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Registered Nurse

We are looking for an efficient and compassionate registered nurse to join our hospital and provide high-quality care for our patients. You will be required to perform necessary medical procedures and monitor the patient's progress. You are responsible for ensuring that the physicians are kept informed of the patient's progress and their medications are being administered accurately. At the end of the day, you must ensure they are motivated towards a speedy recovery.


Healthcare Industry

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What to expect from the role

  • Hands-on experience in providing patients with medical treatments and nurturing them back to full health.
  • Learning how to monitor a patient’s progress, provide physical therapy and support.
  • Learn on the job regarding the best practices in healthcare.
  • Exposure to the field of healthcare and its various responsibilities.


Responsibilities

  • Assess patient’s needs and provide the best care.
  • Monitor the patient’s conditions throughout their hospital period.
  • Regularly take note of the patient's symptoms and improvements and make reports.
  • Coordinate with doctors and physicians with these reports and provide the best care for each patient’s improvement.
  • Administer the necessary medication for patients as specified by the consulting doctor.
  • Routinely perform procedures like blood pressure measurement, ultrasounds, administering injections and log into the patient’s charts.
  • Ensure the patient’s charts are up to date and every medical dosage or action is logged in.
  • Swiftly take action in case of emergencies.
  • Ensure the environment is entirely hygienic and regular sanitation takes place (sweeping, mopping, changing the bedsheets, disposing of syringes, etc)
  • Train the Licensed Practical Nurses and nursing assistants.
  • Be patient and compassionate.
  • Regularly attend educational workshops and stay up to date with best practices.
  • Act only within the legal medical framework and hospital policy.


Requirements

  • Bachelors or any equivalent qualification in nursing.
  • Valid nursing license.
  • Prior experience as a registered nurse.
  • Excellent knowledge of medical procedures, nursing care, and emergency procedures.
  • Strong knowledge of health safety rules and regulations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Compassionate and empathetic to patients.
  • Responsible, professional and work with integrity.
  • Keen attention to detail and problem-solving ability.
  • Team player and collaborative.


Average Salary

On average, $68,450 per annum.

On average, $34.70 per hour.

Source - money.usnews.com

Career Path

Registered Nurse is a job role for those with entry level to intermediate experience in the field. It is a job requiring you to assist patients at the hospital with their medical treatment and report to a physician with the results. It also includes tasks like performing necessary health check-ups, track their progress. Here are a few steps you can take towards this job role:

  • Bachelor's degree in medicine or related field.
  • Valid nursing license.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in healthcare.


Career Progression

After pursuing MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Registered Nurse Midwife

After pursuing MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)

  • Nurse Faculty
  • Clinical Research
  • Nursing Director


Sample Questions

Personal
  • Why did you choose a career in nursing?

  • What qualities of yours do you think will help you in this job?

  • What do you find rewarding about this job?

Human Resources
  • This job has no particular hours and may go overtime, eat into weekends and have late nights. Are you comfortable with that?

  • How comfortable are you to work with other doctors and nurses?

  • What makes you the best candidate for this position?

Management
  • Has there been a time where you had a conflict of interest with a patient’s family? If so, what was the issue and how did you solve it?

  • How would you handle high-stress emergencies?

  • To what extent will you protect the privacy of your patients and why?

Technical skills and knowledge
  • Describe the steps to be followed to transport a patient from a room to the operating theatre?

  • How do you document a patient's progress accurately?

  • How do you perform CPR?