At CareOne, our commitment to providing exceptional care knows no bounds. We treat and support post-acute short-term conditions, long-term care needs, memory loss conditions, and more to support our patients and residents’ aging journeys across the continuum.
We are always looking for skilled, caring, and hard-working nurses who share our dedication to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients and residents. If you’re considering a career as a senior care nurse and want to know if CareOne is the right fit for you, read on to discover the six most common types of nurses that work in our facilities:
The Six Types of Roles
- Floor Nurses: Our floor nurses administer medication, treatment, and care. Depending on the patient’s acuity level, a floor nurse will also provide gastronomy, tracheostomy and/or ostomy care. They also offer exceptional customer service and support patients on their road to recovery.
- Unit Managers: Our unit managers are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of their unit, addressing family concerns, conducting care conference meetings, building the daily staff schedules, and ensuring everything runs smoothly.
- Dementia-certified Nurses: Our dementia-certified nurses are memory care-specialized nurses who work exclusively in Harmony Village, our memory care communities. Using Teepa Snow’s positive care approach, they develop care plans based on the patient’s personal background and specific needs to adjust to and cope with memory loss. This approach allows each patient to live a meaningful and purposeful life, regardless of ability. Without reservation, our dementia care specialists exhibit patience and compassion, supporting patients at every level of cognitive ability.
- Rehab Nurses: Our rehab nurses assess patients’ mobility and cognitive function upon admission to a CareOne facility. Together with each patient’s family and social worker, they develop care programs, provide daily therapy treatments to help patients regain their optimal function and health before admittance, and plan for discharges.
- Facility Educators: Our facility educators support and mentor floor nurses, training them with the knowledge and skills they need to provide top-quality care to our patients. They conduct orientations for new nurses, assist with provided services, and ensure all floor nurses comply with HIPAA regulations.
- Infection Control Nurses: In our sub-acute facilities, infection control nurses primarily ensure that there is compliance with infection control protocols – such as frequent and required handwashing, regularly changing oxygen tubes, appropriately donning and doffing of PPE, and confirming that antibiotic treatment plans for each patient are appropriate. They also monitor patient care and collaborate with medical professionals to optimize treatment plans.
What We Look for in Our Senior Care Nurses
We appreciate diversity in all its forms, especially the unique talents and skills each nurse brings. When it comes to our nursing team, we look for more than specific degrees or years of experience; we look for the specific qualities and skills that make our senior care nurses remarkable, such as:
- Clinical Excellence: We look for nurses who are skilled and clinically astute, with a disposition to provide the best possible care to our patients.
- Leadership: Our nurses embrace higher levels of responsibility and raise their hands for mentorship opportunities.
- Adaptability: We seek nurses who are nimble and willing to step into other duties as needed.
- Ownership & Accountability: We hire nurses who take responsibility for their work while demonstrating stewardship – qualities underpinned by excellent analytical and communication skills. These attributes fuel our company culture and commitment to delivering excellence in care.
- Compassion: Creating a home-like environment for residents and patients is crucial. Above all, we seek warm, empathetic senior care nurses to foster trust and comfort.
At CareOne, the types of nurses we look to hire possess a combination of technical and soft skills. They show up as dynamic leaders and caregivers who enhance the patient experience and inspire excellence. Whether you’re starting a new career or seeking a change, CareOne offers an opportunity to make a real impact on patients’ lives while building a fulfilling career.
To learn more about our open nursing positions, visit the CareOne Careers page or fill out the form below.
We look forward to welcoming you to the CareOne family, where exceptional care meets exceptional people.
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