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Listing 10 jobs posted to this category within 90 days!

Job Type:
Casual
Posted By: Aspley Family Medical Practice
Posted Date:
20-Sep-2019
We are currently seeking a Registered Nurse who is confident in managing a treatment room and chronic care of patients within a busy General Practice....
Aspley QLD 4034
Job Type:
Casual
Posted Date:
03-Sep-2019
Eastbrooke Health Hub Townsville Overview: The Eastbrooke Family Clinic Townsville is presently open across 7 days offering the community a Hea...
Job Type:
Casual
Posted By: PRN Healthcare
Posted Date:
03-Sep-2019
Shifts all over Brisbane and Gold Coast. Above award rates Inner Brisbane can be booked in advance. Free uniform tops Free police clearance Free CPR
All Brisbane QLD
Referral Reward : $750.00 AUD
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
30-Aug-2019
Nurse Unit Manager – Sydney
All Sydney NSW
Referral Reward : $750.00 AUD
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
29-Aug-2019
Nurse Unit Manager – Sydney
All Sydney NSW
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
27-Aug-2019
Relocation assistance provided. Near public transport.
Dubbo & Central NSW NSW
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
21-Aug-2019
Relocation assistance provided. Near public transport.
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Finley Regional Care
Posted Date:
15-Aug-2019
At Finley Regional Care we help members of the community achieve quality of life, which is comfortable and safe, so they can enjoy living in a secure ...
Finley NSW 2713
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
09-Aug-2019
Practice nurse – north Sydney suburbs – ft or pt,
All Sydney NSW
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
09-Jul-2019
Are you a Nurse or OT, looking for a diverse and challenging opportunity? Does the idea of living and working hands-on in a regional community ex...
Longreach QLD 4730
About Nurse and Midwife jobs in Australia

Find nursing, assistant nursing, enrolled nursing, vet nursing and midwife jobs in Brisbane, Sydney and across all cities in Australia.


Purpose and Mission

Nurses are licensed healthcare professionals who are trained to care for sick or injured people. They usually work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, medical centres, outpatient clinics, schools and companies. Nurses can practise independently or are supervised by doctors, surgeons or dentists. Although doctors diagnose and order treatments for illnesses, the nurse is the healthcare provider that usually treats the patient.

Nurses treat common injuries and illnesses, administer medications and assess and care for the patients’ needs, emotional responses and define the barriers to care. They often stay on their feet for extended periods of time and sometimes need to lift or move patients. Nurses can specialise in:

·   Aged Care·   Registered Nurse·   Theatre & Perioperative·   Manager·   General Medical / Surgical·   Oncology·   Practice Nurse·   Cardiac·   Community·   Critical Care / ICU·   Emergency·   Maternal & Child Health

Midwives are healthcare professionals who specialise in assisting women during childbirth, and with antenatal care, post-natal care and newborn health care.

Reports To

Most nurses report to a head nurse or lead doctor, although the chain of command can vary based on the type of nurse and facility. Midwives tend to work independently and may not have a direct supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities

More educated and experienced nurses will likely have significant supervisory responsibilities in terms of overseeing LVNs, orderlies and other less-trained members of the healthcare team.

Qualifications

The educational path for nurses varies and includes diplomas, associate’s degrees, or bachelor’s degrees in nursing. Various optional certifications in areas of specialisation are also available.

Midwives can obtain a Bachelor of Midwifery degree in order to enter the profession. It’s not necessary to be a nurse before becoming a midwife. There are also a number of universities that offer a combined Bachelor of Nursing / Midwifery degree.

A registered nurse midwife usually has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a graduate degree in midwifery. Both certification and licensure are required to practise.

Registration

All nurses and midwives must register with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to practice in Australia. These healthcare professionals renew their registration through the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) or via AHPRA.

Responsibilities of and Nurses and Midwives

Nurses need to have empathy for their patients. This allows nurses to share emotions and provide quality care for patients in distress.

Nurses also need to perform patient assessments, manage medical equipment and administer medication. As such, it’s essential for nurses to be detail oriented and always provide documentation regarding the care of a patient.

It’s also critical for nurses to have strong communication skills as they often interact with and care for people of different ages and cultural backgrounds. Nurses also need to be able to think critically in order to respond to constant changes and needs of their patients.


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