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Charge Nurse - RN (PRN)

Company: Regional Franklin, Tennessee
Location: Franklin
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Details


The purpose of this position is to direct the day-to-day functions of the Aides/Orderlies and other staff being supervised, as well as give direct nursing care to patients.

Description of Required Duties and Tasks:

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.

--- Direct the day-to-day functions of nursing aides and other staff being supervised.

--- Give direct nursing care to patients.

--- Visit all assigned patients at regular intervals during tour of duty.

--- Supervise feeding of patients as necessary.

--- Notify physician when patient's condition warrants.

--- Perform administrative duties, such as documenting of:

o Nurses' notes

o Doctors' orders

o Discharge plans

o Dietary changes

o Reports

o Evaluations

o Studies

o Billing and other charge slips

o Miscellaneous forms, charts, etc.

--- Chart pertinent facts and information in a professional, clear and comprehensive manner.

--- Admit, transfer and discharge patients according to policy.

--- Recognize and respond to changes in patients' conditions and document observations, interventions and outcomes.

--- Order from pharmacy, prepare and administer medications as ordered by physician.

--- Ensure that physicians sign off on all verbal orders and document process.

--- Conduct and/or monitor prescribed treatments, such as dressing changes, drawing of blood, catheter changes, NG tube insertion and removal, laboratory work, etc.

--- Give and receive condition report from the on-coming and off-going shift.

--- Perform emergency procedures, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and in the event of death, notify family and appropriate other parties.

--- Recognize, intervene and report accidents and incidents when they occur.

--- Monitor and update care plans on each shift as appropriate.

--- Supervise and participate in fire safety and other disaster drills and be prepared to carry out duties in the event on an actual event.

--- Recognize, intervene and/or report complaints and grievances from patients, families, visitors and employees.

--- Monitor the facility for possible health and safety hazards.

--- Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records, conditions and other information relating to patients, employees and facility.

--- Follow the established universal precautions and isolation procedures.

--- Encourage an atmosphere of optimism, warmth and interest in patients' personal and health care needs.

--- Meet or exceed the dress code of the facility as specified in the Employee Handbook, which includes neat, clean, odor-free grooming and dress.

Required Skills:

--- Update daily census report and submit as required.

--- Attend and participate in orientation programs, on-going training and educational classes.

--- Inventory and request equipment, supplies, etc.

--- Assist in updates of written policies and procedures of routine nursing care.

--- Participate in surveys made by authorized government agencies.

--- Admit, transfer and discharge patients.

--- Monitor and participate in daily clean-up of the nurses' station.

--- Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

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