Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY:

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.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES:

Essential Job Duties:

1. Supervises direct care of residents and nursing personnel on his/her shift.

2. Administers direct care as necessary.

3. Gives and receives shift reports.

4. Rounds twice a shift to assure proper care is rendered in a safe and clean environment.

5. Keeps physicians and families aware of changes in resident’s condition.

6. Assists in developing comprehensive care plans.

Other Duties:

1. Maintains the self-respect, personal dignity, and physical safety of each resident.

2. Maintains accurate documentation of all care rendered.

3. Responds to resident emergency call system.

4. Interfaces with other disciplines to assure continuity of care and services.

5. Accompanies physicians when making rounds.

6. Encourages restorative care in order to obtain maximum resident independence.

7. Participates in family/resident counseling as necessary.

8. Assists with the orientation and evaluation of nursing personnel.

9. Attends in-service training and education sessions, as assigned.

10. Assures proper functioning of equipment and adequate supplies.

11. Performs specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

HOSPITALITY FOCUS:

The Community fully embraces a culture of hospitality. To that end, we include the following hospitality promises as a guide for our interpersonal interactions with residents, co-workers, and guests:

1. We greet residents, employees and guests warmly, by name and with a smile.

2. We treat everyone with courteous respect.

3. We strive to anticipate resident, employee and guest needs and act accordingly.

4. We listen and respond enthusiastically in a timely manner.

5. We hold ourselves and one another accountable.

6. We embrace and value our differences.

7. We make residents, employees and guests feel important.

8. We ask “Is there anything else I can do for you?”

9. We maintain high levels of professionalism, both in conduct and appearance, at all times.

10. We pay attention to details.

WELLNESS FOCUS:

The Community employees are expected to promote a healthy community culture for all residents and employees. This is a whole-person approach to health and wellness which includes eight dimensions of wellness: Emotional, Environmental, Health Services, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Spiritual and Vocational. Through these efforts we can ensure and exceed residents’ wellness needs relating to their mind, body and soul, which may also have a positive effect on the employees, as a result.

QUALIFICATIONS:

RN/LPN currently licensed in the State. At least 6 months nursing experience in long term care setting preferred.