Supervising junior staff
  • Organising workloads
  • Providing emotional support to patients and relatives
  • Tutoring student nurses

Key Skills for Nurses

  • Good health and fitness
  • Caring and compassionate nature
  • Excellent teamwork and people skills
  • Observational skills
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Ability to deal with emotionally charged and pressured situations
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Resilience and fit for practice
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