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Charge Nurse - LVN

Company: La Fuente Post Acute
Location: Vista
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYSupervises the day-to-day nursing activities of facility or unit within facility in accordance with federal and state regulation, Company policies and procedures and nursing standards so as to provide the highest quality of nursing care to our residents.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrates commitment to company's mission, values and standards of ethical behavior.
    • Models a positive and professional image that emulates the organization's mission and encourages a spirit of cooperation with co-workers. Provides assistance to co-workers and promotes teamwork by sharing information useful to achieving desired results.
      • Ensures that all residents are treated fairly, with kindness, dignity, and respect, and their rights are protected at all times.
        • Respects and upholds all residents' personal and property rights whenever carrying out duties, including knocking before entering a resident's room.
          • Complies with all company and departmental policies and procedures.
            • Directs and supervises day-to-day functions of assigned personnel and ensures that policies and procedures are followed. Conducts employee performance appraisals and is responsible for coaching counseling and disciplining staff. Makes recommendations to Supervisor concerning wage and salary adjustments, hiring, promotion, termination, transfers, etc.
              • Oversees implementation of resident plan of care and evaluates resident response.
                • Completes routine rounds during shift to observe residents, to determine if nursing needs are being met and to ensure nursing personnel are performing work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards, facility policies and procedures, and governmental regulations.
                  • Initiates emergency support measures as needed.
                    • Monitors treatment schedules to ensure they are provided as scheduled and may perform duties of Treatment Nurse.
                      • Completes requisitions and arranges for diagnostic and therapeutic services, as ordered by physician, and in accordance with facility's established procedures. Schedules tests and completes preps as indicated.
                        • Contributes to formulation/review of nursing care plans weekly and PRN.
                          • Provides resident/caregiver instruction and education as necessary.
                            • Encourages independence by resident in activities of daily living to fullest extent possible.
                              • Receives and gives change of shift report upon reporting in and ending shift. Ensures information provides continuity of care.
                                • Performs documentation responsibilities in accordance with company requirements. Completes accurate, thorough and timely admission records, routine resident observations/transfer notes (i.e. interventions, medications), death/discharge summaries and changes in resident's physical/psychological condition (i.e., changes in lab data, vital signs, mental status ) in accordance with facility policies and procedures.
                                  • Monitors recordkeeping of staff members for accuracy, thoroughness, completeness and timeliness.
                                    • Prepares and administers medications as ordered by physician in accordance with governmental regulations and facility policies and procedures.
                                      • Orders medications upon admission, new medication orders and per pharmacy re-fill procedures. Follows facility procedure for administration and counting of narcotics. Ensures that policies and procedures for administration, storage and control of medications and supplies are being followed rigorously. Ensures medications are charted fully, accurately and in a timely manner.
                                        • Coordinates with resident's physician in the care of resident including notification upon change of condition.
                                          • Makes rounds with physicians as necessary.
                                            • Resident safety concerns are identified and appropriate actions are taken to maintain a safe environment including but not limited to: resident identification bands and allergy bands (if applicable) are present; side rails and height of bed are adjusted; resident call light and equipment is within reach; restraints when used are maintained properly; rooms are neat and orderly; all emergency equipment can be readily located and operated (emergency oxygen supply, drug box, fire extinguisher, etc.) and emergency situations are recognized and appropriate action is instituted in a timely manner.
                                              • Ensures that personnel follow established safety precautions and regulations when performing tasks and when using equipment and supplies, including the use of mechanical lifts when lifting or moving heavy individuals or objects.
                                                • Makes sure equipment is cleaned and properly stored at end of shift.
                                                  • Maintains resident care supplies, equipment and environment. Tracks supplies provided to residents and submits charges via facility practice.
                                                    • Ensures staff is utilizing most efficient, safe and cost effective techniques and methods, and that supplies are used in most efficient manner to minimize waste.
                                                      • May perform administrative duties such as completing forms, reports, etc., and submits to Supervisor as necessary.
                                                        • Attends staff meetings if on duty, or reads and initials minutes if not on duty.
                                                          • Reports the following in accordance with established facility procedures and regulatory standards: accidents and incidents; resident grievances, complaints, allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property; occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals; concerns and suspected incidences of non-compliance including but not limited to hazardous conditions and equipment.
                                                            • Ensures adherence to state and federal regulations and company policies and procedures; HIPAA confidentiality standards of resident and facility information; Infection Control, Universal Precautions, OSHA and safety standards; established safety precautions and regulations in the performance of tasks and the use of equipment and supplies.
                                                              • Demonstrates knowledge of facility and departmental quality improvement activities and/or participates in quality improvement meetings. Recommends any equipment and supplies needed for department as well as any departmental improvements. Confers with department personnel to solicit input on improving service and addressing problem areas.
                                                                • Works with facility consultants as necessary and implements recommended changes as required.
                                                                  • Keeps abreast of current federal and state regulations, professional standards, industry best practices and facility policies and procedures. May participate in workshops and seminars to stay current with changes in field, as well as to maintain professional status.
                                                                    • Interprets policies and procedures to personnel, residents, visitors, family members, etc., as necessary.
                                                                      • Participates in and/or leads on-the-job training, in-service education and orientation programs; attends OSHA and CDC in-service training programs for hazardous communication, TB management, and bloodborne pathogens standard; serves on various committees as required by existing regulations or as appointed by Administrator.
                                                                        • Performs other related duties as required.The above listing of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive but rather to serve as a description of the range of duties and general nature of the position. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS
                                                                          • 1-3 years' experience in direct patient care, preferably in acute or long-term care setting, with responsibility for providing nursing care to multiple residents preferred; previous Charge Nurse or supervisory experience preferred.
                                                                            • Nursing degree from accredited college or graduation from approved LVN program
                                                                              • Must possess current, unencumbered license to practice as an LVN in California
                                                                                • Current valid CPR certification
                                                                                  • Commitment to the Company mission to consistently deliver high quality, person-centered care with dignity, respect, compassion and integrity, and to enrich every life we touch. Embracing of Company values of care & compassion, community, honesty & integrity, teamwork, innovation and safety
                                                                                    • Ability to represent Company in an ethical and professional manner, and to maintain accountability
                                                                                      • Ability to interact tactfully, effectively, and professionally with other employees, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public, as needed
                                                                                        • Must be able to relate to and work with physically and/or mentally ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within facility and treat them with respect and consideration regardless of their cognitive or functional level
                                                                                          • Ability to understand and follow applicable regulations, policies and procedures fully and consistently
                                                                                            • Willingness and ability to function as an effective team member through good communication and cooperation to meet departmental goals.
                                                                                              • Must demonstrate flexibility and ability to adapt to change
                                                                                                • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
                                                                                                  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and be discreet
                                                                                                    • Must be able to multi-task and handle pressure
                                                                                                      • Must be able to follow instructions and to accept feedback
                                                                                                        • Must successfully pass background check, health exams, and any other pre-employment requirements
                                                                                                          • Must be able to operate departmental equipment, as appropriate
                                                                                                            • Willing to work beyond normal working hours, weekends, holidays, and/or on other shifts and in other positions, when necessary
                                                                                                              • Must be knowledgeable of nursing/medical practices and procedures, and/or terminology, laws, regulations, and the guidelines that pertain to long-term care
                                                                                                                • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language sufficiently and comprehensibly enough to perform the essential functions of the job
                                                                                                                  • Must have strong detail orientation and high accuracy level
                                                                                                                    • Legible handwriting
                                                                                                                      • Strong communication skills, both one-on-one and in a group, and ability to listen and respond to questions effectively
                                                                                                                        • Ability to inspire trust and respect, and mobilize others
                                                                                                                          • Ability to communicate in Spanish helpful
                                                                                                                            • Ability to lead and motivate staff to achieve desired results
                                                                                                                              • Supervisory skills including ability to delegate, resolve conflict and respect diversity; ability to train and mentor adults.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONSThe knowledge, skills, abilities described in this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.Task(hours per day) Never(0) Occasionally(up to 3 hours) Frequently(3 -6 hours) Constantly(6-8 + hours)

                                                                                                                                Sitting x
                                                                                                                                Walking x
                                                                                                                                Standing x
                                                                                                                                Bending (neck) x
                                                                                                                                Bending (waist) x
                                                                                                                                Squatting x
                                                                                                                                Climbing x
                                                                                                                                Kneeling x
                                                                                                                                Crawling x
                                                                                                                                Twisting (neck) x
                                                                                                                                Twisting (waist) x

                                                                                                                                Lifting Never(0) Occasionally(up to 3 hours) Frequently(3 -6 hours) Constantly(6-8 + hours)

                                                                                                                                0-10 lbs. x
                                                                                                                                11-25 lbs. x
                                                                                                                                26-50 lbs. x
                                                                                                                                51-75 lbs. x
                                                                                                                                76-100 lbs. x
                                                                                                                                100 + lbs. x

                                                                                                                                Carrying Never(0) Occasionally(up to 3 hours) Frequently(3 -6 hours) Constantly(6-8 + hours)

                                                                                                                                0-10 lbs. x
                                                                                                                                11-25 lbs. x
                                                                                                                                26-50 lbs. x
                                                                                                                                51-75 lbs. x
                                                                                                                                76-100 lbs. x
                                                                                                                                100 + lbs. x

                                                                                                                                This job requires: Yes No
                                                                                                                                Driving Cars x
                                                                                                                                Working around equipment and machinery x
                                                                                                                                Walking on uneven ground x
                                                                                                                                Exposure to excessive noise x
                                                                                                                                Exposure to extremes in temperature, humidity, wetness x
                                                                                                                                Exposure to dust, gas, fumes in temperature, humidity, wetness x
                                                                                                                                Working at heights x
                                                                                                                                Operation of foot controls or repetitive foot movement x
                                                                                                                                Use of special visual or auditory protective equipment x
                                                                                                                                Working with bio-hazards such as blood borne pathogens, sewage, hospital waste, etc. x
                                                                                                                                Incumbent to be able to see, hear, smell, feel, and taste with or without assistive devices, sufficiently to perform the functions of the job x

Keywords: La Fuente Post Acute, Vista , Charge Nurse - LVN, Healthcare , Vista, California

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