1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Nurse Manager
      Nursing Unit Manager
      Nursing Supervisor
      Charge Nurse
      Charge Sister

Manages a hospital nursing care unit or other sub-unit of a hospital, nursing home or health care facility, or supervises nursing staff for a particular unit or shift.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least 5 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • manages nursing staff within the unit and provides professional leadership
  • interprets policies and objectives of the nursing service as it applies to the unit, to staff and community groups
  • manages human and material resources for a unit including recruitment of staff, personnel management, preparation of budgets and fiscal management
  • participates in studies to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing services in the unit in relation to objectives, costs, and nursing care
  • may promote working relationships with community agencies
  • may prepare procedure manuals, record systems and reporting systems

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