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Charge Nurse-RN/LPN

Company: Ossian Health and Rehabilitation
Location: Ossian
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Come join us at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Assisted Living as our Charge Nurse to make a difference!
If you are looking for a career that can make a difference, then Ossian Health and Rehabilitation/Assisted Living is the place for you. Our work family is made up of a variety of talented and committed team members who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives they serve. Each employee contributes their unique skills and abilities with the key goal of enabling our residents to reach and maintain their highest functional abilities. Every job matters at Ossian Health and Rehabilitatio/Assited Living. We believe in what we do and know our hands make a difference.
As a nurse in our facility, look at what benefits you can enjoy:

  • Competitive starting wage with additional pay for experience
  • Paid life insurance
  • 401k opportunities after your first year
  • DailyPay! Work today, get paid today!
  • Monthly Celebrations and recognitions
  • Medical, Vision and Dental InsuranceNew and Improved Benefits for 2022!
    • $5,000 Tuition Reimbursement Per Year
    • $40,000 Student Loan Assistance Program
    • Quarterly Wage Increases
    • Quarterly Attendance Bonus Program
      Responsibilities:Primary Job Function
      The primary purpose of this position is to provide for the daily care, health needs, safety and comfort of the resident. This includes providing professional assessments and documentation of the resident's health and assisting with the management of the assigned units, RNs, LPNs, CNAs and QMAs.
      Primary Responsibilities
      • Supervising, performing and providing written/verbal care assignments, routine skills and procedures to ensure the quality of care to residents. This includes:
        • Providing supervision, direction and evaluation of floor nursing staff on designated unit;
        • Participating in the development and implementation of resident care plans/MDS, maintaining up to date nursing care plans/MDS, documenting progress, and making recommendations for revisions to care plans/MDS according to facility policy and procedure;
        • Assisting the Unit Manager with the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability for the functions and activities of nursing services;
        • Keeping the Unit Manager or ADON/DON informed of all significant happenings on the unit;
        • Being responsible for assuming all management duties in the absence of the Unit Manager;
        • Notifying DON/Unit Manager of any major decline or event with a serious outcome according to policy;
        • Making daily and periodic resident visits to observe for symptoms, reactions to medication and/or treatments, changes in condition, gauging unexpressed needs and ascertaining the need for additional or modified services. This includes ensuring that staff is doing the same.
        • Supervising staff in monitoring each resident's psychological functions, fluid balance, elimination, electrolyte status, laboratory results, respiratory status, neurological status and nutritional status to detect deviations from normal and gage progress;
        • Ensuring that safe staffing levels are maintained through staff absenteeism according to facility policy and procedure;
        • Supervising the obtainment and documentation of vital signs, intake and output, weights, diet supplements and replacements, cultures, etc. according to facility policies;
        • Notifying physician, family and supervisor if changes occur in resident's health or mental state, in accordance with facility policies, and taking appropriate actions;
        • Receiving, documenting and following physician orders according to facility policies and ensuring staff is doing the same;
        • Making rounds with the physician if requested by the physician in the absence of the Unit Manager;
        • Supervising and being responsible for preparing and administering medications, including parenteral and non-parenteral, as well as contacting pharmacy to place physician ordered prescriptions/refills;
        • Implementing restorative nursing measures according to policy and in collaboration with Restorative Nurse;
        • Supervising and/or providing care to residents with special needs in accordance with standards of care (i.e., residents with behavior management plans, Foley catheters, G-tubes, oxygen, tracheotomy, etc.);
        • Supervising staff in starting and maintaining IV's as ordered by physician (LPNs must have IV Certification on File);
        • Assisting with the orientation and on-going training of staff to assure required skill levels are maintained for all staff;
        • Being prepared to handle emergencies as they come up (i.e., rescheduling work assignments and work schedules, etc.).
        • Attending scheduled in-services, staff meetings, workshops and seminars as required/assigned and ensuring staff does the same;
        • Providing emotional support to residents and families and encouraging family involvement in resident care. This includes handling family concerns professionally and following through with their satisfaction;
        • Maintaining the confidentiality of all residents and their care to ensure resident rights and privacy are protected at all times; &
        • Reporting and documenting resident and/or visitor incidents, accidents, complaints or allegations according to the facility's policy and procedure using the designated occurrence reporting system;
        • Providing medical record documentation in accordance with facility policy and procedures:
          • Completing (24) hour reports, end of shift reports, shift narcotic counts, and documenting the destruction of outdated/discontinued medications in the medication destruction record according to facility policy and procedure;
          • Completing necessary documentation and teaching of residents for residents' admissions, transfers and discharges according to policy and procedure;
          • Maintaining up to date resident medical records, according to policy and procedures on nursing observations and actions taken (i.e., medications/treatments given, daily pertinent nursing notes, weekly/monthly summaries of resident status and all nursing assessment forms);
          • Coordinating assignments for Floor Nurses and Aides; and
          • Performing an inventory on supplies daily and reporting needs to the nurse in charge or person responsible for acquiring supplies;
          • Complying with safety requirements, infection control measures, and maintaining a clean work environment in accordance with facility policy as indicated by:
            • Using protective devices (side rails, soft limb restraints, Geri chairs and poseys) appropriately and supervising their use;
            • Abiding by all emergency protocols for crash carts, resident codes, fire safety, missing residents, tornado preparation, violent residents, Wander guard alarms, door alarms, and other facility policies as assigned;
            • Reporting any forms of abuse witnessed or aware of to the nurse in charge immediately;
            • Following infection control and universal precautions procedures;
            • Following periodic cleaning schedules for equipment and returning equipment to proper area after use, and
            • Ensuring the nursing service work areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner.
            • Performing other duties as assigned by Manager, which may include functioning as a staff nurseQualifications:Minimum Qualification/Requirements:
              • Must possess specific educational and experience requirements such as:
                • A high school diploma or GED.
                • A graduate of an accredited school of nursing and possess a valid RN or LPN license in good standing according to State and Federal requirements.
                • Knowledge on the use of computers, e-mail accounts, software programs such as Word and Excel and minor office machines such as faxes and copiers.
                • Have a thorough understanding of the principles of safe effective nursing practices within the State of employment.
                • Must possess managerial and interpersonal skills such as:
                  • The ability to follow written and verbal instructions, function independently and make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action;
                  • Personal integrity and the ability to deal tactfully with residents, family members, visitors, government agencies and personnel;
                  • The ability to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel;
                  • Requires judgment in prioritizing the performance of tasks, duties and responsibilities in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures
                  • The ability to be discrete and protect the integrity of confidential information and stay within Corporate Compliance and HIPPA;
                  • Patience, a cheerful disposition, enthusiasm and a willingness to handle residents based on whatever maturity and physical level in which they are currently functioning;
                  • The ability to adhere to professional code of ethics, and
                  • The ability to relate information concerning a resident's condition to the appropriate staff members. Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our employees and meeting our obligation to provide and maintain a facility that is free of known hazards. Accordingly, we require certain measures be taken to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our residents and visitors; and the community at large from the COVID-19 virus, which may be reduced by vaccinations. Therefore, this facility requires all employees to be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. All employees are required to provide proof of at least one vaccination for the COVID-19 virus. If you feel that you are unable to receive the vaccination for religious or medical reasons, please discuss this with Ossian's Human Resource Director.

Keywords: Ossian Health and Rehabilitation, Fort Wayne , Charge Nurse-RN/LPN, Healthcare , Ossian, Indiana

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