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Generally, most states have a basic requirement of skills required for Assistant in Nursing qualifications required before issuing a certificate to practice in that states Health departments.
Some states might require one or two further modules of training are completed or in particular modules required for the health field the applicant wishes to enter, such as Aged or Acute Health care.
No matter which state you live or want to work in, each have their own basic assistant in nursing qualifications required before you can commence practising as an AIN. The following are often commonly found between each state.
Assistant in Nursing qualifications
- Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, with articulation on the transcript (certification)
- Including “This qualification includes the recommended elective skill set in assisting in nursing work in acute care” or equivalent.
- Demonstrated effective Interpersonal skills, written and verbal, inclusive of numeric skills.
- Demonstrated ability and knowledge of safe manual handling procedures, including patient
- Demonstrated ability and knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health, including infection
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision.
- Current knowledge and commitment to Equal Opportunity in all aspects of employment and service delivery.
DESIRABLE Assistant in Nursing qualifications
- Previous experience working in a hospital environment.
Most state Health Departments have a huge shortage of Assistant in Nursing staff and often rely on what is known as the “casual pool”. The casual pool is a register of AIN”s willing to work at a moments notice and is often a casual position.
It is far more desirable for any institution to have permanent full time Assistant in Nursing employees as the problems that often occur with the casual pool is the immediate on call of available staff.
All health institutions require permanent full time employees to operate successfully by being able to complete rosters and the demands placed on occupancy rates in peaks of critical care, such as illness or disease outbreaks. The swine flu was a perfect example of requiring extra staff.
So generally speaking Assistant in Nursing qualifications are generally basic in nature across all regions, requiring the successful applicant to have completed their training at the very least, in these modules.