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' healthobserve, measure and record patients' conditions (their temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and blood sugar levels, for example)report changes in patients' conditionsattend to patients' hygiene and comfort by assisting with bathing, showering, dressing and bed-makingassist patients with meals when requiredassist patients with rehabilitation exercises and programmesassist in the care of woundsassist in emergency situationsassist in providing education on health and lifestyle issuesmaintain 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.