3221-Nursing associate professionals

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Nursing associate professionals
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Job Description: 
Nursing associate professionals provide basic nursing and personal care for people in need of such care due to effects of ageing, illness, injury, or other physical or mental impairment. They generally work under the supervision of, and in support of implementation of health care, treatment and referrals plans established by, medical, nursing and other health professionals.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) providing nursing and personal care and treatment and health advice to patients as per care plans established by health professionals
  • (b) administering medications and other treatments to patients, monitoring patients' condition and responses to treatment, and referring patients and their families to a health professional for specialised care as needed
  • (c) cleaning wounds and applying surgical dressings
  • (d) updating information on patients' condition and treatments received in records-keeping systems
  • (e) assisting in planning and managing the care of individual patients
  • (f) assisting in giving first-aid treatment in emergencies.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Associate professional nurse
- Assistant nurse
- Enrolled nurse
- Practical nurse


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Professional nurse - 2221
- Clinical nurse consultant
- Specialist nurse - 2221
- Professional midwife - 2222
- Associate professional midwife - 3222
- Nursing aide (hospital or clinic) - 5321
- Nursing

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