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Charge Nurse - LPN

Responsibilities:

  • Receives report on patient/resident status from previous shift and provides this communication to oncoming shift
  • Makes physical rounds in assigned area to evaluate care and interact with care givers and patients/residents
  • Provides direct care in line with the responsibilities of a nurse, evaluating conditions, communicating and carrying out nursing functions according to the needs of the patients
  • Assists in establishing a plan of care for patients based on their unique needs and in line with physician orders
  • Is a member of the Interdisciplinary Care Team
  • Accurately documents patient/resident condition including evaluations, communication and care provided
  • May provide direct care including medication pass, nursing care, documentation and treatments
  • Evaluates performance of nursing assistants and trained medication aides; coaches and disciplines as needed.
  • May responds and coordinates actions in emergency situations
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Nursing
  • Assists with the Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives
  • Ensures safe work practices are followed
  • Provides empathetic communication to families, patient/residents regarding change of condition and in response to care concerns, ensures resident rights are respected

Qualifications

  • Current license by the State Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse with experience in the long-term care industry preferred
  • Ability to plan, supervise and coordinates services.
  • A preference for contacts with people and patient centered care

Diversicare is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. Diversicare does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity), national origin, age, or disability, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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