Provides nursing care to people with intellectual and development disabilities in a range of health, welfare and community settings. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level 1
Mental Retardation Nurse
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2326-11 Registered Developmental Disability Nurse
Group: 2544 Registered Nurses
provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.
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
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.