Nursing Home Employees
The selection of a good team of professional nurses and carers is the basis of the activities of any nursing home, which claims to be called high-quality and modern. Good staff is crucial for any social or medical facility. We all know how much the impression of a hospital or clinic can change depending on its personnel. Nursing homes for the elderly are not an exception to the rule. And this is not only about professional skills, but also about the human attitude of nurses.
How is staff in nursing homes selected?
Work in a nursing home, whether private or public, cannot be called easy. Choosing such an institution, a person should clearly understand that he or she will be required not only medical knowledge but also social communication skills, psychologist skills and a willingness to always help home residents, showing patience and participation. You can find such employees only among professionals, which is why, most often, nursing homes resort to the services of specialized recruitment companies.
Many relatives who first encountered such institutions worry that the staff in nursing homes consists of people who have not found a job in other institutions. This is not the case. Today, it is quite difficult to get a job in a nursing home if you did not have such experience before or if you have poorly recommended yourself at a previous job. Only professionals with experience and good recommendations are accepted into the team.
The staff of modern nursing homes is a carefully selected team of professionals.
Who works in a nursing home?
Depending on the type of institution and its additional services, the number of employees may vary, however, there are mandatory requirements that all geriatric institutions must comply with.
Staff in nursing homes includes:
- General doctor. Larger nursing homes may employ several doctors, in addition, the presence of specialists from different branches of medicine is welcome. Many homes seek to hire a geriatrician who specializes in treating the elderly;
- Nurses. As a rule, there are 2-5 nurses in a nursing home (2-5). Nurses work in shifts and should always be on duty in case of an emergency. The task of the nurse is to maintain cleanliness. The number of nurses varies depending on the number of people living in an institution, however, it should be sufficient to pay close attention to each pensioner.
Additionally, a nursing home can hire:
- Driver. This person is necessary in cases where the nursing home arranges excursions or trips out of town for residents.
- Social worker. Such specialists are necessary in institutions with lonely old people who have no relatives. Social workers look after such elderly people, make sure that their rights are not violated.
- Psychologist. The psychologist is a very important worker for the nursing home. Many problems of the elderly are associated with an internal fear of loneliness and depression. The psychologist helps to cope with difficult thoughts and re-socializes the person.
- Specialists in different types of therapy.
The qualifications of all employees working in nursing homes are carefully checked. A person must have a diploma or certificate that allows him/her to engage in one or another type of activity, work experience directly in the position for which he/she is employed. Quite often, nursing home employees talk with a psychologist about their readiness to work with older people. As a rule, new employees pass a probationary period.
Trusting your elderly relative to a modern nursing home, you can be sure that he/she will be provided with all the necessary assistance. Professional nurses, doctors with extensive experience and social workers will provide the most comfortable atmosphere and complete care for each resident.