In Summary - Theatre / Perioperative Nurse
Theatre / Perioperative Nurses typically work in the following Career Sectors:
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The Work - Theatre / Perioperative Nurse
Most commonly reported Work Tasks
- Collaborate with other health care professionals and service providers to ensure optimal patient care.
- Provide consultation to other health care providers in areas such as patient discharge, patient care, or clinical procedures.
- Develop or assist others in development of care and treatment plans.
- Develop and maintain departmental policies, procedures, objectives, or patient care standards based on evidence-based practice guidelines or expert opinion.
- Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in nursing.
- Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice or organizational systems.
- Develop, implement, or evaluate standards of nursing practice in specialty area such as pediatrics, acute care, and geriatrics.
- Design evaluation programs regarding the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice or organizational systems.
- Plan, evaluate, or modify treatment programs based on information gathered by observing and interviewing patients, or by analyzing patient records.
- Direct or supervise nursing care staff in the provision of patient therapy.
Most commonly reported Work Activities
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
- Assisting and Caring for Others Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
- Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
- Coaching and Developing Others Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
- Training and Teaching Others Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
- Provide Consultation and Advice to Others Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
- Developing and Building Teams Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Interests - Theatre / Perioperative Nurse
This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
Entry Requirements - Theatre / Perioperative Nurse
To train as a Theatre / Perioperative Nurse, you must already be registered as a Nurse (RNID/RPN/RGN/RCN/RM) with the NMBI. You may then apply to undertake an education programme leading to registration as Theatre / Perioperative Nurse.
This is a postgraduate Diploma or MSc training programme. See NUIG; UCC; TCD Schools of Nursing for current details.
Last Updated: October, 2014
Pay & Salary - Theatre / Perioperative Nurse
Salary Range (thousands per year)* 23k - 43k
Last Updated: June, 2017
* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
Labour Market Updates - Theatre / Perioperative Nurse
Despite a decline in employment, the demand for certain types of nursing skills has remained strong and has resulted in shortages. Work patterns and certain geographical locations are also impacting on recruitment and retention of nurses.
National Skills Bulletin 2018
Useful Contacts - Theatre / Perioperative Nurse
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (INMO)
An Bord Altranais/Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)