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What does a Nurse Advisor Do?

Posted on: 15 Jun 15

Summary

What does a Nurse Advisor Do?


Also known as

  • Clinical Nurse Advisor
  • Medical Nurse Advisors
  • Clinical Educators

What is the Job of a Nurse Advisor:

The responsibilities may vary from company to company but the job of a Medical Nurse Advisor is to take on non-promoting support roles and work closely with the healthcare sales representative in achieving market share. The job offers high levels of personal satisfaction due to the fact that Nurse Advisors significantly improve patient treatments responsiveness and their quality of life.
 

Main Job Responsibilities of a Clinical Nurse Advisor:

  • Always act ethically and keep the patient’s best interest in mind
  • Collaborate with other health professionals to create courses of treatment that fall within patients’ medical coverage plans
  • Make improvements in treatments for the benefit of the patient
  • Recommend alternative courses of treatment
  • Assess and review GP Practices and Hospitals approach to treatment to transfer patients to a company’s product after learning it truly benefits the patient
  • Training patients to manage their therapies at home
  • Implement best practice and provide specialist expertise on procedures to patients administering medications and/or therapies at home

Qualifications/Experience Needed to Start a Career as a Nurse Advisor

  • UK Registered Nurse with at least two years’ post graduate clinical experience
  • Experience in a specialist therapy area (with qualification) is a plus
  • Commercial expertise or jobs in customer service role
  • Knowledge of care management plans and services
  • Very good interpersonal communication skills with the ability to make procedures comprehensible for patients
  • Problem solving skill
  • IT skills
  • The ability to work both in a team and independent
  • Self-motivated and results-driven

Career Progression for a Nurse Advisor

As Nurse Advisors tend to specialise in one therapy area becoming a Nurse Advisor ensures broadening knowledge with increased clinical understanding, continuous training and both personal and professional development opportunities.

Career wise, Nurse Advisors are well regarded, salary packages are attractive and companies provide several benefits that might include: incentives, performance bonuses, private healthcare, paid annual leave, car allowance, daily lunch allowance, life insurance and others depending on responsibilities, qualifications and experience.

Job opportunities include:

  • Nurse Manager
  • Field Sales

Mike Wood, PharmiWeb.com Editor

Last updated on: 15/06/2015 15:51:58

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