Reports to: Rest Home Proprietor/Rest Home Manager/Assistant Manager

Supervises: Nursing staff, Home Assistants

Main objectives: Plans and supervises nursing services in a Rest Home. Contributes to planning, policy making and evaluation of nursing requirements and quality assurance programmes.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Discuss, plan and carry out nursing care to improve residents’ health.
  • Administer patients’ medication and intravenous drugs.
  • Monitor and assess residents’ conditions and record important changes.
  • Train nursing staff and home assistants.

Typical qualifications and experience: Registered with Nursing Council of New Zealand and have a current Annual Practising Certificate. Three years post registration experience.