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LPN - Charge Nurse (PRN)

Martinsville, VA | Full Time
11 Days Ago

Job Description

Description

The primary responsibilities of the Staff Nurse are to provide quality, professional health care for all residents of Assisted Living. This includes administering medications in a safe manner and within regulation requirements, responding to special needs and emergencies and providing supervision for the Medication Aides and Certified Nursing Assistants (C.N.A.) in collaboration with the DON.  


· Administer   medication(s) per unit dose system within regulation time frame and without   error. Complete the medication pass   within regulation timeframe. Document/sign all medication administration   records daily. 

· Complete   monthly summaries on each resident as scheduled. Meet with nursing assistants to determine   requirements and all areas are completed accurately on the day scheduled for   completion. 

· Supervise   Medication Aides and Certified Nursing Assistants to ensure that   resident-centered care is provided. 

· Complete and/or   supervise all treatments using standard nursing protocol. 

· Record nursing   observations on residents’ charts. Chart, date and sign after each   entry. Record daily or as changes are   necessary. 

· Transcribe,   analyze, comprehend and implement doctors’ orders accurately and notify   appropriate personnel of changes. 

· Complete   dietary and maintenance forms accurately as required. 

· Update daily   flow sheets for C.N.A.’s so that all services rendered are in agreement with   the Care plan.  Ensure all information   is current and clearly noted for C.N.A.’s to implement. 

· Report all   significant resident issues to the Unit Manager. Report all issues as soon as noted or   within a timely manner. Utilize 24   hour report sheet to report all changes and orders.  

· Respond to and   implement fire plan for Healthcare Center residents according to   procedure. Ensure resident and staff   safety. Assume the command position   until the fire department arrives. 

· Maintain   knowledge of safe operation of oxygen, IV’s, suction machines, catheters,   etc. Use proper techniques when   working with medical equipment. 

· Practice   universal precautions and ensure that C.N.A.’s always use universal   precautions. 

· Complete   admissions, transfers, deaths and discharges. Ensure that charting is in compliance with standards set forth by   licensure and Sunnyside while maintaining residents’ safety and security. 

· Prepare change   of shift report and effectively communicate with oncoming staff to ensure   continuity of care for residents. 

· Make rounds on   each shift to account for all residents, assess the building for safety and   provide medical attention as needed. 

· Handle   emergencies and/or stressful situations with professionalism. 

· Draw labs as   ordered and report them to physician in a timely manner.  

· Assess   complaints/issues with resident and notify physician as needed. 

· Make   responsible parties aware of changes with resident care as needed and in a   timely manner. 

· Maintain clean,   organized and orderly work areas. 

· Adhere to all   company policies and procedures. 

· Attend all   in-services, training and meetings as required. 

· Meet all   training requirements as required by Federal and State Regulations, company   and community policies. 

· Demonstrate a   commitment to safety by following safety rules and guidelines; follow good   housekeeping practices, take proper care of equipment and perform job duties   and responsibilities in a safe and responsible manner. 

· Demonstrate   dependability, reliability and punctuality. Report to work when schedule, ready to work. 

· Other duties as   assigned. 

Requirements

· Must be a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. 

· Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and licensed through the Virginia Board of Nursing. 

· Supervisory skills required; experienced preferred. 

· CPR certified or the ability to attain. 

Strong customer service skills; maintain a hospitality approach to engaging with all individuals.   

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