About the Job

CHARGE NURSE (Care Center)

Effingham Health System is seeking
a Charge Nurse (Care Center).
Serving our community since 1969, Effingham Health System is more than just an acute medical/surgical hospital and nursing home. Here at EHS "Our People Matter"; we provide our staff with far more than just a place to work. We offer many career paths and we believe job satisfaction is one of the most important attributes of an outstanding organization. We highly value diverse ideas, perspectives and skills that all team members bring based on their unique background and experience. We're the best in our field, and as a future EHS employee, we ask that you to help us get even better
stop order policies and procedures


Under the general direction of the Director or Assistant Director of Nurses in the Care Center, the Charge Nurse will provide direct nursing care to the residents, supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants in accordance with The Joint Commission, federal, state, and local guidelines, organizational and departmental policies and procedures. Communicates with medical staff, other departments, and outside agencies while maintaining confidentiality. Position requires self-motivation, creativity, and capabilities to function in a semi-autonomous role within a fast pace and dynamic environment

Direct the day to day functions of the nursing assistants in accordance with policies/procedures, current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.Coordinate nursing service/resident care with other Care Center services, departments, facilities, providers, and physicians to ensure complete and quality care. Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, filing, etc., as necessary and sign and date them. Periodically review written discharge plans, updating, planning and coordinating as necessary. Participate in surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies. Make oral and written reports concerning the activities of your shift as required. Coordinate with other team members in planning services, programs, and activities. Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required. Complete accident/incident reports as necessary, charting all incidents/accidents involving the resident while following policies and procedures. Make rounds with Physicians, encourage them to complete/review treatment plans, orders, progress notes, etc. Receive telephone orders from physicians and promptly record on the physicians' order form. Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician, and in accordance with applicable procedures and policies. Ensure that the proper medication or treatment is given to the correct patient and verify the identity of the resident before administering the medication or treatment. Order prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment as necessary, and ensure that an adequate stock is on hand to meet the nursing needs of the residents. Report any shortfalls to the Head Nurse. Ensure that all pharmaceutical records are accurate for the shift; notify the DON of any discrepancies. Review medication record for completeness and accuracy of the physician's order and adhere to the stop order policies and procedures
Record new or changed diet orders. Forward information to the Dietary department. Transcribe physician's orders to resident charts, medication administration records, treatment/care plans, as required. Report all discrepancies to the DON, ADON, or RN Supervisor, including discrepancies in physician's orders, diet change, charting errors, discharges, etc. Make daily rounds and report any concerns to the DON, ADON, or RN Supervisor including condition of residents, safety, sanitary conditions, and equipment problems or hazards. Give/receive the nursing report upon reporting in and ending shift duty hours. Notify the DON/ADON of staffing discrepancies and call-ins. Performs IV Therapy via PICC Line, Medline, Subclavian, Groshong and Port a Cath. Perform direct nursing care to include catheterization, tube feedings, suction, dressings and bandages, packs, colostomy, drainage bags, phlebotomy, ROM, massages, care of dead and dying, obtaining lab specimens, etc. Work with the family and the resident to ensure the best possible care, including education, notification of change of health, notification of death, notification of funeral home, dietary requirements, etc. Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area.Participate in CQI, Infection Control, etc. as requested, required, needed, or assigned. Able to provide person-centered care and a person-centered environment. Perform other duties as requested, required, needed, or assigned

. We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Level of Education: Education level equivalent to completion of high school and completion of a Practical Nurse Training course of study

Management skills with critical thinking, team building, communication. Licensure, Certification, Registration: Must have and maintain an unencumbered Georgia Licensed Practical Nurse license, and Basic Life Support CPR certification

: One to two years related experience and/or training preferred