Charge Nurse - Driftwood
Company: Driftwood Healthcare Center
Posted on: November 20, 2022
Driftwood Healthcare Center - A licensed professional nurse
directly under the supervision of the Director of Nursing
The Charge Nurse is responsible for coordinating daily
administrative duties of an assigned nursing unit including
schedules, nursing assignments, delegation of resident care and
supervision of nursing staff.
--- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or an approved RN
or LVN program
--- Current nursing license, in good standing with the State
--- Experience in a long-term care setting, preferred
--- Strong qualities of leadership, communication, and
--- Ability to provide patient care in accordance with applicable
standards, policies, and procedures
--- Possess critical thinking skills to analyze, synthesize, and
evaluate clinical data and observations in developing a nursing
plan of care
--- Comprehensive knowledge of applicable nursing principles,
practices, and standards of care
--- Possess the willingness to work with and supervise professional
and nonprofessional personnel
--- Proficiency of the English language including the ability to
speak, read, write, and comprehend the language with minimal to no
--- Valid CPR certification
General Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the RN
and/or LVN job description, the Charge Nurse will:
--- Assume responsibility and oversight of an assigned nursing unit
including assignment and coordination of nursing care.
--- Provide supervision and support for nursing staff in accordance
with their level of training and the resident's acuity.
--- Monitor for compliance of facility approved procedures and
policies as well as regulations set forth by state and federal
--- Maintains overall shift operation in a safe, efficient, and
--- Coordinates resident admissions, transfers, and discharges.
--- Makes daily resident rounds to interview physical and emotional
status and to implement any required nursing interventions.
--- Routinely observes and guides direct patient care staff for
appropriate technique and adherence to facility policies and
--- Participates in Interdisciplinary care plan meetings and
contributes to the individualized person-centered plan of care for
--- Ensures that all safety and infection control practices are
--- Responds to emergency situations.
--- Ensures that required documentation is complete and is in
compliance with regulations and standards as well as policies and
--- Assists with special projects or other duties as assigned by
the Director of Nursing.
--- Communicates with patients and families promptly regarding
treatment and care.
--- Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and
other department supervisors and staff.
--- - - - - - - - - -Meets with unit personnel, on a regular basis,
to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the
improvement of services.
--- - - - - - - - - -Reviews and evaluates assigned personnel and
makes written evaluations to the Director of Nursing and/or
--- - - - - - - - - -Coordinates Nursing service with other
departments and nursing units.
--- - - - - - - - - -Assures that all personnel follow established
infection control practices and aseptic techniques when isolation
procedures become necessary.
--- - - - - - - - - -Follows required coaching and progressive
--- Presents professional image to consumers through dress,
behavior and speech
--- Functions as a role model to staff.
--- Treats residents/family members with dignity and respect.
--- Responds to resident and family concern(s) and assists in
resolving grievances. Records grievances per facility policy
--- Actively participates in the facility's Quality Assurance (QA)
program as requested or needed. Assists in correcting findings and
deficiencies from the Department of Health Services, Consultants,
and the Quality Assurance Team as directed by the Director of
- - - - - - - - - -Ensures the protection of health information as
required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
--- Participates in the facility's Infection Control Program for
monitoring communicable and/or infectious disease among residents
--- Participates in procedures for reporting hazardous conditions
--- Orients new staff members upon request
--- Attends various facility meetings (care conferences, stand-up
meetings, staff meetings, Medicare meetings, discharge plan
meetings, etc.) as required
--- Attends in-services and educational classes to maintain nursing
skills competency, and current knowledge for standard of care and
--- Performs other position-related duties as assigned.
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