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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      Nursing Assistant
      Nurses' Aide

Assists registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities, in the provision of patient care.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:
  • provides daily care to patients under the guidance of a registered nurse
  • participates in the planning of care for individual patients
  • observes and reports any changes in condition or any complaints about care to a registered nurse
  • may perform basic procedures such as taking blood pressure and applying and changing dressings
  • may assist patients with personal hygiene and grooming

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