1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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3411-11 Enrolled Nurse

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

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • carries out basic observations such as temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure and blood glucose levels
  • maintains an accurate written record of the patients' condition and fluid intake and output, and collects specimens as required
  • applies dressings and performs routine care such as changing and bathing patients
  • attends to the personal needs and general comfort of patients, particularly attending to pressure area care and toileting of patients in need of special care
  • assists with the maintenance of a safe environment for both patients and other staff
  • may assist patients with feeding and cleaning after meals
  • may specialise in a particular area of enrolled nursing care

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