Reports to: Charge Nurse/Registered Nurse/Clinical Nurse Leader

Main objectives: Assisting registered nurses, doctors and other health professionals by giving basic nursing care in hospitals and performing ancillary duties.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Assist patients/clients/residents to undertake activities of daily living, such as nutrition, elimination, hydration, mobility, social functioning and personal hygiene.
  • Assist the Registered Nurse to enhance the ability of patients/clients/residents to achieve their health potential.
  • Undertake observation, reporting, recording and documentation of health status.
  • Assist with routine examinations and routine diagnostic tests undertaken on the ward and unit. Record temperatures, pulse and respiration rates and fluid intake.
  • Clean and sterilise equipment. Assist in administering machine treatment or in applying traction equipment.

Typical qualifications and experience: On the New Zealand roll as an enrolled nurse who holds a current annual Practising Certificate.