Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurse

Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses provide support to registered nurses, doctors, and midwives. They provide basic nursing care to hospital patients, residents of aged care facilities, and newborn infants and their mothers.

Duties and tasks

  • Administering medications to patients and monitoring patient response
  • Assisting registered nurses, doctors, and midwives in providing quality medical care
  • Bathing, feeding, changing, and otherwise handling newborn infants
  • Emotionally supporting the parents of newborns
  • Offering advice in the realm of preventative care
  • Working with parents of newborn infants to determine the most appropriate course of infant care

Skills required

  • Ability to orally communicate information clearly and effectively
  • Active listening skills
  • Caring, nurturing, and calm demeanour
  • Clear and level-headed manner
  • High level of interpersonal skills

Working conditions

Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses often work in hospitals, although they may also be found in clinics, aged care homes, and facilities intended specifically for birthing. They typically work under the supervisor of a registered nurse, doctor, or midwife.

Professional associations / Industry information

Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania 

New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Association
 

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 

Nursing and midwifery in Western Australia 
http://www.nursing.health.wa.gov.au

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