The Charge Nurse is an RN/LPN who is responsible for the overall nursing care/service on his/her shift, including the accurate and timely administration of medications, treatments, documentation and emergency calls, as indicated. The Charge Nurse also ensures optimum level of care is delivered to the residents in compliance with current, federal, state, local and facility standards, guidelines, regulations and policies and as directed by the Administrator.
Essential Job Duties:
- Supervises direct care of residents and nursing personnel on his/her shift.
- Administers direct care as necessary.
- Administers medications, receives doctor’s orders, charts, and assists physicians.
- Reviews medication orders and medication sheets for completeness and accuracy of information.
- Properly completes all forms and documents needed for adequate nursing assessment along with event reports.
- Give and receives shift reports.
- Rounds twice a shift to assure proper care is rendered in a safe and clean environment.
- Keeps physicians and families aware of changes in resident’s condition.
- Assists in developing comprehensive care plans.
- Assuring resident safety against all offenses including but not limited to, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation.
- Maintains the self-respect, personal dignity, and physical safety of each resident.
- Maintains accurate documentation of all care rendered.
- Responds to resident emergency call system.
- Interfaces with other disciplines to assure continuity of care and services.
- Accompanies physicians when making rounds.
- Encourages restorative care in order to obtain maximum resident independence.
- Attends in-service training and education sessions, as assigned.
- Assures proper functioning of equipment and adequate supplies.
- Performs specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor or Administrator.
- RN / BSN currently licensed in the State.
- CPR certification.
Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:
- Frequent standing, stooping, stretching, bending, and squatting; may be exposed to blood and body fluids. Must be able to stand/walk for up to 70% of the day; must be able to lift, transfer, turn, position residents weighing up to 125lbs. unassisted, or with the assistance of one for a resident weighing over 125lbs. Must be able to transport residents via wheelchair, broad chair or shower chair, pushing up to 150lbs unassisted. May be subjected to offensive odors and combative behavior. Must be able to work paying close attention to detail with frequent interruptions.
Job Type: Full-time
Job Type: Full-time