We are currently recruiting for a Charge Nurse, RN or LPN to provide management direction and leadership to all of our caregivers and nursing staff.
This position provides oversight and supervision of day-to-day resident care services for our skilled nursing residents.
This position requires independent judgment, timely management of deadlines as well as discretion in carrying out responsibilities.
Assesses, reports, and documents symptoms and conditions of residents. Must be able to recognize significant changes in the conditions of residents and take appropriate action
Completes assessments as required based on level of care
Responsible for the administration of medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician. Orders medications on a routine and as needed basis
Maintains accurate documentation regarding resident’s conditions, medications, treatments, and other mandated records
Accurately completes admission process to include assessments, interim care plans, service plans, obtain physician orders, and timely documentation as per admission process
Responsible for oversight of resident care provided on the nursing units
Ability to make sure that the needs of the resident are met in a courteous, timely manner
Initiates immediate intervention in abusive situations to protect the resident and report allegations according to facility policy
Receives and provides change of shift report regarding resident status and changes in condition
Assures nursing practice is in compliance with Nurse Practice Act, facility policies / procedures and state, and federal regulations
Coordinates and provides primary care including all ADL’s, including but not limited to bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, restorative nursing, and vital signs.
Assures that proper resident care is provided by all nursing staff
Receive and implement physician’s orders
Responsible for notification of physician regarding changes in resident conditions
Counts narcotics and maintains accurate records according to policy, if necessary
Notifies families when there are changes in condition, falls or incidents, and emergencies
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstance warrant such action, recognize and deal with problems on daily basis or to report them to immediate supervisor
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with staff, doctors, hospitals, residents, family members and general public
Must posses’ supervisory ability and willingness to work with professional and non-professional staff and delegate tasks as appropriate
Must have knowledge of and follow Infection Control Practices
Must have knowledge of normal process of aging and changes that occur
Must educate teach residents, family members, and non-professional staff with direct care regarding illness or disease process, treatments, medications, diet, activity, etc.
Must act as resident advocate and make resident wishes known to his / her physician and support these wishes
Include resident and significant others in care
Deal with ethical issues when they arrive and seek appropriate consultation
Maintains a safe and pleasant working environment, follows safety policy and procedures
Demonstrates a commitment toward achieving results
Complete tasks efficiently and effectively
Reliable, conscientious of attendance and timeliness
Respond willingly to changes in procedure, process, responsibility, and assignments
Completes employee incident / accident reports immediately
Identifies areas of staff training required to provide quality care and notifies supervisor of assessed needs
Evaluates functions of unit to ensure resident care, staff relations, and efficiency of service. Reports concerns to the supervisor
Must have a current RN or LPN License in the state which you are applying.