Adult nurses are needed for adult patients who are suffering from a variety of health conditions, ranging from minor injuries and ailments, to acute and long-term illnesses and diseases.
• 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;
• Organizing staff and prioritizing busy workloads;
• Mentoring student and junior nurses;
• Maintaining patient records;
• Making ethical decisions related to consent and confidentiality.
What to expect
• The environment and working conditions vary between hospitals and wards. You might be looking after many different patients on a ward, or one or two patients in intensive care or on a high dependency unit. Alternatively, you could work on your own in patients’ homes.
• Nurses often work in multidisciplinary teams.
• Career breaks and retraining opportunities are often available.
• Freelance work is possible through agencies or as a private nurse or, for senior nurses, as a consultant.
• Opportunities exist in most major towns and cities. In rural areas, opportunities are more limited.
• Nursing can be physically and emotionally demanding but it can also be satisfying when you see that the care you have provided has resulted in improvement of health, recovery or reduced suffering.
• Ward-based adult nurses may occasionally need to travel within a working day, for example between two hospitals or units in a trust. Progression into specialties such as district nursing or health visiting, or other community roles, often involves regular travel to visit people in their own homes.
• To work as a nurse in the UK, you must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). You need to have completed an accepted pre-registration nursing programme in order to be eligible to register and these are only run at NMC approved educational institutions (AEIs).
• Half of the programme is based in clinical practice, giving you direct experience of working with patients and families. You could be based within a variety of settings including hospitals, the community, patients’ homes and independent organisations.
• You may be able to get accreditation of prior learning (APL) if you have a degree in another health-related subject or other practice-based learning. Relevant subjects may include: Biomedical science, Human biology, Life and medical sciences, Physiology, Psychology, Social work.
If you fit to above criteria then we want to hear from you!
Please send your resume and cover letter to K.firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on +44 3300109970 & we shall call you for further assistance.