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LPN or RN Charge Nurse

Health and Human Services

ROANOKE

LPN or RN Charge Nurse

  • 493908
  • 4550 SHENANDOAH AVENUE , ROANOKE, Virginia, United States, 24017
  • Virginia Veterans Care Center
  • Health and Human Services
  • Full-Time (Salaried)

Title: LPN or RN Charge Nurse

Hiring Range: $62,400 - $65,520

Agency: Dept of Veterans Services

Location: Virginia Veterans Care Center

Agency Website: www.dvs.virginia.gov

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Monitors/Supervises direct care staff (C.N.A.) in performance of health related duties. Educates and/or counsels as needed. Holds staff meetings and gives in-services as required. Consult with Nursing Supervisor/Unit Managers on issues when necessary. Daily rounds of high risk residents or residents with wounds for brief changes per facility policy and turning & repositioning per standards. Acts as Unit Manager when needed. May be required to cover Assisted Living Unit or any Nursing Unit. Observe and evaluate the physical and emotional status of all residents and take necessary action. Assess residents for physician and specialist needs. Consults with physicians, receives, records and implements orders as required or schedules appointments as directed. Makes rounds with physicians when necessary. Monitors unit for cleanliness and ensures equipment not in use is stored properly. Completes all required documentation associated with the position. To include but not limited to Incident/accident reports, charting, referrals, assessment, admissions, reports to on-coming staff, chart medication/treatments in resident’s electronic record. Document resident behaviors and/or other monitored requirements. Document resident health changes via acute care nurse’s notes and shift change nursing report sheet. Verifies medications from pharmacy for accuracy and notifies pharmacy of errors. Prepare and administer medication and treatments according to procedure. Responsible for medications and equipment on the unit and maintains a neat and orderly work area. Monitor supplies of necessary materials for nursing care and informs Central Supply or Nursing Supervisors of needs. Monitors medication refrigerator’s ensuring all medications have current order and are in date. Assist with in-house activities as nursing schedule permits. Informs staff when ill residents cannot participate in activities and when they can resume activities. Coordinates with activity staff as needed. Assures that proper safety measures for residents and personnel are followed. Sees that residents are clean and well groomed; report problems to Unit Manager or Nursing Supervisor. Monitors the cleanliness and working order of resident items such as false or partial teeth, glasses and hearing aides. Report needed repairs to appropriate staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have a current Licensed Practical Nursing license or Registered Nurse in the state of Virginia.

Preferred Qualifications:

CPR certification required upon hire or willing to obtain.

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Applicants are encouraged to be specific regarding job related knowledge, skills and abilities. Resumes are encouraged but do not substitute submittal of the online application. Criminal History Check and Pre-employment drug screening and two TB Skin Tests are required. Preference given to veterans provided they meet all of the state requirements. This is a continuous recruitment position so applications will be held for 90 days if positions are not available. Completed state application is required to be considered for this position. Salaries for current state employees will be determined according to the current state compensation plan.

Contact Information:

Name: Kristen Johnson

Phone: 540-982-2860 Ext. 4903

Email: kristen.johnson@dvs.virginia.gov

 

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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