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Charge Nurse (LPN/RN)

Redwood Healthcare Partners

Charge Nurse (LPN/RN)

Grandview, MO
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    ABOUT CHARGE NURSE

    Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN)

    QUALIFICATIONS :

    • Must have a current RN/ LPN 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