Nurse - Salary and Career

Nurse - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They provide patient and/or client care, coordinate, plan actions and audit nursing and/or perfusion services. Nurses implement actions to promote health in the community. Perfusionists perform cardiopulmonary bypass procedures in hospitals. All professionals in this occupational family can conduct research.

How much does an Nurse earn

A Nurse earns between $2.076 and $7.367 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.540 and a median salary of $3.208 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 163.201 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Nurse

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.540 42.479 885 19
1º Quartile 2.076 24.910 519 11
Median Salary 3.208 38.491 802 17
3º Quartile 5.619 67.424 1.405 30
Higher Salary 7.367 88.409 1.842 39

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • medical professionals, health
        • nurses

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Main workplaces

Nurses they work in the areas of health and social services. They carry out activities in public and private companies. The vast majority of nurses are registered, while perfusionists can also act as self-employed and employers. Both work as a team, indoors. Nurses work shifts (day/night), except for professionals who work in the Family Health Strategy, who work only during daytime hours and with a workload determined in a specific ordinance. Perfusionists work irregular hours. Nursing professionals are predominantly female, but the number of male professionals has increased in recent years. They are exposed to biological risks and - with the exception of Health and Occupational Nurses - to toxic materials, radiation, contamination by piercing-cutting materials and stress resulting from dealing with human life. Perfusionists work in uncomfortable positions for long periods and under constant supervision.

What does it take to work in the field of Nurses

The training required for nurses is a bachelor's degree and registration in Corem, while for perfusionists, training in a higher education course in the areas of biological or health sciences and a specialization course of 1400 hours is required. The full exercise of activities, for nurses, occurs after one to two years of professional experience, with the exception of those who work in the Family Health Strategy, where there is no requirement for previous experience. To be an expert in the area, it is recommended that the professional first go through different areas of work and later specialize in one of them. In the case of perfusionists, the full exercise of activities occurs after three to four years of professional experience.

Functions and activities of Nurse

Nurses must:

  • audit nursing and/or perfusion services;
  • providing patient/client assistance;
  • audit nursing services and/or infusion;
  • carry out research in nursing and/or perfusion;
  • perform research in nursing and/or perfusion;
  • planning nursing and/or perfusion actions;
  • plan nursing actions and/or perfusion;
  • promoting family health;
  • auditing nursing and/or perfusion services;
  • audit nursing and/or infusion services;
  • implementing actions for health promotion;
  • promote family health;
  • provide patient/client assistance;
  • coordinate nursing and/or infusion services;
  • auditing nursing and/or infusion services;
  • perform extracorporeal circulation procedure;
  • perform research in nursing and/or perfusion;
  • audit nursing services and/or infusion;
  • providing assistance to the patient/client;
  • coordinating nursing and/or infusion services;
  • audit nursing services and/or perfusion;
  • implement actions for health promotion;
  • coordinate nursing and/or perfusion services;
  • provide assistance to the patient/client;
  • planning nursing actions and/or perfusion;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • planning nursing and/or perfusion actions;

  • Activities

    • monitor the clinical evolution of patients;
    • promote comprehensive care;
    • interpret hemodynamic and laboratory data;
    • serve patients/clients at home;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • evaluate results;
    • raise research funds;
    • define quality assessment methods;
    • developing action projects;
    • participating in the work of multidisciplinary teams;
    • setting priorities;
    • administer medication;
    • discard used material;
    • monitor work process;
    • dismantle cec set;
    • demonstrate ability to interpret verbal and non-verbal language;
    • identify risk areas;
    • survey needs and problems;
    • check stock of blood products and blood components;
    • perform exams;
    • organizing health promotion groups;
    • performing more complex procedures;
    • define type of equipment and material;
    • analyze medical records;
    • developing educational material;
    • change body temperature;
    • operate set of circulatory and ventilatory support;
    • performing nursing consultations;
    • developing continuing education programs;
    • standardize nursing and/or perfusion norms and procedures;
    • defining health promotion strategies for specific situations and groups;
    • set goals;
    • participating in campaigns to combat health problems;
    • analyze data;
    • demonstrate sensitivity;
    • organize study groups;
    • encouraging community participation;
    • define actions according to local priorities;
    • fill equipment with perfusate(prime or priming);
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • confronting the situation with information from legislation and standards;
    • preparing reports and documents;
    • check for irregularities related to the assistance provided;
    • identify users' needs;
    • capture research funds;
    • serving users in ubs, homes or community spaces;
    • remove circulatory and ventilatory support;
    • perform an active search for local situations;
    • collaborate with teaching and research entities;
    • request exams;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • select materials and equipment;
    • activate a multiprofessional health team;
    • participating in the development of health projects and policies;
    • collect data and samples;
    • reinfuse residual volume of the circuit;
    • check the consistency of the nursing record with pathology;
    • participate in team evaluations;
    • diagnose the situation;
    • apply methods for quality assessment;
    • demonstrate ability to adapt to situations;
    • define territory of action;
    • demonstrate attention ability;
    • prescribe nursing actions;
    • analyze the assistance provided by the nursing team;
    • demonstrate manual dexterity;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • guiding community participation in educational actions;
    • prescribing medication;
    • demonstrate self-control;
    • guiding the team for infection control in health units;
    • evaluate performance of subordinates and peers;
    • participate in planning activities;
    • participating in worker health programs and campaigns;
    • guiding community participation in educational activities;
    • request exams;
    • carry out disease prevention and curative actions;
    • develop continuing education programs;
    • participating in the planning of actions by community health workers;
    • assemble cec set;
    • submit research results for publication;
    • evaluating actions of community health workers;
    • prescribe medication;
    • confront the situation with information from legislation and standards;
    • updating registration information;
    • provide direct assistance to critically ill patients;
    • coordinating the care of users;
    • facilitate interaction between the acs and ubs professionals;
    • creating procedure strategies;
    • monitor the selection process of nursing and/or perfusion professionals;
    • participate in continuing education activities;
    • calculate drug dosage and arterial flow;
    • investigate irregularities related to the assistance provided;
    • perform myocardial protection(cardioplegia);
    • define health promotion strategies for specific situations and groups;
    • develop technical and scientific works;
    • participating in the elaboration of health projects and policies;
    • notify diseases, injuries and situations of local importance;
    • check equipment operation;
    • demonstrate quick thinking;
    • mapping area of operation;
    • registering activities in information systems;
    • participate in the management of inputs;
    • identify partners and resources available in the community;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • to be responsible for all services provided to the enrolled population;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • identify groups, families and individuals exposed to risks;
    • record observations, care and procedures provided;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;

    Sectors that hire Nurse the most in the job market

    • hospital care activities
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • health management support activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • temporary labor lease
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • nursing activities
    • general public administration
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • health plans

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