Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)

Registered Nurses (Disability and Rehabilitation) provide nursing care to patients recovering from injury and illness, and assist and facilitate patients with disabilities to live more independently.

Overview

Registered Nurses (Disability and Rehabilitation) provide nursing care to patients recovering from injury and illness, and assist and facilitate patients with disabilities to live more independently.

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-ordinating the care of patients
  • provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatment and care plans
  • promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities
  • answers questions and providing 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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To become a Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation).

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  • Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is required.

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