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LPN Charge Nurse - Full Time Day Shift

Sunnyside Presbyterian Home

Location: Martinsville, VA 24112
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: March 27, 2024
Full Time: 7am - 7pm in our Assisted Living Unit
Full Benefits Package: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, 401(k) + company match, Accidental, Cancer, Identity Protection, Pet, Employee Assistance Program, 24/7 access to our gym/Wellness Center, etc.
The primary responsibilities of the staff nurse include, but are not limited to administering medications as prescribed, documenting resident interactions, observing changes in health, wound care, assisting with admissions and discharges, supervising C.N.A’s and ensuring the residents needs are met while always respecting and promoting each resident’s rights and always maintaining a clean and safe home-like environment.
• Must be a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
• Must be graduate of an accredited school of nursing and licensed through the Virginia Board of Nursing.
• Supervisory skills required; experience preferred.
• Experience with Electronic Medical Records preferred or ability to learn.
• CPR certified or ability to obtain.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work with confidential information and maintain its integrity.
• Ability to multi-task while maintaining attention to detail and have good organizational skills.
• Ability to work in stressful environment and deal with medical emergency situations.
• Strong customer service skills; maintain a hospitality approach to engaging with all individuals.
· Administer medication(s) per unit dose system within regulation time frame and without error. Complete the medication pass within regulation timeframe. Document/sign all medication administration records daily.
· Complete monthly summaries on each resident as scheduled. Meet with nursing assistants to determine requirements and all areas are completed accurately on the day scheduled for completion.
· Supervise Medication Aides and Certified Nursing Assistants to ensure that resident-centered care is provided.
· Complete and/or supervise all treatments using standard nursing protocol.
· Record nursing observations on residents’ charts. Chart, date and sign after each entry. Record daily or as changes are necessary.
· Transcribe, analyze, comprehend and implement doctors’ orders accurately and notify appropriate personnel of changes.
· Complete dietary and maintenance forms accurately as required.
· Update daily flow sheets for C.N.A.’s so that all services rendered are in agreement with the Care plan. Ensure all information is current and clearly noted for C.N.A.’s to implement.
· Report all significant resident issues to the Unit Manager. Report all issues as soon as noted or within a timely manner. Utilize 24-hour report sheet to report all changes and orders.
· Respond to and implement fire plan for Healthcare Center residents according to procedure. Ensure resident and staff safety. Assume the command position until the fire department arrives.
· Maintain knowledge of safe operation of oxygen, IV’s, suction machines, catheters, etc. Use proper techniques when working with medical equipment.
· Practice universal precautions and ensure that C.N.A.’s always use universal precautions.
· Complete admissions, transfers, deaths and discharges. Ensure that charting is in compliance with standards set forth by licensure and Sunnyside while maintaining residents’ safety and security.
· Prepare change of shift report and effectively communicate with oncoming staff to ensure continuity of care for residents.
· Make rounds on each shift to account for all residents, assess the building for safety and provide medical attention as needed.
· Handle emergencies and/or stressful situations with professionalism.
· Draw labs as ordered and report them to physician in a timely manner.
· Assess complaints/issues with resident and notify physician as needed.
· Make responsible parties aware of changes with resident care as needed and in a timely manner.
· Maintain clean, organized and orderly work areas.
· Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
· Attend all in-services, training and meetings as required.
· Meet all training requirements as required by Federal and State Regulations, company and community policies.
· Demonstrate a commitment to safety by following safety rules and guidelines; follow good housekeeping practices, take proper care of equipment and perform job duties and responsibilities in a safe and responsible manner.
· Demonstrate dependability, reliability and punctuality. Report to work when schedule, ready to work.
Other duties as assigned.