The Charge Nurse (RN) or (LPN) supervises and directs daily nursing activities and care of residents under the supervision of the Director of Nursing or designee and as prescribed by the physician, ensuring compliance with accepted standards of nurse practice and regulation. Promotes a positive physical and psychosocial environment for the residents. Works collaboratively with leadership and other staff members to support the Mission and Values of SCBMA.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise nursing staff in the daily delivery of resident care; monitors and schedules job assignments and develops nursing unit priorities
Oversee CNA duties and responsibilities
Care for residents using nursing judgement following policy and procedures of the organization.
Completes quality care audits as assigned by Director of Nursing, ensure equipment and work areas are clean, safe and orderly and ensure strict adherence to procedures regarding hazardous chemicals and fire safety.
Provide direct resident care when needed, as determined by resident condition and available staff; completes treatments, procedures and administers medications as ordered by the physician
Document all pertinent information on interdisciplinary notes, document medications administered, treatments and procedures performed on appropriate records protecting privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to the residents and employees.
Discharge, transfer and admit residents
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
LPN or RN certificate
Current SC LPN or RN license
1 yr working in geriatric nursing, including experience with medication administration, delivery systems and experience in IV therapy, wound care, G-tube preferred
Skilled in basic life support (BLS), CPR
1 yr in a supervisory/management position with experience in staff development, training and scheduling preferred
Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, DHEC and other legal regulations and policies as well as resident rights
Understanding of physical and psychological effects of the aging process
Ability to make sound, independent decisions, as circumstances warrant
Computer skills including Microsoft Office, time management and electronic medical record systems
Strong communication and motivational skills, including problem resolution in both resident care and employee management situations
Ability to maintain patient, tactful composure when dealing with residents, family members, staff and visitors
Well organized, flexible and good team player
Committed to 100% customer satisfaction and offering highest level of care
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability to lift 50 pounds or more
Exposure to biological agents such as viruses and other microbes
Scheduled work during off hours including weekends, nights or holidays
South Carolina Baptist Ministries Of Aging