Performs a variety of basic nursing care duties involving extensive standardized procedures in the providing of personal care to patients. Duties are performed in wards, clinics, nurseries and Labor and Delivery Unit on a rotational or permanent basis dependent on needs of the ward or service. May be required to accompany patients on ground and air evacuations. Takes and records blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature, height and weight; measures and records intake and output; and gives routine care to pre and postoperative, ante and postpartum patients. Applies and removes binders, bandages, simple dressings and heat and cold as directed. Assists patients in walking, moving, and changing positions and prevents obstruction, dislodgment, and unnecessary movement of drainage, suction, and parenteral fluid apparatus. Monitors intravenous fluids. Obtains routine specimens. Recognizes and responds to emergency situations according to pre-planned emergency measures.