Late-Career Primary Care Registered Nurse (RN) Salary (Australia)
The average pay for a Late-Career Primary Care Registered Nurse (RN) is AU$34.15 per hour.
|Hourly Rate||AU$28.66 - AU$40.20|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|AU$58,046 - AU$84,962|
Job Description for Primary Care Registered Nurse (RN)
Primary care registered nurses work in the health care industry and focus on aiding patients for their entire stay with a provider. Typical work shifts last between eight and twelve hours, and common tasks include administering routine care, charting and filling out forms, interacting with health teams, making phone calls, administering vaccines, monitoring blood pressure, and dispensing medication. Primary care registered nurses work in a hospital and/or clinical office setting and also discuss a wide array of topics with patients, including but not limited to lab results, medication questions, and pain-related complaints.Read More...
In order to offer the best care for patients, primary care RNs work closely with licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, primary care providers, and on-site staff. Education requirements include a bachelor’s degree in nursing or a post-bachelor's certificate in nursing from an accredited program, and nursing licenses must also be obtained from the state of employment. Licenses must be renewed after each state board’s specified period, and renewal includes continuing education courses and/or paying a fee.
Primary care registered nurses are required to make decisions on a patient-by-patient basis and are responsible for coordinating care. Their schedules typically correspond with the patients they have been assigned; for instance, if a patient is expected to stay in a hospital unit for four days, the associated nurse will be scheduled to work those same four days. The ultimate goal of primary care nursing is to provide patients with a therapeutic level of care, regardless of disease or circumstance. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Primary Care Registered Nurse (RN) Tasks
- Conduct nurse visits within scope of practice, ensuring patients, caregivers, and families understand treatment plans.
- Provide oversight, education, and training for medical assistants, ensuring and evaluating patient care.
- Analyze and inform patients of diagnostic and lab results, and document patient interactions.
- Provide patient triage in person and over the phone, managing clinic flow.
- Consult with health care providers to develop, assess, and implement patient treatment plans.