Ispwich General Hospital
I am currently employed by Queensland Health at IpswichHospital on a medical ward with a respiratory focus. This position demands an extremely high level of organisation and time management as well as the ability to relate to a variety of people from patients and their families to medical and allied health staff. Nursing in this environment requires teamwork as well as the ability to work autonomously. Delegation to other staff members and preceptoring students occurs on a daily basis.
Tasks involve assisting patients with hygiene and dietary needs, administering medications via oral and intravenous means, dressing wounds, taking observations, managing acutely ill patients in respiratory distress, care of patients requiring isolation for Tuberculosis, Pertussiss, Swine Flu and Micro Alerts as well as adhering to OH&S polices and documenting provision of all care.