Nurses Needed

Catheterization lab - CathLab RN - Travel Nurse

Posted April 26, 2017, Modesto, CA
Catheterization lab - CathLab RN - Travel Nurse We're looking for Cardiac Cath Lab RNs for an immediate travel nurse..., cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology.As a Cath Lab Travel Nurse, you should be prepared to perform the following...

Electrophysiology Travel Nurse Job, Anchorage, Alaska

Posted April 26, 2017, Anchorage, AK
Anchorage, AK – is now hiring an Electrophysiology Travel Nurse for a 13 week travel assignment. This is an ideal... job for the experienced EP nurse who loves the outdoors. This job will require recent experience with ablations and implants...

Home Health Registered Nurse contract job in Tucson, AZ

Posted April 26, 2017, Tucson, AZ
Now interviewing for a Home Health Registered Nurse (RN) for a contract job in Tucson, AZ. Qualified candidates... must be motivated, hard-working and reliable with a professional work ethic. The ideal Home Health Registered Nurse (RN) candidate...

Emergency Room (ER) Registered Nurse (RN) Travel Job in Auburn, NY

Posted April 26, 2017, Auburn, NY
Sunbelt staffing is seeking an experienced Emergency Room (ER) Registered Nurse (RN) for a facility located in Auburn..., NY. Ideal candidates will possess: Current Registered Nurse New York License Must have current BLS and ACLS...

Cath Lab RN Travel Nurse Job, Honolulu, Hawaii

Posted April 26, 2017, Honolulu, HI
Cath Lab Travel RN Job in Hawaii is Open! I am now hiring a Cath Lab travel nurse for a 16 weeks travel assignment in... someone who has strong critical care experience. The successful nurse has extensive experience with STEMI patients, plain old...

Professional Nurse, PD

Posted April 26, 2017, New York
Overview: Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit community-based health... as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State required. Valid drivers license may be required, as determined by operational...

Camp Nurse in Vermont

Posted April 26, 2017, Thetford Center, VT
and have fun! Who should apply to Camp Akeela? We are looking for an experienced nurse (RN or NP) to join our outstanding health... professionals, are at camp to mentor and support the entire staff. Job Requirements We are looking for an experienced nurse (RN...

Behavioral Health Travel Nurse Contract in Harrison, AR

Posted April 26, 2017, Harrison, AR
Behavioral Health Travel Nurse Contract in Harrison, AR We are looking for skilled Behavioral Health Nurse... Nurse - 13 weeks - Start Date: ASAP - Day Shift: 7a-7p Travel assignments of this magnitude will go fast so...

Travel Operating Room Registered Nurse Job in Atlanta, GA

Posted April 26, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Sunbelt has an urgent need for an experienced Operating Room (OR) Registered Nurse (RN) in Atlanta, GA... a week with flexible hours. Minimum Requirements: Must have Registered Nurse License in Georgia Current American Heart...

Now Seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) for a Job Available in Weston, WV

Posted April 26, 2017, Weston, WV
I am now seeking a registered nurse (RN) for a job available in Weston, WV. Our facility is a 150 cute bed psychiatric... facility. We ask that our registered nurse have at least one full time year of nursing under their belt. While psychiatric...

ICU RN Travel Nurse Contract in Winnemucca, NV

Posted April 26, 2017, Winnemucca, NV
I’m seeking an experienced ICU RN for a travel nurse contract in Winnemucca, NV. This is a great opportunity... for someone looking to work a smaller facility or for someone that is a first time nurse traveler. 13-week contract (possible extension) 36...

Travel Operating Room Registered Nurse Job in Decatur, GA

Posted April 26, 2017, Decatur, GA
Sunbelt has a position for an experienced Operating Room (OR) Registered Nurse (RN) in Decatur, GA.... Minimum Requirements: Must have Registered Nurse License in Georgia Current American Heart BLS, ACLS and PALS Must have at least 2...

Roles And Responsibilities of a Nurse

It won’t be wrong to say that nursing is one of the more important jobs in the field of health care. A nurse performs a variety of tasks such as helping patients with basic hygiene tasks to assisting the doctors in surgery, and various other such things.

There are many different types, and their roles and responsibilities vary depending on the type. Some of the most common types of nurses include aides, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and nurse practitioners among others. Here is a list of some of the most typical roles and responsibilities.


One of the biggest roles of a nurse is to act as a caregiver or a care provider. It is also the traditional role. The nurse provides direct care to the patient. To perform this activity, a nurse needs to have the necessary training to ensure they have the necessary knowledge and sensitivity to take care of the patient.

A nurse also acts as a teacher where they provide the required information to patients to ensure compliance with the prescribed therapy. They also help promote a healthy lifestyle and interpret information for their patients. In other words, they perform a teaching role for their client.

A nurse also acts as a counselor to help patients recognize and cope with various stressful problems.

Depending on the degree and expertise, a a nursing expert performs his or her job in a variety of specialties. For instance, a nurse practitioner is skilled at making nursing assessments, teaching as well as treating various self-limiting illnesses. Similarly, a nurse anesthetist has the required qualification to perform the required procedures.

A nurse with necessary training in midwifery is eligible to provide prenatal as well as postnatal care.

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As far as the responsibility of a nurse is concerned, he or she has the duty to advocate for the patients. A nurse must work to ensure the legal rights as well as privacy protections of a patient. It is also the responsibility of the nurse to ensure that patients knowingly choose whether or not to participate in medical research.

Also, a nurse should meet all the necessary qualification and license requirements to ensure they have the required training and knowledge to perform their duty. They also has a professional obligation to take personal responsibility for all nursing decisions and judgment.

As far as the work environment for nurses is concerned, they usually work in home health care clinics, hospitals, nursing care facilities, private physician’s offices as well as in government. In many cases, nurses may have to work the evening, night as well as holiday shifts as most facilities are open 24 hours a day, and every day of the year.

Also, a nurse may be required to be ready to work on short notice in certain cases. On the other hand, someone working in the office of a physician may have a more standard schedule.

Overall, a career as a nurse is full of challenges and rewards. If you are a natural caregiver, a nursing job will not just be right for you, but you will do well, and prosper in this field.

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