Registered Specialist Nurses

Registered specialist nurses provide specialised nursing care and plan ongoing treatment for the sick, injured and others in need of care, take responsibility for patients within their sphere of practice and assist medical doctors with their tasks, work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Delivers lectures, and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Gives consultations with patients and their families to explain a patient's condition and possible treatments.
  • Consults with and provides guidance to other nurses and healthcare professionals within their specialism.
  • Provides specialist care in their area of expertise, assesses patients, determines treatments and conducts a variety of medical procedures.

Desired Skills

Active Listening, Speaking, Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Writing, Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Mathematics, Science

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