Acute Care Nursing

As an Acute Care Nurse no two days will ever be the same. You will often be the first on the scene when a patients condition changes – for better or worse, and will quite often be required to administer emergency first aid.
Nurses working within Acute Medical, Accident & Emergency Departments must be skilled in triage, think on their feet, work well under pressure and have mastered critical thinking. Acute Care Nurses are required to conduct rapid assessments for fast diagnosis to begin immediate treatment.

Like other nursing roles, Acute Care Nurses work with patients, perform administrative tasks and assist other medical professionals, like doctors and consultants. A typical day might include:

  • The assessment and monitoring of patient conditions;
  • Checking vitals and symptoms , arrange diagnostic tests;
  • Develop ongoing care plans;
  • Administering intravenous drips or drawing bloods.
  • Liase with patient, medical staff, family members and general practitioners.
Due to the short-term environment of the accident and emergency departments it is essential that patients receive prompt and effective treatment, with the aim of reducing their time in hospital. Nursing is a demanding profession that will draw upon a mixture of professional training and personal skills. Acute Care Nursing is an essential role in all Emergency Departments, and can make the difference between life and death for an individual.

Requirements

Full AHPRA registration

Min 2 years Acute Experience

Refined assessment and triage skills

Full immunisation records

Current national police check

2 Current Referees

The right to live and work in Australia

Extensive demonstrated nursing ability working in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or the UK

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