Full-Time RN/LPN Charge Nurse Sat & Sun 7am-11:30pm

Encore At Turf Valley
Ellicott City, MD, US
Sep 02, 2017
Oct 03, 2017
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Job Description

As a RN/LPN Charge Nurse, you will be responsible for the caseload for your assigned shift, and for the total care given to the residents in your charge, who will include post-acute patients, patients with complex medical conditions and needs and long-term care patients. You will gather information on each resident's condition and will work with the nursing team to continuously evaluate their individual care plan. You will also oversee the staff of nursing assistants on your assigned shift and gather information from them concerning their observations of the residents and any changes in their conditions.

Job Responsibilities

Providing residents with a positive and family-focused environment
Ensuring that all residents are treated fairly, with kindness, dignity and respect
Communicating changes in resident care needs to your team
Examining residents who are experiencing a change in condition and updating their physician to determine the best course of action
Updating resident care documentation regularly throughout your shift
Carrying out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help and care
Communicating with physicians and rehab team to ensure that all changes in the care plans for each day are clearly understood
Gathering lab data
Obtaining sputum, urine and other specimens for lab tests as ordered
Advising family members of changes in resident conditions
Addressing and working to resolve any complaints from residents or family members
Maintaining the confidentiality of all resident care information
Interacting with residents and family members in an empathetic, tactful and reassuring manner
Working with your team to plan for resident admission, transfer and discharge
Attending care plan meetings to identify particular problems and to make the appropriate changes to individual care plans
Participating in in-service and continuing education programs

Job Requirements

As a RN/LPN Charge Nurse, you must have a positive and empathetic personality as well as strong team leadership and delegation skills. You must also be highly organized and detail-oriented with solid critical-thinking and independent problem-solving skills. It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public

Must possess, as a minimum, a nursing degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of approved RN/LPN program
1 year med/surg experience, or long term care experience preferred
Empathetic and service-oriented personality
Excellent time-management and prioritization abilities
Knowledge of state & federal regulations that apply to our facility (including Medicare) and ability to maintain compliance.
Knowledge of resident rights
Knowledge of documentation requirement for managing skilled care
Electronic medical record experience a plus

Company Description

Encore at Turf Valley is a clean, modern Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing facility. Encore offers some of the most acute services in the state and we are looking for caring staff members to join our team! Encore offers an excellent benefit package for employees. Encore is an equal opportunity employer.

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