A lot of SHS graduates wish to offer nursing or midwifery programme at the tertiary level, but first want to know their salary structure.
Just like other public jobs in Ghana, such as teaching and policing, Nurses and Midwives are being paid based on ranks or experience.
Senior nurses take higher salaries than the newly recruited nurses. Also, not all newly recruited nurses take the same salary. This is because, some have degree and others have diploma on their certificates.
In today’s article, we will be looking at the salary of Nurses and Midwives in Ghana as of 2023.
The salary below is the average salary for newly employed nurses.
Certificate nurses – GHS 1,300 monthly.
Diploma nurses – GHS 1,600 to GHS
Degree holders – GHS 2,000 to GHS
2,200 per month.
However, salaries in the private sector
do not follow any defined structure.
The salary above may not be enough for the nurses and Midwives to survive on it as monthly income. However, there are also some allowances they take monthly and annually from the government.
For registered nurses salary in Ghana, their salaries are based on their level of education be it a certificate, diploma, or degree holder. On the normal, registered nurses in Ghana earn between GHS21,000.00 and GHS28,800 yearly. However, these are only after-tax deductions. Normally, this nurses salary in Ghana should be great for monthly survival, but the high cost of living and utilities has forced many nurses to take up a second job.
Duties Of A Nurse In Ghana
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Treat patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
Administer medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
Monitor and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
Monitor patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications
Develop care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients’ mental and physical health.
Immunize patients against influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
Coordinate care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
Answer patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
Assist with manual handling and transferring of patients in compliance with the hospital policy.
Maintain a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.
Advise on promotional of health and prevention of illness teaching patients and relatives where appropriate.
Undertake last offices for deceased patients and give relevant information to the relatives/caregivers.
Assist the ward manager/ Unit In-Charge in promoting the rights of patients/clients and maintaining the privacy and dignity of both patient/ clients and staff.
Perform other official duties assigned by the Ward Manager/ Unit In-Charge.
Participating in meetings, attending conferences and engaging in brainstorming sessions.
Respond to requests promptly to clean and sanitize areas after accidents.