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Clinical Services
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1950 StoneRidge
GENERAL SUMMARY:
 
The Charge Nurse is an RN who is responsible for the overall nursing care/service on his/her shift, including the accurate and timely administration of medications, treatments, documentation and emergency calls, as indicated.
 
PRINCIPLE DUTIES:
 
 StoneRidge fully embraces a culture of hospitality.  To that end, we include the following hospitality promises in all of our job descriptions.
  • We greet residents, employees and guests warmly, by name and with a smile.
  • We treat everyone with courteous respect.
  • We strive to anticipate resident, employee and guest needs and act accordingly.
  • We listen and respond enthusiastically in a timely manner.
  • We hold ourselves and one another accountable.
  • We embrace and value our differences
  • We make residents, employees and guests feel important.
  • We ask “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
  • We maintain high levels of professionalism, both in conduct and appearance, at all times.
  • We pay attention to details.
 
Essential Job Duties:
 
  1. Supervises direct care of residents and nursing personnel on his/her shift.
     
  2. Administers direct care as necessary.
     
  3. Gives and receives shift reports.
     
  4. Rounds at least twice a shift to assure proper care is rendered in a safe and clean environment.
     
  5. Keeps physicians and families aware of changes in resident’s condition.
     
  6. Assists in developing comprehensive care plans.
     
    7. MDS Backup and Nursing Input as needed.
     
    Other Duties:
     
  7. Maintains the self respect, personal dignity, and physical safety of each resident.
     
  8. Maintains accurate documentation of all care rendered including Medicare required documentation to support regulations.
     
  9. Responds to resident emergency call system.
     
  10. Interfaces with other disciplines to assure continuity of care and services.
     
  11. Accompanies physicians when making rounds.
     
  12. Encourages restorative care in order to obtain maximum resident independence.
     
  13. Participates in family/resident counseling as necessary.
     
  14. Attends required in-services and meetings to maintain professional knowledge and facility standards.
QUALIFICATIONS:
RN currently licensed in the State.  Current CPR certification. Geriatric/rehabilitation experience with a good understanding of restorative nursing.  Supervisory experience preferred.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
 Frequent standing, stooping, bending, stretching, squatting; may be exposed to blood and body fluids which may contain HIV and/or HBV; must be able to transport residents via wheelchair, geri-chair or shower chair, pushing up to 150 lbs. unassisted. Must be able to transfer, lift, turn and position a resident weighing up to 125 lbs. unassisted, or with the assistance of one for a resident weighing over 125 lbs.. Must be able to stoop, bend, stretch, squat, stand, and walk for up to 90% of the work day. May be subjected to offensive odors and combative behavior. Must be able to reach up to a level of six feet; must be able to push a dietary cart up to 40 lbs unassisted. Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. frequently and 50 lbs. occasionally.
 

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