The Charge Nurse is responsible for providing quality care in accordance to current standards of practice and federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines. The Charge Nurse is to ensure the employees they supervise are also meeting these expectations.
- Graduate of a state approved school of nursing and currently licensed with the State board of Nursing Registration and Education.
- Registration on Family Care Registry.
- No inclusion on Employee Disqualification List.
- Appropriate results on Drug Screen Urinalysis.
- Ability to communicate with staff and residents.
- Maintain appropriate appearance and personal hygiene.
- Be able to provide quality care and maintain Resident dignity, privacy and quality of life in all job functions.
- Ability to follow established performance standards and perform duties according to the nursing services policies and procedures.
Essential Job Functions
- Provide quality nursing care to residents in an environment that promote resident rights, dignity, individuality and freedom of choice.
- Ability to follow, supervise, and evaluate compliance of resident wishes in regards to Resident’s Rights and intervene when necessary.
- Conduct resident rounds daily, report problems to nursing supervisor and initiate corrective action per facility policies and procedures.
- Identify resident problems and emergency situations and initiate immediate “life-saving” measures in the absence of a physician.
- Administer and document medications and treatments per the physician’s order and accurately record all care provided.
- Ensure resident concerns and/or grievances are reported immediately to the charge nurse.
- Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent Resident information.
- Be able to recognize a change of condition and report on resident’s condition to appropriate nurse supervisor.
- Promote positive/open communication between team members, residents, visitors and other departments.
- Ensure that safety regulations and precautions are followed at all time.