Registered Nurse (RN) / Travel / LTC

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MAS Medical Staffing is looking for Registered Nurse (RN) / Travel / LTC in Damariscotta, ME. This local job opportunity with ID 3474818 is live since 03/16/2018.
Geriatric/Long-Term Care Nurse

Maine

Length of Assignment: 3 months

Shift: Evening/Night shifts: (3) 11a-7p and (1) 7p-7a (36 hour guarantee)).

Currently looking for a Geriatric Nurse for a great opportunity in the Maine area. The ideal candidate will hold a current nursing license and possess 1-2 years of long term care experience. This individual will work with elderly patients with diseases that affect aging adults.

Responsibilities of the Geriatric/Long-Term Care Nurse

Assist doctors in providing health care and support to elderly patients

Help to bathe bedridden patients to prevent bedsores

Understand patient's medications and administer them to clients as and when due

Help to conduct regular screenings and routine check-up on patients

Help to assess the cognitive skills and mental status of their patients

Observe, understand, and manage peculiar old age health concerns like incontinence, insomnia, loss of strength and appetite, sexual issues as well as mobility challenges

Help to educate the families and caregivers of their patients on the best ways to care for them and keep them safe

Assist doctors with medical examinations and administer prescribed treatments

Help to maintain a chart for their patients in order to have accurate records of patient's medical history, treatment plan and progress

Help to perform prescribed tests on their patients, like blood pressure checks, temperature, respiration, pulse and blood sugar.

Requirements of the Geriatric/Long-Term Care Nurse

Graduated from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred

Must have current nursing or LPN license

1-2 years of long term care experience

Interest in elderly care

Must have BLS

Ability to multitask and have critical thinking skills, which allow them to take initiative when needed
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