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Assistant in Nursing

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Assistants in Nursing support enrolled and registered nurses by delivering basic patient care and performing cleaning tasks.

Good attention to detail is essential.


Role Description:

  • Assistants in Nursing support enrolled and registered nurses by delivering basic patient care and performing cleaning tasks. They follow protocols and the instruction of Registered Nurses to perform patient care tasks like bathing, toileting, and dressing patients, assisting with mobility and exercises, reporting the patient’s condition to the Registered Nurse, changing bed linen, and simple wound care.

Where you might work:

  • Assistants in Nursing work in hospitals as well as aged care facilities.

Personal attributes:

  • Having good attention to detail and an ability to follow instructions is essential for this role, as a simple error could have big consequences. As you will be working closely with patients, a strong sense of caring and empathy is required for this role. This position will suit someone who is not squeamish, as an Assistant in Nursing will often be dealing with body fluids. This role will require a reasonable level of physical fitness as you will be undertaking manual handling tasks.


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Career Pathway - Nursing

Nursing is a job where you get to make a difference in people’s lives every day. You will be challenged as no two days will be the same.
Shahira - Assistant in Nursing

Personal Story - Assistant in Nursing

Dealing with sick clients can also sometimes be challenging but being able to be actively involved within their healing process outweighs any challenge with satisfaction.