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RN- Evenings, 32 hours

Charge Nurse - RN 

MAJOR PURPOSE:  Responsible for the overall operation and optimal quality of care for the residents on the assigned unit.  Follows all health, sanitary and infection control policies and maintains established standards of practice set forth by the facility's administration and Nursing Policies and Procedures. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Works in an appropriately lighted and ventilated environment.  This position may result in your being exposed to blood/body fluids. 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: 
  • Holds daily shift report with nursing assistants assigned to the unit prior to the start of the shift.  Reviews written daily assignments for each resident on assigned unit.  Assures assignments are completed before the end of the shift.
  • Makes rounds on assigned residents at least once every two hours.
  • Administers medication and treatments according to the physician's orders.  Assumes responsibility for ordering medications.
  • Collaborates with Unit Manager to develop and maintain nursing care plans and update these plans on a monthly basis or more often if the resident's condition changes.
  • Assists the attending physician with rounds and special procedures as needed.
  • Transcribes, documents and implements physician's orders.
  • Responsible for making nursing assessments during each shift.
 OTHER DUTIES: 
  • Contacts the resident's physician and family to notify them of a change in the resident's condition or accident/incident; also notifies the supervisor covering.
  • Assumes all responsibilities of the RN Supervisor in his/her absence or as directed by the DNS/ADNS.
  • Assumes independent responsibility for yearly written evaluations of nursing assistants and documents accurately their strengths, weaknesses and the steps taken to improve their performance.  Such evaluations become part of the nursing assistants permanent records and shall be used as the basis to determine the continued employment of nursing assistants, promotional opportunities and the amount of any wage increases granted.
  • Assumes independent responsibility for documenting disciplinary concerns for nursing assistants on designated shifts, including reprimands, oral and written warnings, and recommending the suspension or discharge of an employee.
  • Assumes independent responsibility for completing required routine documentation and auditing as required.
  EXPECTATIONS: 
  • Attends mandatory in-services held at the facility.
  • Understands responsibilities concerning infection control, safety, accident and fire prevention.
  • Assumes any duties that are assigned by the Unit Manager, DNS, ADNS in order to provide optimal achievable quality resident care.
  • Discusses any problems, needs or concerns which arise with the Unit Manager, DNS, ADNS.
  • Assumes responsibility in supporting the Unit Manager, DNS, ADNS in promoting and maintaining positive employee relations and effective communications among facility staff.
  • Understands and upholds the Residents' Bill of Rights and holds all resident information confidential.
  • Displays a polite and courteous manner to all residents and visitors.
  • Assists the Staff Development Coordinator with orientation and on-the-job training for new nursing personnel as needed.
  • Attends and participates in interdisciplinary resident care conferences as directed.
  • Notifies Care Plan Team of changes in condition and weight loss of a resident.  Notifies Care Plan Coordinator of any changes in resident's condition and of loss of a resident.
  • Maintains a professional demure appearance and mannerisms according to established facility standards.
  

 



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