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Job Type:
Casual
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
19-Mar-2019
We are a supportive practice with a strong culture of care, compassion, collaboration, learning and teaching.
Springfield Central QLD 4300
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
15-Mar-2019
Relocation assistance provided. Near public transport.
Dubbo & Central NSW NSW
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
06-Mar-2019
Are you a Nurse Practitioner that wants to work in a new and vibrant practice, are you energetic and wanting new challenges...then this role is for yo...
Nambour QLD 4560
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
05-Mar-2019
Relocation assistance provided. Near public transport.
Dubbo & Central NSW NSW
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: CareLynx
Posted Date:
04-Mar-2019
Clinical nurses providing exceptional nursing care to RACF residents and to support the RACF through a Consultancy or Software Implementation Model. ...
Edge Hill QLD 4870
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
03-Mar-2019
Full Time Registered Nurse Vacancy - Gatton, QLD Gatton is a beautiful town located in South East Queensland.The unique location places the town at...
Gatton QLD 4343
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
17-Feb-2019
An opportunity exists for an experienced Registered Nurse to join our privately-owned, accredited medical practice in Warwick. The practice offers a f...
Warwick QLD 4370
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
17-Feb-2019
Chronic Disease Nurse - Registered Nurse Vacancy A Medical Centre in St George is looking for a Full-time Practice Nurse (RN) to work alongside Nur...
St George QLD 4487
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
17-Feb-2019
Practice Nurse Mackay Region Description: RN required for busy practices. Town Description Mackay is the Gateway to the Whitsunday Islands - ...
Mackay QLD 4740
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Claremont Meadows Medical Centre
Posted Date:
13-Feb-2019
An experienced Practice Nurse is required for Claremont Meadows Medical Centre. The practice is located 45 kilometres west of Sydney. This is a gre...
Claremont Meadows NSW 2747
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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