Reports to: Charge Nurse/Clinical Nurse Leader

Supervises: Enrolled nurses and nurse aides

Main objectives: Provision of patient care in hospitals.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards.
  • Assist medical practitioners to examine patients.
  • Liaise with other health professionals and members of health teams.
  • Observe, record and report on patients’ condition and their reactions to drugs and other treatments.
  • General nursing duties within a ward, department or theatre.
  • Demonstrate accountability for directing, monitoring and evaluating nursing care that is provided by nurse assistants, enrolled nurses and others.

Typical qualifications and experience: A nurse who is registered in New Zealand as either a general nurse, general and obstetric nurse, comprehensive nurse, psychiatric nurse, psychopaedic nurse and holds a current annual Practising Certificate.