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      Provides care to newborn infants, and provides advice and training on infant care to parents of newborn infants. Registration or licensing is required.

      Skill Level: 2

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Mothercraft Nurse is $ 53,612 for male employees and $ 50,633 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 44.5 Females: 46.1 Persons: 45.8
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 4114 Enrolled and mothercraft nurses - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    Mothercraft Nurse categories in Group C.

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    Mothercraft Nurse job description, duties and education requirements


      ENROLLED AND MOTHERCRAFT NURSES provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities and in the community, and assist parents in providing care to newborn infants under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Midwife.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

      In Australia:

        AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

      In New Zealand:
        NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

      At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

      Registration or licensing is required.

      Tasks Include:

      • assessing, planning and implementing nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
      • providing interventions, treatments and therapies such as administering medications, and monitoring responses to treatments and care plans
      • assisting Registered Nurses and other team members to coordinate and evaluate care provided
      • promoting and assisting in health education activities for the prevention of ill health
      • bathing, feeding, changing and settling newborn infants
      • providing advice and training on infant care to parents of newborn infants
      • providing emotional support to parents of newborn infants


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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