a day in the life of a ward sister.... fun
ward sister (Former Employee) – Huddersfield, ENG – 10 August 2014
take hand over from night staff. distribute staff accordingly. follow through any immediate medical issues., ie contacting doctors re medical issues with patients. prioritise work load
medication round up to 2 hours depending on the medical status of patients, ensuring that medicines are taken safely and swallowed.
ensuring at the same time that patients are prepared for breakfast by nurses and health carers,
making, taking of multiple phone calls. prepare for any doctors that may be needed.
ensure co-workers have a short break, in stages, discuss with them needs of patients, plan of action! for the morning.
start hands on care needed, care planning, evaluation of needs required.
N.B...possible end of life care, if needed, this is the first job of the day, calling relatives if needed reassuring them as much as possible, discussing needs with doctors as soon as possible.
discuss any needs with ward clerk ensuring all communications are made ie. phone call she could make
by lunch time ensure all care have been given , prepare patients for lunch.
medicine round again /depoly to another nurse.
office work in the afternoon. meetings. liasing with matron any investigations that might need doing, audits, general ward work, i.e rotas,
hardest part juggling a dozen balls at once, end of the day job satisfaction of achieving all that and more .
much of the above occurrs at the same time keeping your eye on the ball at all times.
home and collapse .