Loretto Management Corporation

Charge Nurse, RN

Department
Loretto Health & Rehabilitation - Nursing - Fahey 3
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
Second
Weekends Required?
Yes
Weekend Shift Details
Every Other

Overview

The Charge Nurse, RN, is responsible for performing a variety of duties to provide quality nursing care and to coordinate total nursing care for residents. Under the guidance and direction of the Nurse Manager, participates in planning, organizing and reviewing operations, implements procedures and programs; determines work procedures and expedites work flow; ensures compliance with all operating policies, procedures, and regulations. Communicates with and supervises appropriate personnel; provides daily and other reports, and performs direct care duties using accepted nursing best practice standards when required.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Performs and assists with various nursing procedures according to the procedure manual. Assists physicians with treatments or examinations when needed.
  • Observes treatment and/or services performed by team members or other staff members.
  • Actively participates in development of realistic, measureable, time bound goals for the resident and staff.
  • Assists residents with ADLs and special care needs as indicated by Nurse Manager, Clinical Coordinator, Interdisciplinary team, etc.
  • Ensures appropriate inventory level of nursing supplies to meet needs of residents. Ensures rotation of stock as required.
  • Monitors and documents resident response to medications. Initiates appropriate actions based on observations.
  • Obtains, transcribes and ensures Physician's orders are implemented accurately. Performs rounds to assess/evaluate resident care. Reports changes and document appropriately.
  • Promotes an environment for the residents that acknowledges resident's rights, individuality and encourages maximum level of independence.
  • Provides instruction and guidance to family, residents, and caregivers on medications and plan of treatment.
  • Provides and assists with provision of direct care needs for residents according to care plan/physician orders/resident needs.
  • Functions as a medication nurse if needed. Observes proper procedures regarding the passing of mediation, checking documentation for accuracy. Maintains accountability and follows procedures for narcotics and restricted drugs.
  • Responds to emergencies; assesses resident condition, and makes responsible decisions about the type of medical attention required. Notifies family if patient is admitted to a hospital or transferred. Notifies physicians of significant changes in patient condition before notifying family. Collaborates with family with regard to hospitalization.
  • Ensures care plans are updated accurately, completely and timely as required by changes in status, physician orders, regulations, etc. Communicates updates effectively to interdisciplinary team.
  • Ensures MARs are complete, accurate and timely.
  • Collects and documents data relevant to resident's current health status, medical history, and discharge plan needs.
  • Documents resident care information in accordance with Health Information procedures, adhering to regulatory requirements.
  • Performs resident care according to policy/procedures/standards and adheres to all third party agency regulations.
  • Complies with annual orientation/re-orientation, health assessment, competencies, etc. as per policy/procedure and regulatory requirements.
  • Actively participates in orientation for new employees as requested.
  • Assists with in-services and education of staff. Complies with corporate and regulatory in-service requirements.
  • Establishes staff priorities for nursing actions according to resident needs.
  • Provides direction to staff to meet resident care needs.
  • Ensures medication carts are stocked and maintained prior to and upon completion of medication pass.
  • Utilizes Loretto equipment as intended to achieve maximum useful life. Notifies maintenance of issues in a timely manner.
  • Ensures nursing care actions are completed by staff accurately, completely and in a timely manner.
  • Effectively supports Quality Assurance Performance Improvement activities though data gathering, auditing, analysis when requested to do so.
  • Monitors resident/family/care giver compliance to care instructions. Initiates corrective action or further instruction as required.
  • Actively participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

 

Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience in nursing preferably in an acute/long term care setting.
  • 2+ years supervisory experience.
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or BS in related field preferred
  • Current NYS license and registration as an RN in good standing required.
  • Proven patient assessment and care planning skills.
  • Current knowledge of best practice nursing standards and care.
  • Ability and knowledge to respond in emergency situations.
  • Ability to analyze problems, plan resolution strategies, implement solutions and evaluate outcomes
  • Ability to lead, guide and motivate staff.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with clients, residents, and families from diverse backgrounds who may have physical, sensory and mental impairments.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a busy environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office programs and able to learn new software rapidly.

 

 

An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.

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