Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

Registered Nurses (Aged Care) provide nursing care to the elderly in community settings, residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and health care facilities.

Overview

Registered Nurses (Aged Care) provide nursing care to the elderly in community settings, residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and health care facilities.

Day-to-day

  • assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
  • works in consultation with other health professionals and members of health teams, and co-ordinates the care of patients
  • provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatment and care plan
  • promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities
  • answers questions and provides information to patients and families about treatment and care
  • supervises and co-ordinates the work of enrolled nurses and other health care workers.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • stressful.

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