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JMS Senior Living Charge Nurse, LPN or RN in Saint Peters, Missouri

DescriptionPosition Summary: Responsible for the total nursing needs of residents and supervises nursing staff to deliver the highest quality of care in accordance with the standards, policies and practices of the department.iEssential FunctionsPerforms skilled nursing services to fulfill Care Plan directives and physician orders to ensure quality care and treatments to residents.Responsible for managing and overseeing nursing services and quality of care for residents.Sees to the implementation of Care Plans and physiciansi orders and fulfillment of all required treatments for residents.Monitors the work of CNAs, CMTs, RAs and NAs and assists where needed.Observes the performance of nursing staff during shift; resolves employee issues; reports employee issues to the DON.Takes call on a rotating basis as scheduled by the DON.Performs all required duties to ensure proper admission and discharge.Documents and reports any noticed or reported changes in or concerns about resident conditions to the DON.Appropriately charts all nursing care per facility policies and procedures.Has resident information available for primary care provider during visits and informs provider of all resident changes or needs.Performs rounds with attending physician as directed by the DON.Makes work assignments and ensures shift coverage is adequate to deliver necessary level of care.Effectively delegates work duties to department staff.Receives shift report prior to providing care and communicates resident care needs to CMTs and CNAs; provides shift report to oncoming charge nurse.Directs, instructs and supervises department staff in nursing best practices, infection control and care quality.Participates in new employee orientation and on-the-job training as directed by the DON.Ensures compliance with federal, state, local and company health, safety, and sanitation laws, regulations and standards, including Standard Precautions and Infection Control Guidelines.Supervises the medication program including orderly medication storage, accuracy of medication/narcotics inventory, proper dispensing and destruction, and timely chart documentation.Notifies the Medical Records and Supply Clerk and Environmental Services staff regarding observed equipment and physical plant issues.Protects the confidential nature of resident information and adheres to resident rights.Follows all company policies and procedures.Communicates with and maintains positive interactions with residents, family members, caregivers, physicians, and others as needed.Assists staff and residents with mealtime activities.Responds to emergency situations and determines the need for emergency services, physician and/or family members.Works extra hours when necessary and performs duties of other positions as needed.Prepares reports and summaries as required by DONReports supply or inventory needs to the Medical Records and Supply Clerk.Attends all required training and meetings.Attends all in-services as directedComplies with the companyis employee safety prevention and accident reporting program.Participates in conducting fire drills and other safety drills.Timely response and follow through on all communications.Cooperates and problem-solves with other departments and staff, residents, vendors, and others to support overall team and corporate goals.Maintains comprehensive knowledge of nursing best practices.This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.RequirementsQualificationsMust hold a current IV-certified License Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse license provided by the Missouri State Board of Nursing,Dedicated interest in assisting a senior population.Curr

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