Reports to: Charge Nurse/Staff Nurse

Main objectives: Assisting nurses in hospitals.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Help patients with personal care such as eating, showering and toileting.
  • Take patients’ electrocardiogram (ECG) readings, samples and fluid balances.
  • Prepare and serve meals.
  • Clean and prepare medical equipment and instruments.
  • Make beds and maintain tidiness and cleanliness in ward areas.
  • Carry out clerical and phone duties. General assistance to nursing staff.

Typical qualifications and experience: Could be a Member of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.