Charge Nurse LPN

Employer
AHC Vanco LLC
Location
Nashville, Tennessee
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 14, 2022
Closes
Oct 14, 2022
Ref
984f-11580159d80f-73551d91f9caef395e7878a758b3b040
Specialty
LPN / LVN, Managerial
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Shift: Nights

BONUS: $12,000

INTRODUCTION:

The Licensed Practical Nurse will coordinate resident care and designate assignments to other staff members so that optimum resident care is provided. This position is responsible for reporting any changes in residents’ health condition to physicians and supervisors.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.  

• Direct the day-to-day functions of nursing assistant and other staff being supervised

• Give direct nursing care to residents

• Visit all assigned residents at regular intervals during tour of duty

• Supervise feeding of residents as necessary

• Notify physician/physician assistant/nurse practitioner when resident’s condition warrants

• Perform administrative duties, such as documenting of:

o Nurses’ notes

o Assessments

o Physician/Nurse Practitioner/ Physician’s Assistant orders

o Discharge plans

o Dietary changes

o Reports

o Miscellaneous forms, charts, etc.

• Chart pertinent facts and information in a professional, clear and comprehensive manner

• Admit, transfer and discharge resident according to policy

• Recognize and respond to changes in residents’ conditions and document observations, interventions and outcomes

• Order from pharmacy, prepare, administer and document medications and treatments as ordered by physician/nurse practitioner/physician’s assistant

• Ensure that physician/physician assistant/nurse practitioner sign off on all verbal orders and document process

• Conduct and/or monitor prescribed treatments, such as dressing changes, drawing of blood, catheter changes, NG tube insertion and removal, laboratory work, etc.

• Give and receive condition report from the on-coming and off-going shift

• Perform emergency procedures, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and in the event of death, notify family and appropriate other parties

• Recognize, intervene, report and document accidents and incidents when they occur

• Monitor and update care plans on each shift as appropriate

•Supervise and participate in fire safety and other disaster drills and be prepared to carry out duties in the event on an actual event

• Recognize, intervene and/or report complaints and grievances from resident’s, families, visitors and employees

• Monitor the facility for possible health and safety hazards

• Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records, conditions and other information relating to residents, employees and facility

• Follow the established universal precautions and isolation procedures

• Update daily census report and submit as required

• Attend and participate in orientation programs, on-going training and educational classes

• Check inventory and request equipment, supplies, etc.

• Assist in updates of written policies and procedures of routine nursing care

• Participate in surveys made by authorized government agencies

• Monitor and participate in daily clean-up of the nurses’ station

• Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 

• Communication skills and active listening

• Possess good interpersonal skills while dealing with emotional or difficult situations. Respond promptly to customer’s needs

• Position may require flexible hours, unscheduled overtime or occasional week-end work

• Some travel may be required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

• Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing for Licensed Practical Nurses

• Current State of Tennessee Licensed Practical Nurse

• Current CPR certification

Required Computer Software/Equipment used:

• Various operating systems

• Standard office equipment

• Microsoft Suite applications 

• Desktop, laptop and/or iPad

• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

• Standard medical equipment

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITES:

• Supervises support staff including training, scheduling and assigning work, reviewing performance, recommending salary increases, promotions or discharges and assists in problem solving for staff

• Occasionally needs manager’s direction due to extraordinary circumstances

WORKING CONDITIONS:  

• Audio-Visual: Good 

• Hearing:  Good  

• Ability to lift to 40 pounds

• Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses

• Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling ,use of hands

• Work is typically performed in a standard long-term care facility; well-lit; comfortable temperature-controlled

• Above-average conversational noise is frequent

• Position may require flexible hours, unscheduled overtime or occasional week-end work

• Must be able to speak and write in English

• Travel may be required

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

This Organization is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic(s) protected by federal, state, and local laws. This Organization will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities should a request for an accommodation be made. A key part of this policy is to provide equal employment opportunity regarding all terms and conditions of employment and in all aspects of a person's relationship with the Organization including recruitment, hiring, promotions, upgrading positions, conditions of employment, compensation, training, benefits, transfers, discipline, and termination of employment.

EducationRequired
  • Technical/other training or better in Nursing
Preferred
  • Associates or better in Nursing
Licenses & CertificationsRequired
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
Preferred
  • CPR Certification

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