Enrolled nurses, under the direction and supervision of registered nurses, assist with the provision of acute, preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing care in hospitals, aged-care facilities, the community and other healthcare settings.
Duties & Tasks
Enrolled nurses may perform the following tasks:assist with initial and ongoing health assessments and the maintenance of patients' health
observe, measure and record patients' conditions (their temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and blood sugar levels, for example)
report changes in patients' conditions
attend to patients' hygiene and comfort by assisting with bathing, showering, dressing and bed-making
assist patients with meals when required
assist patients with rehabilitation exercises and programmes
assist in the care of wounds
assist in emergency situations
assist in providing education on health and lifestyle issues
maintain a safe environment for patients and assist with the prevention of injuries.
Enrolled nurses may be required to work shifts involving nights, weekends and public holidays.
good communication skills
tolerant, patient and tactful when dealing with people of different backgrounds, ages and cultures
able to follow instructions precisely
able to work as part of a team
able to cope with the physical and psychological demands of the job
able to solve problems and make decisions.