Provides nursing care to patients before, during and immediately after surgery, assesses patients' condition, plans nursing care for surgical intervention, maintains a safe and comfortable environment, assists Surgeons and Anaesthetists during surgery, and monitors patients' recovery from anaesthetic, prior to return to, or discharge from, ward. Registration or licensing is required.
provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.
assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
working in consultation with other Health Professionals and members of health teams, and coordinating the care of patients
providing interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitoring responses to treatment and care plan
promoting health and assisting in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities
answering questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care
supervising and coordinating the work of Enrolled Nurses and other health care workers
Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).