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Charge Nurse - LPN Nights - $12,000 Sign-On Bonus

Location
Savannah, Tennessee
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
21 Sep 2022

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.

 

Education

Required
  • Technical/other training or better in Nursing
Preferred
  • Associates or better in Nursing

Licenses & Certifications

Required
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
Preferred
  • CPR Certification
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Details

  • Job Reference: 717253778-2
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2022
  • Recruiter: AHC Savannah LLC
  • Location: Savannah, Tennessee
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent