Archive: Head NURSE

Posted Aug 4      Magodo, Lagos State, Nigeria
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Aside from managing the nursing staff, the head nurse also perform basic nursing duties when understaffed, which may include monitoring vital signs, giving medication and changing wound dressings. Other important tasks of a head nurse include creating schedules for the staff nurses, ensuring medical records are securely kept and accurately updated, ensuring ward areas and patients’ rooms are in hygienic and comfortable state, as well as making rounds with physicians and observing instructions with regard to treatment or care alterations. Head nurses also order drugs, solutions and equipment for patient care; monitor intake of medication and inform physicians about treatment changes; and read patient records, shift reports and treatment records. Head nurses are considered arbiters of any conflicts amongst staff members, so they must resolve issues judiciously. They are responsible for the qualifications of their staff
Requirements and Skills
A bachelor in sciences,nursing is a requirement to qualify as a head nurse. A master’s degree can enhance one’s chances and greatly facilitate a position for head nurse. All nurses are required to pass the NCLEX-RN, in order to obtain a nursing license.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Minimum Experience
2 years

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Archive: The head nurse or nursing supervisor is responsible for formulating work schedules, assigning duties for each nurse in shift and making sure they are adequately trained for their assignments. The head nurse is responsible for each nurse’s performance during her shift. All functions and job descriptions should be done and implemented in her shift.

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