The role of a Registered Nurse in a long-term care facility

Long-term care (LTC) facilities are some of the most important healthcare facilities in Canada, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These facilities house patients/residents – generally elderly folks or those who are unable to take care of themselves due to illness or disability – who require 24/7 nursing/personal care, as well as assistance with their regular daily activities, such as meals, hygiene, etc. RPI regularly places Registered Nurses (RN) into LTC homes across Canada, and we currently have several openings available for interested candidates. Read on to learn more about the duties of RNs in LTC facilities.

The duties of a Registered Nurse in an LTC

The importance of an RN to an LTC facility cannot be understated, and from a healthcare perspective, it’s arguably the most important role in the entire facility. First and foremost is the leadership that they bring to the table – a good RN will be responsible for providing leadership while also working collaboratively with other members of the team. They will need to clearly communicate with others, work compassionately with patients/residents, resolve conflicts and problems as they arise, etc.

RNs are also expected, of course, to provide care to residents on a regular basis. This can include everything from helping residents take their medication, to performing physical and mental examinations, collaborating with other healthcare professionals, and more. As they will take on a leadership role, RNs can also delegate work to other team members while simultaneously supervising/teaching as required. RNs will also be expected to communicate with family members of residents to provide updates on their health and well-being, as well as discussing the ongoing care and what the family can expect in the future.

In closing

As previously stated, RPI currently has several opening available for RNs in LTCs and nursing homes across Canada – if you’re an RN looking for work, contact our team today and let us know your availability.

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