Experience: 1 year minimum experience
Hours: 16 hours per week, every other weekend
The Charge Nurse provides personal care for residents and leadership to the nursing staff to assure that care standards are met and the highest degree of quality resident care – including the performance of nursing service personnel – is provided at all times. The charge Nurse must function as a team member, team leader and supervisor to ensure that work is accomplished and quality service is delivered, supporting team members and leading the way in celebrating team successes, while focusing on delivering quality service, the position must also mange the resources within their control and assists together in managing resources.
– Make sure that sufficient nursing staffing levels are met to ensure delivery of quality resident care.
– Assist in orientation and training of new employees and participation in their ongoing training.
– Provide direction to and manage the GNA’s regarding resident care. Recommend disciplinary action, if necessary.
– Development and communicate shift assignments for nursing staff and monitor job performance to assure that staff are performing their work assignments within acceptable nursing standards.
– Communicate with nursing staff at shift change on resident conditions, needs and concerns.
– Ensure that all nursing staff follows established departmental policies and procedures
– Provide input regarding GNA annual evaluations.
– Review and evaluate your department’s work force and make recommendations to your supervisor.
– Periodically meet on scheduled basis to assist identifying and correcting problem areas and suggest improvements.
– Assess the needs of new residents and inform staff of new resident arrivals.
– Make daily resident visits to observe and evaluate resident’s physical and emotional status and revise care plan accordingly.
– Interact with medical staff, nursing staff, resident, family members, and other visitor regarding resident condition.
– Conduct/monitor medication passes and treatments to assure that resident care plan requirements are met.
– Ensure that all resident care is provided in a dignified and respectful manner.
– Ensure that all nursing staff is knowledgeable of resident’s rights and responsibilities.
– Provide input in the resident MDS and care planning
Active MBON or or Compact State LPN or RN license