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Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018 12:44 AM


Job Summary
Position Responsibilities
Geriatric Nurses provide direct and individualized nursing care to older patients based on the application of scientific nursing principles. Responsibilities of Geriatric Nurses include (but are not limited to):
:Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
:Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) 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
:Depending on setting, may also:
:Direct care provided by licensed practical nurses and nursing aides
:Float among various clinical services, where qualified and competent
Other Responsibilities
:Completes required orientation as directed by facility
:Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment
:Follows facility and GHR Unusual Occurrence Protocol
:Respects cultural and religious practices of patients
:Upholds HIPAA regulations
:Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shifts
Position Requirements
:Graduate of an accredited nursing program
:Current nursing license, in good standing with the State licensing board
:Minimum of one (1) year LTC experience
:Federal:, State: required credentials current and on file
:Cognitive skills as related to the position
Working Conditions
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.
Physical Demands
:Ability to lift twenty (20) pounds. Moving, lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds, as well as assist with weights of more than one:hundred (100) pounds.
:Ability to stand for extended periods
:Fine motor skills
:Visual acuity
Job Type: Contract

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• Location: Fort Worth

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