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Registered Nurse (Mental Health) – ANZSCO 254422

Description
Provides nursing care to patients with mental health illness, disorder and dysfunction, and those experiencing emotional difficulties, distress and crisis in health, welfare and aged care facilities, correctional services and the community. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level
1
Alternative Titles
  • Psychiatric Nurse
Specialisations
  • Psychopaedic Nurse (NZ)
  • Registered Nurse (Child and Adolescence Mental Health)
  • Registered Nurse (Drug and Alcohol)
  • Registered Nurse (Psychiatric Rehabilitation)
  • Registered Nurse (Psychogeriatric Care)
Skills Assessment Authority
ANMAC
Caveats
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
  • 2325-11 Registered Mental Health Nurse

 

Group: 2544 Registered Nurses

 

Description
provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.
Tasks
  • 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
Skill Level
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.

Occupations in this Group
  • 254411 Nurse Practitioner
  • 254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  • 254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
  • 254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)
  • 254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
  • 254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
  • 254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
  • 254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)
  • 254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
  • 254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • 254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
  • 254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)
  • 254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
  • 254499 Registered Nurses nec

 

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