CHARGE NURSE opportunities at Verland!
$7500 SIGN-ON BONUS!
The RN Charge Nurse is responsible for leading his/her team of nurses in the management of their residents assigned on a given shift. The RN Charge Nurse is part of a team of professionals that provide clinical care to the residents of Verland's Sewickley campus. This is an hourly, non-exempt position.The most important characteristic about Verland employees is that we truly value and respect those we serve and believe that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. Our vision statement is to “Be recognized as a world leader in commitment and advocacy for all human beings with disabilities to live lives of dignity with maximum opportunity to achieve personal potential”.
About Verland: Verland is a non-profit family of residential homes and services supporting 230 individuals with intellectual disabilities, many of whom have multiple physical challenges. In the nearly 40 years since its founding, Verland has grown to be one of southwestern Pennsylvania's largest provider of services for people with severe disabilities.
The following is a list, not all inclusive, of duties the Charge Nurse is responsible for:Performs comprehensive physical health assessments.Responds to medical emergencies and provides care and treatment of residents in emergency situations.Will control the emergency scene in the absence of the primary care provider, and makes the decision as to whether the individual should be transported to the emergency room by EMS.Maintains emergency equipment and supplies in designated area and ensures that equipment and supplies are checked daily by nursing staff.Assists with the planning, developing, coordination and evaluation of activities related to nursing function in the ICF.Educates and trains of all levels of staff members and serves as a preceptor to new nursing staff members. Assists the new nurse to complete the orientation checklist, observes and gives feedback as the new nurse performs daily assignments, plans daily learning experiences, discusses progress during orientation, and serves as a continued resource for the new nurse.Assists the DON and ADON with supervision of nursing staff, provides oversight of subordinate nursing staff, delegates work assignments and reviews nursing activities in the ICF.Communicates health status needs to other disciplines, including physicians, nursing staff, residential and program staff, and family members as needed.Actively participates in the interdisciplinary team meetings in order to manage and coordinate health care to achieve optimal health. Attend annual staffing and I.T.R. reviews as a contributing member of the Interdisciplinary Team.Participates in competency based training, continuing education activities and meetings in order to maintain competence in nursing best practice.Provides teaching and training to staff and individuals including but not limited to medication administration, immunizations, and treatment and observation of individuals for unusual symptoms and reactions.Reviews physician’s orders and Medication Administration Records to ascertain that medications/treatments are administered as ordered. Notifies the DON/ADON of any exceptions, omissions or errors. Administers and documents the prescribed medications and treatments.Document and gives daily reports to each oncoming shift of nursing staff and the Direct Care staff.Review ordered individual medications and treatments monthly.Ensures all assessments and documentation are completed by the appropriate staff for each shift.Responsible for calling in replacement staff (staff not already on the schedule or agency staff) in the event of a call off. If unable to fill the vacancy, may call the ADON/DON for assistance.
Verland offers excellent benefits! Flexible hours,Medical, Dental, and vision,Employee Assistance Program,Generous Paid Time Off,Retirement Savings Plan,Enhanced Wage Options
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES-Must have the ability to provide patient care; to prepare and maintain records; to organize, coordinate and evaluate nursing activities and delivery of health services; to interpret policies and procedures; to interpret health care regulations; to plan, assign and/or supervise the work of others.Must have the ability to appropriately interact with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, with their family members, and with staff members.Must have the ability to work independently and productively with all levels of staff.Must have the ability to comprehend individual records, physicians’ orders, and to communicate information effectively.Must be able to establish positive working relationships with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team.Must be able to document individual care in a comprehensive manner, according to professional and legal standards.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING-Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and hold current Pennsylvania Licensure.At least two years of experience as a practicing RN in a health agency, hospital, or related health care facility required.Bachelor’s degree preferred.Charge Nurse or management experience preferred.Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and have all required clearances.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS-This position requires the ability to lift and/or carry 50 pounds or less independently or over 50 pounds with the assist of one. Requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping and reaching. The ability to walk outdoors in inclement weather to administer nursing care. Ability to see, hear, speak and write is required.