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Charge Nurse RN (Registered Nurse) or LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) - Bakersfield

Company: Rehabilitation Center of Bakersfield
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Rehabilitation Center of Bakersfield - Sign-On Bonus for Full Time Hires
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.QUALIFICATIONS--- 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.GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: CLINICAL--- 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 andprocedures.--- 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 aswell 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, TreatmentAdministration 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.CHARGE NURSE - Cont'd.Job Descriptions ManualSection3.6, Page1of7Job 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 physicianorders 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 Directorof Nurses.--- Check food in resident's rooms that is brought in by the resident's family or visitors in accordance withthe 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 onan established track only.SUPERVISION--- 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 dischargedwithout approval. Assure that appropriate documentation is made in accordance with the facility'sestablished 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 theDirector 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 outlinedwithin facility's established policies.--- Work with the facility's consultants as necessary and implement recommended changes as directed by theRN Supervisor of the Director of Nurses.--- Investigate complaints and grievances and make necessary oral/written reports to the RN Supervisor orDirector of Nurses.--- In cases of death, notify the funeral home and ensure that the body is properly prepared/cleaned forpick-up.--- Evaluate emergencies and determine emergency measures to be used, including the use of chemical ormechanical 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, progressnotes, 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 nursingpersonnel/assistants and to evaluate their physical and emotional status. Record findings in theresident's chart.--- Assist in orientation of newly assigned personnel as well as supervise and instruct other nursingpersonnel.--- Orient new residents/family members as necessary.--- Assure that nursing personnel are providing adequate nursing car in accordance with established nursingservice procedures.--- Assure that all personnel follow established infection control and aseptic techniques when isolationprocedures become necessary.--- Report all hazardous conditions and equipment to the RN Supervisor and maintenance departmentimmediately.--- 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 orAdministrator.CONSUMER SERVICE--- 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.

Keywords: Rehabilitation Center of Bakersfield, Bakersfield , Charge Nurse RN (Registered Nurse) or LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) - Bakersfield, Healthcare , Bakersfield, California

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