POSITION DESCRIPTION: A licensed professional LVN Charge Nurse.The Charge Nurse is responsible for staff assignment and provides overall supervision of resident care activities. QUALIFICATIONS Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or an approved LVN program. Current nursing licensure in the state in which practicing. Strong organizational skills. Possess, as a minimum, training in a skilled nursing care facility, hospital, or other related medical facility. Possess leadership ability and the willingness to work with and supervise professional and non- professional personnel. Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures. Ability to Read, write and speak the English language. Possess mental and physical health. GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: CLINICAL The LVN will complete all required record keeping forms/charts upon the resident s admission, discharge, transfer, etc. File in the resident s chart and/or forward to the appropriate department Receive verbal orders from attending/alternate physician and transcribe the physician s order sheet. Initiate resident Plans of Care on admission. Chart TPRs, blood pressures and blood glucose as required. Order prescribed medications, supplies and equipment as established by the facility s policies and procedures. Review physician s orders and transfer/preadmission information for completeness. Prepare/administer medications as ordered by the physician. Answer telephone inquiries as outlined in the facility s established policies and procedures. Chart licensed nurses notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided as well as the resident s response to the care. Forward new diet orders, and/or diet changes to the dietary department. Transcribe physician s orders to resident s charts, Medication Administration Records, Treatment Administration Records and RNA sheets to assure that they remain current. Verify the identification of the resident before administering medication or treatment. Requisition and arrange for diagnostic and therapeutic services as ordered by the physician. Assure that narcotic records are current at all times Admit, transfer and discharge resident. Assist in arranging transportation and packing as necessary. Check resident charts for specific treatment, medication orders and schedules daily. Administer professional services such as: catheterization, tube feeding, suction, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy and drainage bags, taking blood, sputum, and urine specimens, care of the dead/dying, etc., as established by the facility s policies and procedures. Make rounds with the physician and assist with examination and treatment. Review medication sheet for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of physician orders and adherence to stop order policies. Assist in carrying out restorative and rehabilitative programs to include self-help/care. Perform routine charting as required. Report all discrepancies of physician order, diet or charting to the RN Supervisor or Assistant Director of Nurses. Check food in resident s rooms that is brought in by the resident s family or visitors in accordance with the facility s established policies and procedures. Initiate restraint assessment on all new admissions. Monitor and document behavior of residents on psychoactive medications Record Intake and Output, and complete monthly evaluation as per the facility s policy and procedure. Following completion of an approved competency check with an RN an LVN may reinsert a G-Tube on an established track only. SUPERVISION Meet with unit personnel, on a regular basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services. Review and evaluate assigned personnel and make written evaluations to the RN Supervisor or Assistant Director of Nurses Co