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Listing 27 jobs posted to this category within 90 days!

Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Paradise Lakes Care Centre
Posted Date:
14-Jan-2020
Paradise Lakes Care Centre is a privately family owned Aged Care Facility. We are currently seeking an experienced & competent Care Coordinator (RN...
Runaway Bay QLD 4216
Job Type:
Casual
Posted By: Ozcare
Posted Date:
10-Jan-2020
Casual Registered Nurse position, flexible hours, optional salary sacrificing, Private health insurance discounts, Uniform and laundry allowance
Job Type:
Casual
Posted By: Ozcare
Posted Date:
09-Jan-2020
Casual position required for the School Immunisation Program
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: IHR Group
Posted Date:
08-Jan-2020
Excellent opportunities exist for enthusiastic and experienced Scrub Scout Registered Nurses to work within spacious, modern fully integrated Operatin...
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: National Healthcare Unity
Posted Date:
06-Jan-2020
Our two clinics (Fitzroy North and St Kilda Road) work as two branches of the same organisation. Each clinic has General Practice and Specialised Skin...
Bentleigh East VIC 3165
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
04-Jan-2020
Busy CBD medical practice in Wollongong.
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
29-Dec-2019
Relocation assistance provided. Near public transport.
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Edge Medical Centre
Posted Date:
23-Dec-2019
Practice nurse is required in EDGE medical Centre prospect. Medium size practice with 4 young GPs working on a full time basis. modern facility. conve...
Prospect NSW 2148
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Dianne Ave Medical Clinic
Posted Date:
23-Dec-2019
We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated Div 1 Nurse to join our practice. Full time position
Craigieburn VIC 3064
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Ozcare
Posted Date:
20-Dec-2019
Previous experience in similar role Optional salary packaging Monthly day off
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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