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

Main objectives: Assists the Registered Nurse by giving basic nursing care in rest homes and performing ancillary duties.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Record temperatures, pulse and respiration rates and fluid intake.
  • Assist residents with exercises.
  • Clean and sterilise equipment.
  • May administer medication.
  • May make beds and maintain hygiene and cleanliness.
  • Contribute to comfort and mental stimulation of residents.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance activities and audits.
  • Monitor and assess residents’ conditions and record important changes.
  • Family and next of kin are kept informed of changes or incidents.

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