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Part Time Charge Nurse (LVN/RN)

Arrowhead Healthcare Partners

Part Time Charge Nurse (LVN/RN)
Austin, TX Part-Time Paid


ABOUT CHARGE NURSE Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Registered Nurse (RN) QUALIFICATIONS : - Must have a current RN/ LVN license - Ability to understand, remember and carry out verbal or written instructions in English - Ability to complete assignments in a timely manner - Ability to be flexible and positive with intermittent interruptions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : - To assure resident safety. - Provides the best possible nursing care by planning, organizing, and directing the nursing functions of patients in the unit - Makes nursing assignments appropriate to the skill level of employees - Maintains acceptable standards of patient care - Identifies problems and guides personnel to their solution - Creates a working climate that provides growth and job satisfaction of personnel - Accurately and promptly implements physicians' orders - Supports and enforces infection-control policies and procedures - Maintains a professional approach with confidentiality - Cooperates and maintains good rapport with nursing staff, medical staff, other departments, and visitors - Obtains and documents nursing history from the patient and/or significant other that is comprehensive of present condition and prior problems - Performs basic assessment of the patient, indicating adequate knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology - Records vital signs, notes changes, and pursues more-specific investigation as needed - Assesses for and notifies physician and other appropriate parties of changes in condition - Uses assessment information to develop a care plan before the end of duty time that communicates enough information for incoming personnel to adequately care for the patient - Uses care plans as a basis for providing safe and therapeutic care to patients - Consistently follows established standards, policies, and procedures in providing nursing care - Accepts accountability for clinical care of assigned patients, including supervision of nonprofessional personnel - Communicates with the patient and his or her family and other members of the health care team in carrying out the goals of the care plan - Performs competently those technical skills considered basic to the type of care given in that unit - Responds appropriately in urgent and/or emergency situations - Supports standards of nursing care through adherence to existing policies and procedures - Seeks guidance when encountering nursing procedures and responsibilities that have not been mastered - Promotes positive public relations with patients, residents, family members and guests - Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations - Use appropriate work place behavior and adhere to dress code at all times