Reports to: Medical Director/Charge Nurse

Main objectives: To administer, under the supervision of a medical practitioner, accident, emergency and medical care of patients.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Attend to the nursing functions in an accident, emergency and medical environment.
  • Identify and classify any injuries or disorders using the triage system.
  • Apply plasters and/or sutures.
  • Operate in highly stressful settings and coordinate and handle emergency situations.

Typical qualifications and experience: A nurse who is registered in New Zealand and holds a current annual Practising Certificate. Has completed six months post graduate experience in accident and medical work and is working with a registered Medical Practitioner.