Providing a prompt clinical service to sick or deteriorating patients within the facility.
Routinely available within the facility to attend to those who would often be sent to hospital or have their treatment delayed waiting for their GP to be available.
Review and monitor residents regularly and are in a good position to recognise clinical deterioration early and act pre-emptively.
Familiar with resident’s baseline clinical status, has established a relationship with the patient and their family and understands their expectations and needs.
Undertaking advanced clinical assessments, can diagnose, prescribe medications, initiate referrals to specialists and therefore implement treatment in a timely manner.
Establishes their practice within a residential aged care facility of their choosing.