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Registered Nurse (RN), Geriatric - Travel

Company: TLC Nursing
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:
As a Registered Nurse specializing in Geriatric care, you will provide specialized nursing services to elderly patients, ensuring their physical and emotional well-being. You will collaborate with a multidisciplinary healthcare team to develop and implement care plans tailored to meet the unique needs of geriatric patients. Your primary goal will be to promote optimal health, independence, and quality of life for elderly individuals.

Key Responsibilities:

Patient Assessment: Perform comprehensive assessments of geriatric patients, including physical, cognitive, and psychosocial evaluations. Identify health concerns, chronic conditions, and potential risks associated with aging.

Care Planning: Develop individualized care plans based on assessment findings, patient goals, and evidence-based practices. Collaborate with the healthcare team, including physicians, therapists, and social workers, to coordinate care and ensure holistic treatment approaches.

Medication Management: Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by physicians. Monitor medication effectiveness, potential side effects, and interactions. Educate patients and their families on proper medication usage and potential risks.

Geriatric Health Promotion: Implement health promotion strategies to enhance overall well-being and prevent common geriatric conditions such as falls, pressure ulcers, and infections. Provide education to patients and families on healthy aging, disease prevention, and self-care techniques.

Chronic Disease Management: Monitor and manage chronic diseases prevalent in the geriatric population, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and dementia. Develop strategies to promote symptom management, improve functional abilities, and prevent disease progression.

Collaboration and Communication: Foster effective communication and collaboration with the healthcare team, patients, families, and caregivers. Ensure the exchange of vital information, maintain accurate documentation, and advocate for the needs and preferences of geriatric patients.

Patient Support: Provide emotional support and comfort to elderly patients and their families. Assist in addressing end-of-life issues, palliative care, and advance care planning discussions, respecting the individual's wishes and cultural beliefs.

Geriatric Rehabilitation: Support and facilitate rehabilitation programs for geriatric patients recovering from surgeries, injuries, or illnesses. Coordinate with physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists to optimize functional independence.

Geriatric Mental Health: Assess and address the mental health needs of geriatric patients, including depression, anxiety, cognitive impairments, and behavioral disturbances. Collaborate with psychiatric professionals as needed and employ therapeutic interventions to enhance mental well-being.

Continual Learning: Stay updated on current geriatric nursing practices, advancements, and evidence-based research. Attend educational programs, conferences, and workshops to enhance professional knowledge and skills in geriatric care.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Valid nursing license and registration as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the relevant jurisdiction.
Specialization or certification in geriatric nursing is preferred.
Strong knowledge of geriatric health issues, common conditions, and evidence-based nursing interventions.
Ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care plans for geriatric patients.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients, families, and healthcare team members.
Compassion, empathy, and patience in dealing with the unique challenges faced by geriatric patients.
Proficiency in electronic medical records (EMR) systems and healthcare technology.
Physical stamina and ability to perform tasks that involve standing, walking, lifting, and bending.
Flexibility to adapt to changing work schedules, including evenings, weekends, and holidays if required.
Note: This job description provides a general overview of the typical duties and responsibilities of a Registered Nurse specializing in geriatric care. Actual job duties may vary depending on the healthcare setting, patient population, and specific organizational policies.

Keywords: TLC Nursing, Crystal Lake , Registered Nurse (RN), Geriatric - Travel, Healthcare , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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