provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities and in the community, and assist parents in providing care to newborn infants under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Midwife.
assessing, planning and implementing nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
providing interventions, treatments and therapies such as administering medications, and monitoring responses to treatments and care plans
assisting Registered Nurses and other team members to coordinate and evaluate care provided
promoting and assisting in health education activities for the prevention of ill health
bathing, feeding, changing and settling newborn infants
providing advice and training on infant care to parents of newborn infants
providing emotional support to parents of newborn infants
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing is required.