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RN Charge Nurse

The Village at Marymount
Garfield Heights, OH 44125

CHARGE NURSE    JOB DESCRIPTION


 


There is a $2500.00 Sign on Bonus for both of these positions to be paid out in three installments during the first successful year of employment.


 



Second Shift, 3p-11:30p, Monday through Friday, No Weekends or Holidays

 


Purpose of Your Job Position


 


The primary purpose of this job position is to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities of your assigned unit.  Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility and as may be required by the Director of Nursing or Unit Manager to ensure that the highest degree of quality resident care is maintained at all times.


 


Delegation of Authority


 


As the Charge Nurse your direct supervisor is the Unit Manager and Director of Nursing or designee.  You are responsible for supervision of STNAs and Floor Nurses on your tour of duty and are accountable for carrying out your assigned duties.


 


Major Duties and Responsibilities



  1. Supervise all resident care, services and unit activities (routinely check on residents, assess the daily needs of the residents, execute necessary facility policies and procedures regarding admission, transfers, discharges, critically ill and deaths).

  2. Coordinate resident care maintaining and implementing rehabilitative, restorative, and supportive programs.

  3. Maintain accurate, current resident charts via computer including physician visits, orders, and stop orders, resident care plans, medication and treatment records, appointment scheduling and calendar assignment.

  4. Provide feedback to the Unit Manager regarding resident care and status, report all concerns or complaints to Unit Manger/supervisor immediately.

  5. Receive Charge Nurse report from previous shift and create a report for the following shift (including a narcotic count and transfer of keys).

  6. Execute all appropriate nursing department policies and procedures in the delivery of care.

  7. Accompany physicians on resident rounds, reviewing the chart for documentation and signature as needed.

  8. Monitor floors for proper turning/positioning, bathing, call lights, cleanliness of rooms/ halls, monitoring of shower rooms, med carts, etc.

  9. Administer medication, tube feeding and IVs (according to license and training status) and record according to physicians orders, facility policy and safe nursing practice.

  10. Execute treatments including dressing changes and O2 respiratory therapy and records according to physicians orders, facility policy and safe nursing practice.

  11. Monitor and respond to residents nutritional needs, weight gain and loss on an ongoing basis, assuring that assistance is provided to meet nutritional and hydration needs.

  12. Conduct nursing review on admission, return from hospital leave of absence on change in condition and as appropriate.

  13. Assist with admission, transfer and discharging of residents as required.

  14. Ensure that resident rooms are ready for new admissions, notify floor nurse of admissions upon receipt of email.

  15. Consult with the UM or DON about the possible use of restraints when necessary.

  16. Complete incident/accident reports as necessary, ensure statements accompany incident reports.

  17. Communicate daily, by fax and telephone, with pharmacy about any changes in physician orders.

  18. Communicate daily with physicians regarding new admissions, resident status changes, new resident symptoms, problems, lab, x-ray reports, etc.

  19. Notify the appropriate family member(s), responsible party or sponsor when there is a change in the residents condition and contact funeral homes when requested by the family of the resident.

  20. Coordinate scheduling of resident appointments and transportation, ensure placement on appointment calendar.

  21. Communicate with residents and sponsors regarding resident condition, orders, treatment, appointments, and plan of care.

  22. Maintain confidentiality of all resident care information.

  23. Assure that all residents receive care in a manner and in an environment that maintains or enhances their quality of life.

  24. Ensure that all resident care rooms, treatment areas, etc. are maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner.

  25. Maintain a written record of the residents complaint/grievance and direct these to the UM or DON for review of action(s) taken to resolve the complaint/grievance.

  26. Ensure compliance by Nursing Assistants  with all administrative and personnel policies and procedures

  27. Ensure that a sufficient number of nursing assistants are available for the shift to ensure that routine nursing care is provided to meet the daily nursing care needs of each resident.

  28. Instruct and oversee Nursing Assistants in delivery of new and/or changes in resident care orders (rehabilitative, restorative, or supportive services, medical orders and plan of care).

  29. Plan, organize, and direct the activities of Nursing Assistants, including scheduling, attendance, and assignment of duties and responsibilities.

  30. Implement and maintain the orientation program for new employees on duty.

  31. Assist in evaluating the performance reviews of Nursing Assistants.

  32. Give nursing report to Nursing Assistants about the individual status of their assigned residents.

  33. Ensure that disciplinary action is administered fairly and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, veteran status, handicap, or marital status in accordance with company policies.

  34. Ensure that all nursing personnel are in compliance with residents rights.

  35. Ensure that nursing service personnel follow established infection control (handwashing) procedures and isolation precautions when necessary.

  36. Assure that the stock levels of medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc. are maintained on the premises at all times adequately to meet the needs of the residents.

  37. Recommend to the UM the equipment and supply needs of the residents.

  38. Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement/Performance Improvement Programs as required.

  39. Report/document any accidents or incidents assisting in the investigation of these occurrences.

  40. Maintain effective communication with residents, sponsors, department personnel, other services and administration.

  41. Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis as well as a calm environment throughout the facility.

  42. Maintain a good rapport and act as liaison with families and residents.

  43. Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel to assure that nursing services and activities can be adequately maintained to meet resident needs.

  44. Attend and participate in continuing education programs designed to keep you abreast of changes in profession as well as to maintain current licensure.

  45. Attend required in-services regarding various topics and Corporate Compliance.

  46. At times, it may be necessary to float to different units and buildings.  Floating is mandatory.




QUALIFICATIONS/COMPETENCIES:


EDUCATION


Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited school of nursing


 


LICENSURE


Unencumbered Registered Nurse License (RN)


 


EXPERIENCE


Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years experience in long-term care or other related health care facility in a similar position.


Possess alertness and skill in recognizing and identifying symptoms


Must possess outstanding leadership abilities and communication skills


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Posted: 2020-02-06 Expires: 2020-03-07

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