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Registered Nurses (Perioperative)

ANZSCO ID 254423

Overview

All Registered Nurses

  • $1,909 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Registered Nurses (Perioperative)

  • 19,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 52% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 91% female Gender Share

Registered Nurses (Perioperative) provide nursing care to patients before, during and immediately after surgery, assess patients' condition, plan nursing care for surgical intervention, maintain a safe and comfortable environment, assist Surgeons and Anaesthetists during surgery, and monitor patients' recovery from anaesthetic, prior to return to, or discharge from, ward.

Specialisations: Registered Nurse (Anaesthetic), Registered Nurse (Operating Room), Registered Nurse (Recovery).

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Perioperative).

Tasks
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards.
  • Works in consultation with other health professionals and members of health teams, and co-ordinating the care of patients.
  • Provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatment and care plans.
  • Promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities.
  • Answers questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care.
  • Supervises and co-ordinates the work of enrolled nurses and other health care workers.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Perioperative).

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Registered Nurses who are caring, empathetic, reliable, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    87% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  2. Psychology

    75% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  3. Biology

    74% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  4. Customer and personal service

    71% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  5. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. English language

    67% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  7. Education and training

    67% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  8. Chemistry

    67% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  9. Physics

    62% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  10. Computers and electronics

    51% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  11. Law and government

    50% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  12. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  13. Therapy and counselling

    48% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    48% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  16. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  17. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  18. Economics and accounting

    39% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  19. Engineering and technology

    39% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  20. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    57% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  6. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  8. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Science

    54% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  10. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Active learning

    52% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  12. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  15. Time management

    48% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  16. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Operation monitoring

    46% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  19. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Systems evaluation

    43% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    71% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  2. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  6. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  8. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  9. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Selective attention

    57% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  13. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  15. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  16. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Originality

    45% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Memorization

    43% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Helping and caring for others

    98% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    89% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    86% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  5. Looking for changes over time

    80% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  6. Researching and investigating

    76% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Training and teaching others

    74% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  9. Making sense of information and ideas

    72% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  10. Communicating within a team

    72% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Documenting or recording information

    72% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  13. Working with the public

    70% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    68% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  15. Controlling equipment or machines

    67% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  16. Collecting and organising information

    66% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  18. Communicating with the public

    61% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    60% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Explaining things to people

    60% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1151.00 - Nurse Anesthetists.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    97% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Disease or infection

    97% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    96% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Consequence of error

    95% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  8. Contact with people

    94% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  9. Impact of decisions

    94% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Unstructured work

    92% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  12. Exposure to contaminants

    90% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  13. Physically close to people

    90% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  14. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Electronic mail

    85% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  16. Health and safety of others

    85% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Telephone

    85% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    83% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Radiation

    81% Important

    Be exposed to radiation.

  20. Contact with the public

    81% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Achievement

    67% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  4. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  5. Recognition

    57% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Working conditions

    57% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Analytical

    95% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  2. Practical

    71% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Helping

    62% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Creative

    24% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Enterprising

    19% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1151.00 - Nurse Anesthetists.

All Registered Nurses

  • $1,909 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Registered Nurses (Perioperative)

  • 19,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 52% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 91% female Gender Share

Registered Nurses (Perioperative) provide nursing care to patients before, during and immediately after surgery, assess patients' condition, plan nursing care for surgical intervention, maintain a safe and comfortable environment, assist Surgeons and Anaesthetists during surgery, and monitor patients' recovery from anaesthetic, prior to return to, or discharge from, ward.

Specialisations: Registered Nurse (Anaesthetic), Registered Nurse (Operating Room), Registered Nurse (Recovery).

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Perioperative).

Tasks
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards.
  • Works in consultation with other health professionals and members of health teams, and co-ordinating the care of patients.
  • Provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatment and care plans.
  • Promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities.
  • Answers questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care.
  • Supervises and co-ordinates the work of enrolled nurses and other health care workers.

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Perioperative).

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Registered Nurses who are caring, empathetic, reliable, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    87% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  2. Psychology

    75% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  3. Biology

    74% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  4. Customer and personal service

    71% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  5. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. English language

    67% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  7. Education and training

    67% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  8. Chemistry

    67% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  9. Physics

    62% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  10. Computers and electronics

    51% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  11. Law and government

    50% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  12. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  13. Therapy and counselling

    48% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    48% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  16. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  17. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  18. Economics and accounting

    39% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  19. Engineering and technology

    39% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  20. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    57% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  6. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  8. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Science

    54% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  10. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Active learning

    52% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  12. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  15. Time management

    48% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  16. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Operation monitoring

    46% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  19. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Systems evaluation

    43% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    71% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  2. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  6. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  8. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  9. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Selective attention

    57% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  13. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  15. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  16. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Originality

    45% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Memorization

    43% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Helping and caring for others

    98% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    89% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    86% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  5. Looking for changes over time

    80% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  6. Researching and investigating

    76% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Training and teaching others

    74% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  9. Making sense of information and ideas

    72% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  10. Communicating within a team

    72% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Documenting or recording information

    72% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  13. Working with the public

    70% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    68% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  15. Controlling equipment or machines

    67% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  16. Collecting and organising information

    66% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  18. Communicating with the public

    61% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    60% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Explaining things to people

    60% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1151.00 - Nurse Anesthetists.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    97% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Disease or infection

    97% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    96% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Consequence of error

    95% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  8. Contact with people

    94% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  9. Impact of decisions

    94% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Unstructured work

    92% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  12. Exposure to contaminants

    90% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  13. Physically close to people

    90% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  14. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Electronic mail

    85% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  16. Health and safety of others

    85% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Telephone

    85% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    83% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Radiation

    81% Important

    Be exposed to radiation.

  20. Contact with the public

    81% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Achievement

    67% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  4. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  5. Recognition

    57% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Working conditions

    57% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Analytical

    95% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  2. Practical

    71% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Helping

    62% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Creative

    24% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Enterprising

    19% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1151.00 - Nurse Anesthetists.
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