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Job Description

We are seeking a dedicated Geriatric Nurse to join our team and make a positive impact on the lives of our elderly patients. As a Geriatric Nurse, you will play a crucial role in being a specialized healthcare professional who provides comprehensive nursing care, promoting healthy aging, managing chronic conditions, and enhancing the overall well-being of our elderly.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform comprehensive assessments of elderly patients, including physical, cognitive, and psychosocial evaluations.
  • Administer medications, treatments, and procedures as prescribed, while ensuring patient safety and adherence to established protocols.
  • Provide emotional support to patients and their families, addressing their concerns and facilitating coping mechanisms.
  • Advocate for patient rights and autonomy, ensuring their preferences and values are respected.
    Facilitate smooth transitions of care, coordinating referrals to specialists and community resources as needed.
  • Adhere to legal, ethical, and professional standards, including patient confidentiality and informed consent.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Two year associate degree or a four year BSN.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) qualification recognized by the South African Nursing Council (SANC).
  • NQF Level 6
  • Prior experience in geriatric or elderly care is highly desirable.
  • Strong clinical assessment and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Empathy, compassion, and patience in working with elderly patients.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.