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Charge Nurse - RN

Company: American Health Companies
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Job Description:

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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