Registered Nurse - Ambulance (Job Code: CSHNUR0044)

Department Nursing
Qualifications Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Diploma in Nursing
Experience Minimum of 2 years experience
No of Positions 1
Closing Date 28 February 2018

  • assessing the condition of patients who are injured or taken ill suddenly;
  • providing an immediate course of treatment en route to hospital or on scene;
  • applying splints to limbs, dressing wounds, administering pain relief, oxygen, drips and fluids;
  • using highly technical equipment, including ventilators to assist breathing and defibrillators to treat heart failure, in order to resuscitate and stabilise patients;
  • carrying out certain surgical procedures when necessary, such as intubation (insertion of a breathing tube);
  • monitoring the patient's condition;
  • assessing whether and how to move patients and, where appropriate, the best location to transport them to;
  • liaising with members of other emergency services, such as the police, fire brigade or coast guard and other ambulance services to ensure the appropriate level of response is provided;
  • working closely with doctors and nurses in hospital accident and emergency departments, briefing them as their patient arrives at hospital;

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