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Charge Nurse (LVN / LPN)

Mesa Christian Health and Rehabilitation Center

This is a Full-time position in Mesa, AZ posted April 6, 2021.

An equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or otherwise.

Minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POSITION PURPOSEBe in charge of a group of dedicated clinical staff, ensuring they are able to provide the highest quality of care for residents.

Involved in hiring, orientation, monitoring skills and training.

Working with doctors, obtaining medications, and maintaining accurate records of treatment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITIONSupervise nursing unit including scheduling and directing nursing staffCoordinate effective use of personnel, supplies, equipment and facilities; obtain medications and medical records to provide safe, efficient and therapeutic care to residentsContact physicians as necessary and ensure physician interventions are timely and appropriate; ensure appropriatedocumentation of resident careReview staffing patterns and census of nursing units; reassign personnel when necessary to ensure residents needs andbudgetary controls are metInvestigate complaints and take necessary action to resolve problemsResponsible during the shift for the total nursing care of residents in the assigned unitAssumes responsibility for compliance with Federal, State, Local, and company regulationsExplains procedures and treatments to resident to gain cooperation, understandingAdministers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniquesTranscribes physician’s orders to resident charts, medication/treatment cards and care plans as requiredCharts progress notes in an informative, factual manner that reflects the care administered as well as the resident’s response to careReceives/gives report from/to nurse he/she is relieving/coming on and records sufficient information and implementsappropriate follow-up action as necessaryFollows established procedures for charting and reporting all reports of incidenUaccidents for residents and employeesConducts frequent rounds to evaluate effectiveness of care delivery.

Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs ofresidentPrepares equipment and aids Physician during treatment and examination of residentObserves resident, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or Physician of resident’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidentsTakes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition ofresidentResponds to emergency situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocolAssists in completion of the care plans (acute and long term) and is involved in the care conference as deemed necessaryParticipates, reports to DON/ Administrator and conducts (as appropriate) investigations related to any alleged abuseEnsures that the progress notes are reflective of the care plan and that the approaches on the c:are plan are being followedAssures that team is aware of the resident care plan, and ensure personnel refer to the care plan prior to administering careMonitors that documentation is completed daily.

Takes report form CNA’s to facilitate accurate documentation in resident medical recordResponsible for all other LVN duties as requiredPerform additional duties as assignedEDUCATION / REQUIREMENTSCurrent State of LVN/LPN with a minimum of 5 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Good standing in the state registry is required.