Nursing Support Worker

Nursing Support Workers provide limited patient care under the direction of nursing staff.
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    Overview

    Nursing Support Workers provide limited patient care under the direction of nursing staff.

    Day-to-day

    • assists patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
    • assists patients with their mobility and communication needs
    • participates in planning the care of individuals
    • follows therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
    • observes and reports changes in patients' conditions, and reports complaints about care
    • assists with rehabilitation exercises
    • provides basic treatment and delivery of medications.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Stressful

    To become a Nursing Support Worker

    • You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in health services assistance to work as a Nursing Support Worker. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

      Take a Certificate II in Health Support Services

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