The Importance Of Community Nurses

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Communities have depended on nurses for hundreds of years. Community nurses are registered nurses who provide care services to patients in their homes or a community-based environment. During a severe illness, injury, or disability, nursing knowledge and compassionate patient care are vital.

Healthcare professionals are considering factors more than just an individual’s medical needs, such as how a community’s general health and safety might result in lower disease rates, longer life expectancies, and fewer accidents.

Prodigy Health Solution’s community nursing programme seeks to extend patient-centred care outside of hospitals and into the local community.
To achieve this, nurses from Southbank Boulevard work closely with the community to help older people keep well.

What is Community Nursing?

Community nurses work with various patients, including older people with chronic illnesses and those recently discharged from the hospital.

The nurses provide various services, such as wound care, medication management, patient education, and rehabilitation.
It is essential in promoting health and gives freedom to access the community. They work with individuals, families, and community groups to identify health risks and develop strategies to reduce them.

In conclusion, community nurses provide valuable healthcare services that help improve individuals’ and communities’ health and well-being.

The importance of community nurses

Community health nurses, also known as public health nurses. They work to improve the health of a population and reduce disease and disability.

The primary goal of community nurses is to promote the health and wellness of the patients. They work with individuals and the community to identify problems and support good health.

Community nurses help patients with chronic conditions like diabetes or heart-related diseases. Hence, community nurses are an essential part of the healthcare system.

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Responsibilities of a community nurse

Community nurse jobs are incredibly varied. For example, an occupational health nurse will work differently than a community health nurse.

As a specialist practitioner, you’ll have a chance to improve primary care services directly and could participate in innovative projects that enhance patient life. The primary healthcare team must include community nurses because of their critical function.

They are licenced nurses who care for patients outside of hospitals, primarily in the patient’s own homes

Varied role

Community and district nurses must be flexible in their work environments and offer treatment without the support of a hospital setting.

It involves working with patients with various needs, such as elderly patients with health issues, physically challenged individuals, hospital discharges who need continuous care, or patients who are terminally sick.

Good communication

communication with patient

Community nurses who work with a range of patients must have excellent communication skills, including communicating and listening at the appropriate times.

Communication may be challenging if the patient’s health has damaged their voice or mobility, so it’s important to be patient and empathetic.

Teaching

In addition to providing clinical care, community nurses engage with patients to promote independence and empower them to take care of themselves.

It could also entail encouraging a better lifestyle to speed up healing or teaching loved ones to help with the care plan.

In this article, we discuss the importance of community nurses and their different roles. If you require any professional community nurse’s help, prodigy healthcare solutions has a well-experienced staff working in the healthcare industry for many years. Call us at 1300 159 996 or email us at support@prodigyhealthsolutions.com.au

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Prodigy Health Solutions provides trusted nursing staff services to small and large healthcare facilities across Australia. Formed in 2022, we specialise in providing this essential service to various communities across regional and metropolitan areas.

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Rostering Coordinator

Wadza provides rostering administrative support to staff, ensuring that staff placements align with the rostering needs of the facilities. She is responsible for creating and managing staff schedules, which involves matching nurses and caregivers with client needs, optimizing staffing levels, and ensuring efficient utilization of resources. Wadza works closely with Kara collaborating to schedule shifts, maintaining records and coordinating staff assignments.

Matt

Operations Support Assistant

Matt provides crucial administrative support, insights from his experience in recruitment, coordination, and client communications. He works closely with Mac and Kara ensuring the seamless functioning of the operations and logistical requirements.

Kara

Operations Support Coordinator

Kara manages direct relationships with aged care facilities and healthcare institutions. She works to develop and maintain an extensive network of contacts with aged care providers, healthcare service coordinators and relevant state and federal organizations. Kara also manages the logistical and administrative aspects of staffing and services.

Lisa

Human Resources & Administration Manager​

Lisa is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Prodigy Health Solution’s human resources function. She manages the recruiting and hiring of employees, employee relations, ensuring compliance with labour laws, and developing HR policies and procedures, as well as handling complaints and incident reports with the facilities. Lisa plays a crucial role in supporting employee well-being and fostering a positive workplace culture.

Kim

Administration Director

Kim is responsible for managing the administrative functions of the organization. She oversees office operations, manages support staff, and ensures efficient administrative processes. Kim focuses on streamlining procedures, maintaining compliance with policies and regulations, and providing essential support to facilitate the smooth functioning of the organization.

Mac

Operations Director

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