Job satisfaction: the perception of perioperative nurses from unidade local de saúde do nordeste (ULSNE) Conference Paper uri icon


  • With so many changes in the health sector, it is important to realize if nurses are satisfied in the exercise of their professional activity. Objectives: To evaluate the perception of perioperative nurses from ULSNE about satisfaction with work activity. Methods: It’s an observational, analytical and cross-sectional study using quantitative methodologies, applied to 41 perioperative nurses of Bragança, Macedo de Cavaleiros and Mirandela. The data collection instrument includes questions relating to the socio-demographic and professional characterization and the Satisfaction Scale Work (EST) (Ribeiro, 2002), which is composed by 6 dimensions: Security for the Future of the Profession (SFP), Hierarchy Support (AH), Recognition by Others of the Work Performed (ROTR), Physical Conditions of Work (CFT), Relationship with Colleagues (RC) and Satisfaction with Job (SP). Results: The population is composed of 30 women and 11 men (average age 44.05 years). 43.9% work in Bragança’s operating room (OR). There are significant differences between Academic Qualifications and SFP dimension (p = 0.036), Place Where They Work and the CFT (p = 0.000) and global scale (p = 0.001), Type of Work Schedule and SFP (p = 0.004), ROTR (p = 0.005), CFT (p = 0.004) and overall scale (p = 0.001), Social Recognition of the Profession and SFP (p = 0.06) and SP (p = 0.021). There aren’t correlations between Professional Practice Time and Professional Practice Time in OR with the 6 dimensions and the global scale. Conclusions: The place where perioperative nurses perform functions influences their job satisfaction. Nurses of Bragança’s Hospitalar Unit are those with lower satisfaction values in most of the dimensions and in the global scale.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016