About the Role
Care Home Nurse, also known as a Nursing Home Nurse or Long-Term Care Nurse, is responsible for providing healthcare services and nursing care to residents in a care home or nursing facility.
Job Title: Care Home Nurse
Job Summary: A Care Home Nurse provides skilled nursing care, medical services, and emotional support to residents in a care home or long-term care facility, ensuring their well-being and comfort.
Assess the health status of residents and develop individualized care plans.
Administer medications, injections, and treatments as prescribed.
Monitor vital signs and perform routine health assessments.
Provide wound care, catheter care, and other specialized nursing care as needed.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date medical records and resident care plans.
Document changes in residents' conditions and report them to appropriate healthcare professionals.
Complete incident reports and medication administration records.
Collaborate with other healthcare team members, including physicians, therapists, and social workers, to develop comprehensive care plans.
Participate in care plan meetings and provide input on residents' progress.
Safely store and administer medications.
Educate residents and their families on medication management and potential side effects.
Respond to medical emergencies and provide appropriate care.
Implement safety protocols and ensure residents' safety during emergencies.
Patient and Family Education:
Educate residents and their families on health conditions, treatment options, and self-care strategies.
Provide emotional support to residents and their families, addressing their concerns and questions.
Adhere to infection control practices to prevent the spread of infections within the facility.
Ensure proper hygiene and sanitation standards are maintained.