Senior Nursing Assistant

SENIOR NURSING ASSISTANT ROLE

The Senior Nursing Assistant works as a member of the General Practice Team and assists in the provision of safe, effective, person-centred care under the direction of a registered practitioner. They take responsibility for delegated activities including defined clinical or therapeutic interventions, within the limits of their competence. Senior Nursing Assistants may also consider the option to progress to become a registered nurse. Listen to the Senior Nursing Assistant describing her role in General Practice by clicking on her name.
The  core competency domains relevant to the Senior Nursing Assistant role have been mapped to the relevant DoH (2018) Standards for Nursing Assistants Donna Dickson, Senior Nursing Assistant

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CORE COMPETENCY DOMAINS: 


  • CLINICAL PRACTICE

    The Senior Nursing Assistant uses effective clinical and communication skills when carrying out safe, effective, person-centred, care which has been delegated by a registered practitioner, within the limits of her/his competence (DoH 2019)

  • EDUCATION AND LEARNING

    The Senior Nursing Assistant participates in relevant education and learning opportunities and is supported to improve knowledge, skills and behaviours.

  • RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

    The Senior Nursing Assistant follows relevant guidelines, protocols, policies and procedures and understands the need to provide evidence-based care.

  • LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

    The Senior Nursing Assistant is a vital member of the primary care team and works with other Health Care Professionals and agencies to provide quality, patient-centred care and services.