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Charge Nurse (LPN) – Long Term Care Facility – Baton Rouge, LA



Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse

Job Summary:
He/She is responsible for the care of the residents in a designated area of the facility.
He/She communicates with off going and arriving shifts of personnel to assure the
continuum of quality of care. Makes rounds, evaluating the physical, emotional and
social needs of the residents making sure these are being met through the staff assigned to
work with each group of resident’s needs and provides intervention as indicated.
Supervises the care provided by the Nursing Assistants assigned to the unit, providing
intervention, and education as indicated. Prepares and administers medications and
treatments according to procedures. Consults with physicians, receives, records and
transcribes orders as required. Makes rounds with physicians when necessary. Reviews
resident’s care plans and assures these plans are followed. Documents on records as per
policy and procedures of the facility. Participates in the evaluation of the employees
working under his/her supervision. Participates in staff meetings and inservices as
The Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse is
responsible to the Director of Nursing and/or the Assistant Director of Nursing.
He/She must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing currently registered with
the state agency for nursing licensure and hold a valid nursing license in the state he/she
is employed.
1. Demonstrates leadership and managerial ability.
2. Has the ability to organize, plan and supervise care and the Nursing Assistants
assigned to work a designated unit and shift.
3. Maintains effective interpersonal relationships.
4. Is of good emotional, mental and physical health, having sound judgment and
high professional standards.
5. Must be willing and capable of providing emergency assistance to residents as
6. Is courteous in working with resident, families and employees.
7. Maintains a neat, well-groomed and professional appearance at all times.
8. Has a desire to work with the geriatric resident and their current and prospective
9. Must be willing to be in the facility ready to begin assigned duties on time.
10. Must be willing to be in the facility during weekdays as well as weekend hours.
11. Must be willing to work preferred shifts as scheduled and assist on other shifts as
needed to assure adequate staffing to meet the needs of each resident.
12. Must demonstrate ability to evaluate the geriatric resident’s needs and provide
intervention timely to assure each resident’s needs are met.
13. Must demonstrate ability to evaluate nursing staff needs and provide staff
education timely to provide quality care.
14. Must demonstrate ability to function as a cooperative team member with each
member of the Nursing Department and other departments.
15. Must demonstrate the ability to follow and supervise assigned staff to assure the
facilities policies and procedures are followed and upheld.
16. Must demonstrate the ability to manage and supervise the assigned unit in a
productive, timely manner.
17. Must have a pre-employment and an annual Tuberculosis screening examination.
18. Must maintain a current healthcare provider cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
1 Receives report from the off going shift.
2 Reviews communication systems to be knowledgeable of any unusual
occurrences during the previous shifts.
3 Assigns nursing assistants and other designated personnel assuring each resident’s
needs will be met during the assigned shift.
4 Gives report to Nursing Assistants.
5 Makes rounds of the assigned unit frequently during the shift providing
intervention as needed. During the entire shift, will be attune to needs of the unit
while doing other nursing tasks.
6 Prepares and administers medications as ordered. Reorders medications as needed
in preparation for future shifts. Assesses and documents medication issues as per
7 Provides special procedures as ordered.
8 Completes the treatments as ordered. Assesses and documents new and old areas
of treatment describing in detail the results of staff action and the results of the
treatment. Prepares a weekly skin report for the Director of Nursing. Contacts the
physician for any areas not responding positively and timely.
9 Supervises the meal services for each resident on the unit. Works with the staff to
assure each resident is provided adequate nutrition for each meal.
10 Continually assesses and reassesses residents for risk or complications as a result
of being in the facility. (i.e., skin breakdown, incontinence, contractures, reduced
mobility, reduced involvement in bathing, dressing, or eating, weight loss,
behaviors due to change in lifestyle, etc.)
11 Continually observes progress and quality of work of the Nursing assistants to
assure that residents are turned, repositions, toiled, walked, exercised , provided
food and fluids, well groomed, involved in their specific restorative program,
provides intervention as indicated, etc. Also observes the resident’s environment
to assure a clean and safe environment is provided for each resident.
12 Document on nurse’s notes as per policy. Assures there is accurate and timely
documentation of any unusual observation, incident, or happening.
13 Reviews information, reassess residents, interviews staff, reviews documentation
of each shift and writes monthly nurse progress note using the Interdisciplinary
Care Plan documenting progress or lack of progress toward the resident’s goals.
Writes suggestions for changes to be made to the plan of care on the “Working
Copy” of the Interdisciplinary Care Plan.
14 Admits residents as required.
15 Assists in the ordering and reviewing of results of laboratory tests as indicated.
Notifies physician of results.
16 Notifies the physician of unusual findings as indicated.
17 Assists with auditing charts.
18 Assists with answering and correcting consultant reports.
19 Reviews, signs and provides intervention as indicated for Nursing Assistants
20 Counts required medications with oncoming and off going shifts.
21 Makes appropriate notes in Communication Books to assure adequate
communication is maintained for nursing.
22 Assists in keeping other departments informed of resident’s change of condition
as indicated.
23 Assists in providing inservices for assigned staff.
24 Keeps nurse’s station, medication room clean. Assigns Nursing Assistants to keep
each ancillary room clean and orderly. Assigns staff to keep equipment clean and
proper condition for use.
25 Reviews and updates Medication Administration Record, Treatment
Administration Record, and Nursing Care Flow Records for the upcoming month.
26 Makes rounds toward end of shift to assure area is in order for the oncoming shift.
27 Gives report to oncoming shift.
28 Reviews and assures there is adequate staffing for the oncoming shift. Replaces
known absences in a timely manner.
29 Performs any other tasks as assigned by the Director of Nursing or Assistant
Director of Nursing.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 – $24.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Geriatrics


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Signing bonus


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Medication Administration: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Nursing: 1 year (Preferred)


  • LVN (Preferred)
  • LPN (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

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