Position Title: Charge Nurse-LPN
Departmental Title: Nursing Department
Supervisor’s Title: Nursing Supervisor/Nurse Manager
Charge Nurse – LPNs are responsible to organize, deliver and direct professional nursing care to residents.
KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
1. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
2. Current LPN licensure by the PA State Board of Nursing.
3. CPR certification (prior to or upon employment).
1.Serves as charge nurse for assigned resident care unit assuring continuous clinical leadership at all times. Directs CNAs and RCAs regarding resident care and notifies families, physicians, and departments of residents’ needs.
2.Collects data on residents and accurately documents residents’ condition. Documents care provided. Completes assigned paperwork, i.e., wound documentation, recap of important orders, MARS, TARS, etc. on each resident on assigned resident care unit.
3.Performs clinical testing such as glucometer and pulse oximetry as necessary. Administers ordered medications as approved and treatments including monitoring of IV fluid. Monitors effectiveness of medications and treatments.
4.Prepares for and performs weekly rounds visits with the physician. Accepts physician’s orders including verbal/telephone orders as appropriate and in compliance with regulations and nursing practice.
5.Assists in completion of 24 Hour Change of Condition Roster.
6.Directs CNAs and RCAs regarding resident care and notifies families, physicians, and departments of residents’ needs.
7.Maintain CPR certification. Initiate CPR in compliance with Masonic Village policy.
8.Assist with direct resident care including bathing, feeding, making beds, toileting, answering call lights and transporting residents to appointments and activities.
9.Performs post mortem care as needed.
10.Reports to on-coming shift and receives report from prior shift concerning condition of residents and any unusual occurrences. Is accountable for counting narcotics at change of shift with another licensed nurse and reporting any discrepancies.
11.Participates in resident care conferences as needed.
12.Completes assigned paperwork, i.e., monthly summaries, recap of important orders, MARS, on each resident on assigned resident care unit.
13.Participates in the orientation of new nursing department personnel.
14.Consults with Nursing Supervisor, Nurse Manager, or Assistant Director of Nursing or Director of Nursing as appropriate regarding specific nursing policies, interpretation of policies or suggestions/concerns regarding residents or employees including any concerns of possible resident abuse.
15.Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment. Supports the infection control program.
16.Assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge and skills with respect to facility initiative, nursing procedures and technology.
17.Practices fiscal responsibility in the use of supplies and equipment and time management.
18.Attends inservice programs and staff meetings.