The Charge Nurse will assist in ensuring the provision of quality care that promotes the highest practicable physical, mental and psychological well-
being of each resident as determined by resident assessments and individual plans of care.
Conduct rounds on assigned residents at beginning of the shift, at least every two hours and upon completion of the shift.
Conduct rounds with physician and record visits in clinical records.
Perform narcotic reconciliation with incoming and outgoing shifts.
Review 24-Hour Report with incoming and outgoing Charge Nurse.
Provides and oversees nursing care to assigned residents.
Identify significant changes in the condition of residents and takes necessary action per facility policies and procedures.
Supervise aides in performing duties by verifying their assignments have been completed.
Monitor and sign ADL Flowsheet upon completion of the shift.
Monitor and assist in meal services.
Assist in implementing acute care plans as resident’s condition changes initiate and complete Incident and Accident Reports per facility policy.
Discharge residents per facility policy.
Prior to calling physician, review Physician Standing Orders for any change in resident condition.
Must complete Nursing Assessment for Physician Calls prior to calling physician on any change in resident condition.
Must possess a current Texas LVN license
Experience working in a skilled nursing facility is preferred