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Order ID: 938
Certification: RN,LPN
Specialty:
LTC
Location: Arkansas City, KS
Start date subject to change
Start Date: 11-27-2022
End Date: 12-31-2022
Shift Start: 6:00am
Shift End: 6:00pm

Geriatric (LTC) Nurses care for the physical and psychosocial needs of older adults. They focus on maximizing patients’ functional abilities, as well as promoting, maintaining and restoring their physical and mental health. Because patients need round-the-clock care, working hours include days, nights, weekends and holidays. The number of patients assigned per shift will vary with facility and specialty, if applicable. Nurses spend considerable time walking, bending, stretching and standing; they assist in patient transfers. Nurses must guard against back injury because they may have to assist CNAs in patient lifts and transfers; they must follow proper body mechanics and procedures for lifting/moving patients. Nurses may face hazards from exposure to chemicals and infectious diseases. In addition, the population cared for will contain patients that are confused, irrational, agitated, or uncooperative, from diagnoses, such as Alzheimer’s.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current licensure in good standing in the state of practice (or Compact License)
  • Evidence of 1 year of Long-Term Care (LTC) nursing experience within the past two years
  • BLS credential mandatory

Position Responsibilities:

  • Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  • Prepares, administers and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse
  • Records patients’ medical information and vital signs
  • Assesses the patients’ ability to do routine daily tasks
  • Assists patients with such basic needs as dressing, eating, and bathing, and encourages patients to do things for themselves to retain feelings of independence and self-esteem
  • Recognizes and manages geriatric syndromes common to older adults, including: cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, hematological, musculoskeletal, endocrine, neurological, psychiatric/psychosocial, integumentary, sensory and pain problems
  • Prepares equipment and aids physician during examination and treatment of patient
  • Facilitates older adults’ active participation in all aspects of their own health care
  • Involves, educates, and when appropriate, supervises family/significant others in implementing best practices for older adults
  • Promotes the desirability of quality end-of-life care for older adults
  • Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms
  • Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting
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