Minor Group

254 Midwifery and Nursing Professionals

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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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254 Midwifery and Nursing Professionals

Midwifery and Nursing Professionals provide care to mothers and their babies, the elderly, and physically and mentally ill patients in hospitals, nursing homes, medical centres and the community; provide clinical education to midwives and nurses; conduct research into clinical nursing practice; and manage health service units and sub-units.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Occupations in this minor 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).

Tasks Include:

  • assisting in examining patients, administering prescribed treatment, monitoring patients' progress, and facilitating lifestyle options and treatment plans in conjunction with patients' families, other carers and the community
  • evaluating nurses' ongoing educational needs and planning relevant syllabus structures
  • directing and controlling the allocation of human and material resources for a health service unit such as recruiting staff, human resource management, preparing budgets and financial management
  • providing care and management of pregnancy and birth
  • undertaking and promoting nursing and interdisciplinary research projects, and promoting uptake of findings into clinical nursing practice and patient management
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