Urology nurses work in doctors' offices and hospitals providing care to patients with disorders of the genitourinary system. Job descriptions generally note nurses providing treatments such as inserting and removing urinary catheters and obtaining specimens. Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses who specialize in Urology also assist doctors in surgeries and other relevant procedures. Curious about Urology travel nurse jobs? Explore and apply for the highest-paying travel nurse jobs today.
Urology nurses are responsible for assessing urostomies, suprapubic and in-dwelling catheters, and nephrostomy tubes. They also keep the patient's chart up to date. Urology nurses perform physical assessments and collaborate with urologists and other members of the healthcare team. Another key responsibility of Urology nurses is to teach patients and family members about their condition and how to care for equipment such as tubes, catheter bags, and dressings. The average annual salary in the United States for Urology nurses is $70,000. Salaries can vary based on years of experience and location.