For over 117 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens, and currently offers 160-plus programs and services for children, youth, adults, seniors, and those struggling with mental illness. Our Integrated Health and Wellness Services are as varied as the issues that arise for those having difficulty adjusting at home, school, or in the community- issues such as depression, substance abuse, marital problems and other stress related conditions.
The Geriatric Wellness Nurse works as an integral member of the Senior Housing Support Services (SHSS) team providing services to senior residents who are aging in place. The Geriatric Wellness Nurse is responsible for providing a range of wellness services to meet the behavioral health and care issues affecting those living independently within the Senior Housing buildings.
The Geriatric Wellness Nurse will be responsible for developing and implementing practices and protocols specific to a senior population. Residents in crisis or with behavioral health needs (such as hoarding, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders) will be reached out to, engaged and treated by the Geriatric Wellness Nurse. The Geriatric Wellness Nurse will develop an individualized plan to address needs and include family, significant others and healthcare providers whenever possible. The primary goal of the Geriatric Wellness Nurse is to support residents to maintain permanent affordable housing or, where appropriate, aide in transitioning to more appropriate housing. The Geriatric Wellness Nurse is part of the Senior Housing Support Services team and assists team members and building staff in understanding the needs of seniors and help improve their quality of life.
· Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required.
· NYS Registered Nurse (RN)
- Must have certification in gerontology or 3 years of experience working with the geriatric population.
We offer a competitive salary & comprehensive benefit package including pension and health insurance, with generous paid vacation and personal days.
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Minimum Education Required