A Career as a Registered Nurse

A Registered Nurse is a person who has acquired education and training in nursing. They are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, which regulates the nursing profession in England. A Registered Nurse is responsible for conducting physical exams, assessing, and documenting patient’s conditions, providing advice to patients on treatments or medication for various health conditions, as well as administering medications. A key component of the role is to ensure that the health and well-being of the patient is kept at the highest standard by following the correct procedures of hygiene and infection control. Registered Nurses also provide expert advice regarding diet and nutrition, as well as exercise and other lifestyle factors that can affect health.

The Job Role

  • Plan, organise, direct, and control the nursing services and activities in accordance with the department and trusts policies and procedures.
  • Promote a positive work environment that encourages teamwork and cooperation.
  • Initiates and implements measures for budget control and cost efficiencies.
  • Maintains accuracy and completeness of patient records, while maintaining the confidentiality of all patient-related information.
  • Design and implement care plans, care delivery, and care coordination between nurses, physicians, and patients.

Skills & Experience

  • Degree in Nursing and a registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Served as a Registered Nurse and provided care that observed, monitored, and evaluated patients’ medical needs.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of the patient care process, including clinical procedures, and the application of clinical nursing theory.
  • Excellent communication, decision-making and conflict management skills.
  • Strong analytical, organisational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.