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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 2544 REGISTERED NURSES


    REGISTERED NURSES provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      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).

    Registration or licensing is required.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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:
      254411 Nurse Practitioner
      254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
      254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
      254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)
      254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
      254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
      254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
      254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)
      254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
      254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
      254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
      254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)
      254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
      254499 Registered Nurses nec

254411 NURSE PRACTITIONER

    Provides advanced and extended nursing care to patients, such as ordering diagnostic tests, undertaking diagnosis and health assessments, prescribing patient care management, medicines and therapies, as authorised in relevant nursing legislation, and referring to specialist Medical Practitioners and other Health Professionals in a range of health, welfare and community settings. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


254412 REGISTERED NURSE (AGED CARE)

    Provides nursing care to the elderly in community settings, residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and health care facilities. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisation:

      Registered Nurse (Gerontology)

254413 REGISTERED NURSE (CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH)

    Provides nursing care to children from birth to school age and their families with an emphasis on the prevention, early detection of, and early intervention in, physical, emotional and social problems affecting children and their families such as assistance with parentcraft, immunisation and developmental milestones. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisation:

      Plunket Nurse (NZ)

254414 REGISTERED NURSE (COMMUNITY HEALTH)

    Provides nursing care, health counselling, screening and education to individuals, families and groups in the wider community with a focus on patient independence and health promotion. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

      Registered Nurse (Health Education and Promotion)
      Registered Nurse (Public Health)
      Registered Nurse (School Nurse)

254415 REGISTERED NURSE (CRITICAL CARE AND EMERGENCY)

    Provides nursing care to critically ill patients and patients with unstable health following injury, surgery or during the acute phase of diseases, integrating new technological equipment into care in settings such as high dependency units, intensive care units, emergency departments or retrieval services. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

      Registered Nurse (Acute Care)
      Registered Nurse (Emergency/Trauma)
      Registered Nurse (High Dependency)
      Registered Nurse (Neonatal Intensive Care)
      Registered Nurse (Paediatric Intensive Care)

254416 REGISTERED NURSE (DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY)

    Alternative Title:
      Mental Retardation Nurse

    Provides nursing care to people with intellectual and development disabilities in a range of health, welfare and community settings. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


254417 REGISTERED NURSE (DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION)

    Provides nursing care to patients recovering from injury and illness, and assists and facilitates patients with disabilities to live more independently. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisation:

      Registered Nurse (Rehabilitation)

254418 REGISTERED NURSE (MEDICAL)

    Provides nursing care to patients with conditions, such as infections, metabolic disorders and degenerative conditions, which require medical intervention in a range of health, aged care and community settings. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


254421 REGISTERED NURSE (MEDICAL PRACTICE)

    Alternative Titles:
      Practice Nurse
      Primary Health Care Nurse (NZ)

    Provides clinical care to patients, undertakes clinical organisation and practice administration, and facilitates communication within a general practice environment and between the practice and outside organisations and individuals. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


254422 REGISTERED NURSE (MENTAL HEALTH)

    Alternative Title:
      Psychiatric Nurse

    Provides nursing care to patients with mental health illness, disorder and dysfunction, and those experiencing emotional difficulties, distress and crisis in health, welfare and aged care facilities, correctional services and the community. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

      Psychopaedic Nurse (NZ)
      Registered Nurse (Child and Adolescence Mental Health)
      Registered Nurse (Drug and Alcohol)
      Registered Nurse (Psychiatric Rehabilitation)
      Registered Nurse (Psychogeriatric Care)

254423 REGISTERED NURSE (PERIOPERATIVE)

    Alternative Title:
      Operating Room Nurse

    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.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

      Registered Nurse (Anaesthetic)
      Registered Nurse (Operating Room)
      Registered Nurse (Recovery)

254424 REGISTERED NURSE (SURGICAL)

    Provides nursing care to patients with injuries and illness that require surgical intervention. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


254425 REGISTERED NURSE (PAEDIATRICS)

    Provides nursing care to children of all ages, including neonates, across a range of health and community settings with an emphasis on assessing children’s acute and ongoing needs while taking into account physical, social, cultural and family circumstances. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


254499 REGISTERED NURSES NEC

    This occupation group covers Registered Nurses not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Occupations in this group include:

      Flight Nurse
      Nursing Officer (Defence Forces)
      Registered Nurse (Infection Control)
      Registered Nurse (Remote or Rural Area)


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