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NTG Groups, LLC Skilled Nursing RN Charge Nurse in Elk Horn, Iowa

Job Summary

This position provides care to assigned residents in a caring, safe and efficient manner and is responsible to perform the following according to

location standards, procedures and individualized resident care plans:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Completes comprehensive nursing assessment of all residents on admission and on an ongoing basis according to state and federal regulations

using the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, intervention and evaluation). Demonstrates competence in clinical skills as identified on

Competency Verification and Training Checklist. Assures assigned residents receive ordered medication, treatments and other procedures

within defined time frames, utilizing appropriate infection control procedures. Demonstrates familiarity with the therapeutic effects and side

effects of all medications administered. Obtains equipment / supplies to provide care as needed. Assures procedures are followed for pressure

ulcers, dehydration, malnutrition, incontinence, pain and medication administration. Accurately completes glucometer testing and control

monitoring according to procedure. Implements specific approaches to deal with behavior, enhances residents' mood state according to resident

care plan. Assures resident care for assigned residents is completed through reviewing documentation and updating as necessary. Uses the

EMR accurately. Documents actions and notations for all resident condition changes according to policy and procedure. Records daily skilled

nursing notes (GSS #183). Documents all actions taken related to admission, discharge, transfers or death. Documents incidents or accidents in

resident record and all necessary forms (incident reports, etc.) Completes behavior documentation according to policy and procedure.

Completes seven-day observation tool. Assists/participates in quality improvement process, including audits and corrective procedures as

assigned. May complete the assigned portions of the MDS for Nursing and sign the MDS forms to signify completion of the process. Assures

physician's orders are processed and physicians notified in a timely manner. Makes rounds with physicians as assigned. Attends or obtains

resident report prior to beginning shift. Receives and shares information; observes and reports residents' conditions. Responds promptly to

resident call lights. Directs and assists with resident, family/significant other education. Notifies family on condition changes etc. Reports /

assures timely follow up of signs / symptoms of resident infections.

Basic Responsibilities:

This position will be held accountable for complying with all related laws, regulations, company policies and procedures pertaining to his or her

position and for fulfilling his or her obligations under the organization's corporate compliance program.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are

required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Education Experience

Licensure Certification:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Prior work experience in like or related position preferred.

Maintains required certification / qualifications and associated standards. Licensure for state of practice is



Knowledge: Knowledge of basic nursing skills; knowledge and familiarity with the therapeutic effects and side effects of all

medications administered.

Physical/Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to

successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee

will operate/activate/use/prepare/inspect/place/detect/position objects, tools, or controls. The employee will

frequently communicate/express oneself/exchange/observe/assess/detect information relative to this position.

The employee is required to maintain a stationary position/move/position self in response to job tasks. Must

be able to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises assigned employee(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the

organization's policies, procedures and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and

training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and

disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; fostering an environment for employee


Accommodations: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential


Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Frequency of travel may vary based on business


Weight Lifting Requirement: 35 lbs.