What is the recommended place for nurses to work in Japan?

Where do nurses work in Japan? In addition to so-called hospitals such as university hospitals and specialized hospitals, there are various types of job offers and jobs for nurses, such as clinics, nursing homes, day services, public health centers, schools (universities, high schools, junior high schools, elementary schools, kindergartens, nursery schools), event nurses, tour nurses, human docks, blood donation rooms, midwifery facilities, infant homes, children’s homes, companies, etc., and even hospitals, university hospitals, small and medium-sized hospitals, There are various sizes and contents such as outpatient nurses and ward nurses. In order to find a workplace that is right for you and a place to work, let’s start by knowing what kind of workplace (job offer) there is in the place where the nurse works, what kind of work content, treatment, assistance, benefits, etc.
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(1) University hospitals and regional core hospitals
(2) amall and medium-sized hospitals
(3) Recuperation type hospital
(4) mental hospital
(5) clinic
(6) Nursing care facilities
(7) Home-visit nursing station
(8) Public health center
(9) Companies

(1) University hospitals and regional core hospitals
Anyway, “I want to gain experience!” The best place for growth-oriented people

【University Hospitals and Regional Core Hospitals】University hospitals and regional core hospitals with large numbers of medical departments provide medical care for patients with a wide range of diseases, including patients with severe illnesses and emergency services. Since the education system, training, qualification support, benefits, subsidies, etc. are substantial, it is a recommended workplace as a place for people who want to improve their careers as nurses and acquire specialized skills. While salaries are often set higher than other hospitals, they are also highly sought after and busy workplaces.




Busy: ★★★★★
Night shift: Yes
Ease of taking a day off: ★★★
Education system: ★★★★★
Salary: ★★★★★
Company housing, dormitories, housing subsidies: ★★★★★

(2) Small and medium-sized hospitals
A workplace where community-based nursing can be done from inpatient care to medical examinations and human docks

【Small and medium-sized hospitals】Compared to university hospitals and regional core hospitals, most small and medium-sized hospitals focus on the treatment of patients in chronic periods with relatively stable medical conditions.
In addition to nursing inpatients in wards, it is a place (workplace) where you can work in a wide range of areas, such as outpatients, medical examinations, and medical checkups. However, in small and medium-sized hospitals in rural areas where there is a shortage of nurses, it seems that it is difficult to take a day off as desired, and that the burden on one person is large. In addition, there seem to be a lot of workplaces where the salary (salary) is lower than the university hospital and the core hospital.

Busy: ★★★★
Night shift: Yes
Ease of taking a day off: ★★
Education system: ★★★
Salary: ★★★★
Company housing, dormitories, housing subsidies: ★★★

(3) Recuperation type hospital
A workplace where you can face each patient carefully

【Recuperation type hospital】While patients are replaced one after another and the medical field in the acute phase where work is busy, a recuperation type hospital is a workplace where you can work in a relatively calm environment. It is a place where you can work deeply with each patient and take care of them, including taking care of their daily lives.
In addition to acute hospitals, the system and salaries for rest vary depending on the hospital, as well as arts therapy and recreation. It is a workplace (place to work) where there are many people who have changed jobs after marriage and childbirth, and who have been working for a long time.

Busy: ★★★
Night shift: Yes
Ease of taking a day off: ★★★
Education system: ★★★
Salary: ★★★
Company housing, dormitories, housing subsidies: ★★★

(4) Psychiatric hospital
Psychiatric hospitals: Workplaces with many male nurses

【Psychiatric Hospital】This hospital treats patients with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, and addiction. Whether it is a psychiatry department in the acute phase, a chronic stage, or whether the scale is large or small, busyness and treatment change. Psychiatric hospitals are also workplaces with relatively large numbers of male nurses.

Busy: ★★★
Night shift: Yes
Ease of taking a day off: ★★★
Education system: ★★★
Salary: ★★★
Company housing, dormitories, housing subsidies: ★★★

(5) Clinic
Clinic: A place where you can work with great care for your private time

【Clinic】Speaking of the big difference between the clinic and the hospital, the clinic is a workplace where there are no inpatients and basically only outpatient care, so there is no night shift and there is almost no overtime work. In addition, since there are many weekends off, it is easy to match appointments with friends, lovers and family other than nurses, and it is also an advantage that you can cherish your private life. It is a recommended place to work for those who want to work with great care for their private life.

Busy: ★★
Night shift: No
Ease of taking a day off: ★★★★
Education system: ★
Salary: ★★
Company housing, dormitories, housing subsidies: ★

(6) Nursing care facilities
Nursing home: Grandpa and grandma’s health care

【Nursing care facilities】Nurses who can work in nursing homes are increasing with the aging of the population. Rather than medical care, it is mainly nursing care work such as support for daily life of the elderly and health management, but sometimes the condition of residents changes suddenly, and in that case, nurses may perform medical treatment in an emergency. Nursing care facilities, which are medical facilities other than hospitals, are workplaces where the role of nurses is important because there are few staff members with medical knowledge.

Busy: ★★
Night shift: Yes
Ease of taking a day off: ★★★
Education system: ★★
Salary: ★★★
Company housing, dormitories, housing subsidies: ★★★

(7) Home-visit nursing station
Home-visit nursing station: Nursing to support “be that person”

【Home-visit nursing station】The job of home-visit nursing is for nurses to go around the patient’s home and perform nursing. It is a serious job with risks and responsibilities because it is often visited by one person, even if it is active while keeping in touch with doctors and nursing care staff. On the other hand, visiting nursing care stations are closed on weekends and holidays, and there are many days off, so it is also a workplace where you can value your private time.

Busy: ★★★
Night shift: No
Ease of taking a day off: ★★★
Education system: ★★
Salary: ★★★
Company housing, dormitories, housing subsidies: ★★★

(8) Public health centers
Public health center: A place where local residents can consult about their health

【Public Health Center】Nurse’s work at public health centers is mainly for community mass screenings, vaccinations, and health consultations. We may visit the home individually and consult with pregnant women and the elderly. Many nurses in public health centers are employed as public servants, and there are few overtime work only for day shifts, and it seems that there are many cases where you can take a lot of private time. In addition, salary levels are set higher than for ordinary public servants.

Busy: ★
Night shift: No
Ease of taking a day off: ★★★★
Education system: ★★
Salary: ★★★★★
Company housing, dormitories, housing subsidies: ★★★★

(9) Companies
Companies: Work for companies by making use of nursing qualifications

【Companies】Some nurses are active as general corporate nurses, such as clinical trial coordinators, medical device trainers, and health guidance to employees in corporate health rooms. There are aspects that are not good or unsatisfactory for nurses who feel rewarded in their relationships with patients, but corporate nurses also have the advantage that they can take private work, such as working only for daily shifts, working two days off a week, and relatively easy to take time off.

Busy: ★★
Night shift: No
Ease of taking a day off: ★★★★
Education system: ★★
Salary: ★★★★★
Company housing, dormitories, housing subsidies: ★★★



Reference site about the place where nurses work

Japan Nursing Association Nursing Practice Information
Tokyo Metropolitan Hospital Management Division Recruitment Information for Medical Professionals
National Hospital Organization Nurse Recruitment Guide
Japan Associate Nurses Liaison Council Those who aim to become associate nurses from now on

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