professional nurse directly under the supervision of the Director
of Nursing Services.
The Charge Nurse
is responsible for coordinating daily administrative duties of an
assigned nursing unit including schedules, nursing assignments,
delegation of resident care and supervision of nursing
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or
an approved RN or LVN program
• Current nursing license, in good standing with
the State licensing board
• Experience in a long-term care setting,
• Strong qualities of leadership, communication,
and organizational skills
• Ability to provide patient care in accordance
with applicable standards, policies, and procedures
• Possess critical thinking skills to analyze,
synthesize, and evaluate clinical data and observations in
developing a nursing plan of care
• Comprehensive knowledge of applicable nursing
principles, practices, and standards of care
• Possess the willingness to work with and
supervise professional and nonprofessional personnel
• Proficiency of the English language including
the ability to speak, read, write, and comprehend the language with
minimal to no difficulty
• Valid CPR
Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to
the duties and responsibilities outlined in the RN and/or LVN job
description, the Charge Nurse will:
• Assume responsibility and oversight of an
assigned nursing unit including assignment and coordination of
• Provide supervision and support for nursing
staff in accordance with their level of training and the resident’s
• Monitor for
compliance of facility approved procedures and policies as well as
regulations set forth by state and federal agencies
• Maintains overall shift
operation in a safe, efficient, and effective matter.
• Coordinates resident
admissions, transfers, and discharges.
• Makes daily resident rounds
to interview physical and emotional status and to implement any
required nursing interventions.
• Routinely observes and
guides direct patient care staff for appropriate technique and
adherence to facility policies and procedures.
• Participates in
Interdisciplinary care plan meetings and contributes to the
individualized person-centered plan of care for each
• Ensures that all safety and
infection control practices are followed.
• Responds to emergency
• Ensures that required
documentation is complete and is in compliance with regulations and
standards as well as policies and procedures
• Assists with special
projects or other duties as assigned by the Director of
• Communicates with patients
and families promptly regarding treatment and care.
• Communicates with the
medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors
with unit personnel, on a regular basis, to assist in identifying
and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of
and evaluates assigned personnel and makes written evaluations to
the Director of Nursing and/or designee.
Nursing service with other departments and nursing
that all personnel follow established infection control practices
and aseptic techniques when isolation procedures become
required coaching and progressive disciplinary
• Presents professional image
to consumers through dress, behavior and speech
• Functions as a role model
• Treats residents/family
members with dignity and respect.
• Responds to resident and
family concern(s) and assists in resolving grievances. Records
grievances per facility policy
• Actively participates in
the facility's Quality Assurance (QA) program as requested or
needed. Assists in correcting findings and deficiencies from the
Department of Health Services, Consultants, and the Quality
Assurance Team as directed by the Director of Nursing.
the protection of health information as required by the Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
• Participates in the
facility’s Infection Control Program for monitoring communicable
and/or infectious disease among residents and staff
• Participates in procedures
for reporting hazardous conditions or equipment.
• Orients new staff members
• Attends various facility
meetings (care conferences, stand-up meetings, staff meetings,
Medicare meetings, discharge plan meetings, etc.) as
• Attends in-services and
educational classes to maintain nursing skills competency, and
current knowledge for standard of care and effective
• Performs other
position-related duties as assigned.