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Charge Nurse (SNF)

Location: North Aurora, Illinois
Job # 9828190
Date Posted: 08-28-2017
SUMMARY
Assumes direct responsibility and accountability for the nursing care of Campus patients/residents under his/her care. Supervises nursing personnel including LPNs, nursing assistants, and health service aides. Complies with nursing standards, federal/state nursing regulations and the policies and procedures of Presence Life Connections. Responsibilities include defining, planning,
organizing, directing, managing, implementing, and evaluating nursing services provided to Presence Life Connections residents.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Completes and documents comprehensive nursing assessment of the health status of patient/resident and addresses changes to patient/resident conditions.
  • Develops and implements an interim plan of nursing care.
  • Provides and documents observations and delivery of care according to established guidelines.
  • Accurately transcribes and implements authorized healthcare professional’s orders.
  • Accurately administers and documents medications and treatments.
  • Advocates for patients/patient/residents.
  • Evaluates responses to interventions and the effectiveness of the plan of care.
  • Communicates and collaborates with other health care professionals.
  • Provides and documents patient/resident/family education.
  • Participates in development of policies, procedures, and systems to support patient/resident care and safety.
  • Responds appropriately to emergencies and protects patient/residents and staff from accident/injury by following safety procedures.
  • Maintains environment of care in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Assists in maintaining unit/department budget through appropriate monitoring/usage of unit and patient supplies and monitoring of staff time (appropriate breaks and meals). Reports discrepancies to nurse leaders.
  • Assists with orientation and ongoing mentoring of peers.
  • Other duties as assigned by the DON, ADON, or the nurse leader.
  • Our five core values compassion, honesty, integrity, respect and passion must be incorporated into the daily job functions.

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:
  • Supervises LPNs, nursing assistants and health service aides in the provision of patient/resident care.
  • Monitors employees to ensure that proper care and service is provided to patient/residents and responds to problems in patient/resident care accordingly.
  • Provides direct input in the evaluation and corrective action plan process. May issue verbal warnings, written warnings, and suspensions in accordance with Asbury Retirement policy.
  • Responds to staff concerns and personnel emergencies in accordance with Asbury Retirement policies.
  • Provides input/recommendation on transfer of employees to other units.
  • Independently determines appropriate staffing levels for the unit and adjusts those ratios as necessary. This may include staffing increases or reductions and reassignments.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills .

Education and/or Experience
  • Working knowledge of nursing regulations governing long-term care.
  • Able to work with limited supervision and to provide supervision when needed.
  • Ability to express or exchange spoken and/or written ideas in English with patient/residents, co-workers, families, and the public.
  • Ability to learn and use current technology.

Certification, Licenses, Registrations
  • Current license as RN in the state of Illinois/Indiana in good standing with the Department of Professional Regulations.
  • Certified in CPR.
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