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Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand  

Provides nursing care to the elderly in community settings, residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and health care facilities. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Specialisations
  • Registered Nurse (Gerontology)
Job prospects for Registered Nurses in Victoria

Occupations in the Registered Nurses group include Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse (Aged Care), Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health), Registered Nurse (Community Health), Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency), Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability), Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation), Registered Nurse (Medical Practice), Registered Nurse (Medical), Registered Nurse (Mental Health), Registered Nurse (Perioperative), Registered Nurse (Surgical) and Registered Nurses (other).

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 60,600 Registered Nurses in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$1,589.40

Hourly earnings
$42.10

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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