Charge Nurse
Brighton Place Spring Valley
Spring Valley, CA, United States
4d ago

A licensed professional nurse directly under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Nursing Services. The Charge Nurse is responsible for staff assignment and provides overall supervision of resident care activities.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or an approved LVN program.
  • Current nursing licensure in the state in which practicing.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Possess, as a minimum, training in a skilled nursing care facility, hospital, or other related medical facility.
  • Possess leadership ability and the willingness to work with and supervise professional and non-
  • professional personnel.

  • Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures.
  • Ability to Read, write and speak the English language.
  • Possess mental and physical health.

  • Complete all required record keeping forms / charts upon the resident’s admission, discharge, transfer, etc. File in the resident’s chart and / or forward to the appropriate department.
  • Receive verbal orders from attending / alternate physician and transcribe the physician’s order sheet.
  • Initiate resident Plans of Care on admission.
  • Chart TPRs, blood pressures and blood glucose as required.
  • Order prescribed medications, supplies and equipment as established by the facility’s policies and
  • procedures.

  • Review physician’s orders and transfer / preadmission information for completeness.
  • Prepare / administer medications as ordered by the physician.
  • Answer telephone inquiries as outlined in the facility’s established policies and procedures.
  • Chart licensed nurses’ notes in an informative and d3scriptive manner that reflects the care provided as
  • well as the resident’s response to the care.

  • Forward new diet orders, and / or diet changes to the dietary department.
  • Transcribe physician’s orders to resident’s charts, Medication Administration Records, Treatment
  • Administration Records and RNA sheets to assure that they remain current.

  • Verify the identification of the resident before administering medication or treatment.
  • Requisition and arrange for diagnostic and therapeutic services as ordered by the physician.
  • Assure that narcotic records are current at all times
  • Admit, transfer and discharge resident. Assist in arranging transportation and packing as necessary.
  • Check resident charts for specific treatment, medication orders and schedules daily.
  • Job Descriptions Manual

  • Administer professional services such as : catheterization, tube feeding, suction, applying and changing dressings / bandages, packs, colostomy and drainage bags, taking blood, sputum, and urine specimens, care of the dead / dying, etc.
  • as established by the facility’s policies and procedures.

  • Make rounds with the physician and assist with examination and treatment.
  • Review medication sheet for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of physician
  • orders and adherence to stop order policies.

  • Assist in carrying out restorative and rehabilitative programs to include self-help / care.
  • Perform routine charting as required.
  • Report all discrepancies of physician order, diet or charting to the RN Supervisor or Assistant Director
  • of Nurses.

  • Check food in resident’s rooms that is brought in by the resident’s family or visitors in accordance with
  • the facility’s established policies and procedures.

  • Initiate restraint assessment on all new admissions.
  • Monitor and document behavior of residents on psychoactive medications
  • Record Intake and Output, and complete monthly evaluation as per the facility’s policy and procedure.
  • Following completion of an approved competency check with an RN an LVN may reinsert a G-Tube on
  • an established track only.


  • Meet with unit personnel, on a regular basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and / or the improvement of services.
  • Review and evaluate assigned personnel and make written evaluations to the RN Supervisor or Assistant Director of Nurses.
  • Coordinate Nursing service with other departments and nursing units.
  • Notify the attending physician, RN Supervisor and Director of Nurses when a resident is discharged
  • without approval. Assure that appropriate documentation is made in accordance with the facility’s

    established policies and procedures.

  • Assure that a stock of medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc., is maintained at all times.
  • Requisition equipment and supply needs as required.

  • Initiate investigation of accidents and unusual occurrences and make the necessary written report to the
  • Director of Nurses as established in the facility’s policies and procedures.

  • Notify the resident’s attending / alternate physician, as well as the resident’s legal guardian / representative,
  • when the resident has a significant change of condition or becomes critically ill or injured, as outlined

    within facility’s established policies.

  • Work with the facility’s consultants as necessary and implement recommended changes as directed by the
  • RN Supervisor of the Director of Nurses.

  • Investigate complaints and grievances and make necessary oral / written reports to the RN Supervisor or
  • Director of Nurses.

  • In cases of death, notify the funeral home and ensure that the body is properly prepared / cleaned for
  • pick-up.

  • Evaluate emergencies and determine emergency measures to be used, including the use of chemical or
  • mechanical restraints. Notify the RN Supervisor and physician and record and follow orders.

  • Assure that the unit area is maintained in a clean and safe manner for resident comfort and convenience,
  • by ensuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained to perform such duties / services.

  • Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
  • Job Descriptions Manual

  • Make residents’ rounds to review physical, medical an emotional status and to implement required nursing interventions.
  • Notify physician and resident’s responsible party of any resident accidents / incidents. Fill out and complete Accident / Incident Report forms on all such occurrences and chart such information in the resident’s medical records as outlined in the facility’s established policies and procedures
  • Assure that nursing personnel follow established nursing procedures.
  • Remind attending physician(s) to review treatment plans, record and sign physician’s orders, progress
  • notes, etc., during physician visits.

  • Give / receive nursing reports upon reporting in and ending shift duty hours.
  • Check all residents daily to assure that prescribed treatment is being properly administered by nursing
  • personnel / assistants and to evaluate their physical and emotional status. Record findings in the

    resident’s chart.

  • Assist in orientation of newly assigned personnel as well as supervise and instruct other nursing
  • personnel.

  • Orient new residents / family members as necessary.
  • Assure that nursing personnel are providing adequate nursing car in accordance with established nursing
  • service procedures.

  • Assure that all personnel follow established infection control and aseptic techniques when isolation
  • procedures become necessary.

  • Report all hazardous conditions and equipment to the RN Supervisor and maintenance department
  • immediately.

  • Keep the RN Supervisor informed about the status of residents, staff and related matters.
  • Assume the authority, responsibility and accountability of directing your unit / shift.
  • Follow required coaching and progressive disciplinary procedures.
  • Others as may become necessary and appropriate or as may be directed by the Director of Nurses or

  • Presents professional image to consumers through dress, behavior and speech.
  • Adheres to Company standards for resolving consumer concerns.
  • Ensures that all consumer / resident rights are protected.
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