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Overview

Registered Nurses (Aged Care) provide nursing care to the elderly in community settings, residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and health care facilities.

Day-to-day

  • assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
  • works in consultation with other health professionals and members of health teams, and co-ordinates the care of patients
  • provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatment and care plan
  • promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities
  • answers questions and provides information to patients and families about treatment and care
  • supervises and co-ordinates the work of enrolled nurses and other health care workers.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • stressful.

To become a Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Nursing

  • Care Planning

  • Dementia knowledge

  • Computer Literacy

  • Staff Management

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