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
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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