Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 25 - Health Professionals | Minor Group: 254 - Midwifery and Nursing Professionals | Unit Group: 2544 - Registered Nurses
Description: Provides nursing care to patients before, during and immediately after surgery, assesses patients' condition, plans nursing care for surgical intervention, maintains a safe and comfortable environment, assists Surgeons and Anaesthetists during surgery, and monitors patients' recovery from anaesthetic, prior to return to, or discharge from, ward. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level 1 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Operating Room Nurse
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.
Registered Nurse (Anaesthetic)
Registered Nurse (Operating Room)
Registered Nurse (Recovery)
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
UNIT GROUP 2544: REGISTERED NURSES
Description: Provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.
Skill Level: Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required.
assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
working in consultation with other Health Professionals and members of health teams, and coordinating the care of patients
providing interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitoring responses to treatment and care plan
promoting health and assisting in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities
answering questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care
supervising and coordinating the work of Enrolled Nurses and other health care workers
Other occupations in this Unit Group
254411 - Nurse Practitioner
254412 - Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
254413 - Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
254414 - Registered Nurse (Community Health)
254415 - Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)