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Charge Nurse- On-the-Job Training

Updated: Feb 8


Education Required


Experience Required

# of Openings

Shift Details

Westminster, CA

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$28 per hour

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Full Time


The primary purpose is the provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing Services or Nurse Supervisor to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.


Administrative Functions

  • Direct the day-to-day functions of the nursing assistants in accordance with currently rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility. Ensure that all nursing personnel assigned to you comply with the written policies and procedures

  • Make written and oral reports/recommendations concerning the activities of your shift as required. Cooperate with other resident services when coordinating nursing services to ensure that the resident’s total regimen of care is maintained

  • Periodically review the resident’s written discharge plan. Participate in the updating of the resident’s written discharge plan as required. Assist in planning the nursing services portion of the resident’s discharge plan as necessary. Admin, transfer, and discharge residents as required

  • Fill out and complete accident/incident reports, chart all accident/incident reports involving residents and submit to Director as required

  • Maintain the Daily Census Report and submit to the Business Office as required

Charting and Documentation:

  • Complete and file required recordkeeping forms/charts upon the resident’s admission, transfer, and/or discharge

  • Receive telephone orders from physicians and record on the Physician’s Order Form. Transcribe telephone orders from physician’s orders to resident charts, cardex, medication cards, treatment/care plans, as required

  • Chart nurses’ notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided to the residents, as well as the residents response to care

  • Report all discrepancies noted concerning physician’s orders, diet change, charting error, etc. to the Nurse Supervisor

  • Fill out and complete transfer forms in accordance with established procedures. Ensure that appropriate documentation concerning unauthorized discharges is entered in the resident’s medical record

Drug Administrative Functions:

  • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physicians. Verify the identity of the resident before administering the medication/treatment. Ensure that prescribed medication of one resident is not administered to another. Review medication cards for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of the physician’s orders. Notify the attending physician of automatic stop orders prior to the last dosage being administered

  • Ensure that the adequate supply of floor stock medications, supplies, and equipment is on hand to meet the nursing needs of residents. Report needs to the Nurse Supervisor. Order prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment necessary

  • Ensure that narcotics records are accurate for your shift. Dispose of drugs and narcotics as required

Personnel Functions:

  • Participate in employee performance evaluations, determine your shift’s staffing requirements, and making recommendations to the Nurse Supervisor concerning employee dismissals, transfers, etc. Review and evaluated department’s workforce and make recommendations to the Nurse Supervisor

  • Develop work assignments and/or assist in completing and performing such assignments. Provide leadership to nursing personnel assigned to your unit/shift

  • Review complaints and grievances made or filed by your assigned personnel. Make appropriate reports to the Nurse Supervisor as required.

  • Receive/give the nursing report upon reporting in and ending shift duty hours

  • Report occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals

Nurse Care Functions:

  • Inform nursing personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignments, etc. Ensure rooms are ready for new admissions. Greet newly admitted residents upon admission and escort them to their rooms as necessary. Participate in the orientation of new residents/family members to the facility

  • Requisition and arrange for diagnostic and therapeutic services, as ordered by the physician. Consult with the resident’s physician in providing the residents’ care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc. Review the resident’s cart for specific treatments, medication orders, diets, etc. Make periodic checks to ensure that prescribed treatments are being properly administered by certified nursing assistants and to evaluate the residents physical and emotional status

  • Notify the resident’s attending physician and next-of-kin when there is a change in the resident’s condition

  • Administer professional services such as: catheterization, tube feedings, suction, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy, and drainage bags, taking blood, giving massages, and range of motion exercises, care for the dead/dying, etc. Use restraints when necessary. Obtain sputum, urine and other specimens for lab tests as ordered. Take and record TPRs, blood pressures, etc. Monitor seriously ill residents

  • Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as necessary. Assist in arranging transportation for discharged residents. Ensure that discharged residents are escorted to the pick-up area

  • Inform family members of the death of residents. Call funeral homes when requested by the family. Ensure that established post-mortem procedures are followed

Staff Development:

  • Participate in developing, planning, conducting and scheduling in-service training classes including new hire orientations and “how to do the job” trainings

  • Attend and participate in outside trainings including, but not limited to: OSHA, TB, HIPAA, Abuse Prevention, Safety, Infection Control, continued education to maintain license

Safety and Sansation:

  • Assist the Director and/or Infection Control Coordinator identifying, evaluating, and classifying routine and job-related functions to ensure that tasks in which there is potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded. Ensure all personnel performing tasking involving exposure to blood/body fluids participate in appropriate training programs in advance.

  • Ensure that an adequate supply of PPE are on hand and are readily available. Ensure all work areas and resident’s areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner

  • Participate in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the infection control program for monitoring communicable and/or infectious diseases among personnel and residents

Care Plan and Assestment Funstions:

  • Review care plans daily, inform Nurse Supervisor of any needed changes, ensure Certified Nursing Assistants are aware of the care plans.

  • Assist the Resident Assessment /Care Plan Coordinator in planning, scheduling, and revising the MDS, including the implementation of RAPs and Triggers.

Budget and Planning Functions:

  • Report suspected or known incidence of fraud relative to false billings, cost reports, kickbacks, etc.

Resident Rights:

  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information. Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information

  • Monitor nursing care to ensure all residents are treated fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect. Ensure all nursing care is provided in privacy and that nursing service personnel knock before entering resident’s room

  • Ensure that all nursing service personnel are knowledgeable of the resident’s responsibilities and rights including the right to refuse treatment. Ensure that nursing staff personnel honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Ensure that such requests are in accordance with the facility’s policies governing advance directives

  • Review complaints and grievances made by the residents and make a written/oral report to the Nurse Supervisor indicating what action(s) were taken to resolve the complaint or grievance. Maintain written record of the resident’s complaints and/or grievances that indicate the action taken to resolve the complaint and the current status of the complaint. Report and investigate all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property

Skills Learned During On-Job Training:

  • All skills and responsibilities listed under Administrative Functions

  • All skills and responsibilities listed under Charting and Documentation

  • All skills and responsibilities listed under Drug Administration Functions

  • All skills and responsibilities listed under Personnel Functions

  • All skills and responsibilities listed under Nursing Functions

  • All skills and responsibilities listed under Staff Development

  • All skills and responsibilities listed under Safety and Sanitation

  • All skills and responsibilities listed under Care Plan and Assessment Functions

  • All skills and responsibilities listed under Budget and Planning Functions

  • All skills and responsibilities listed under Resident Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved LPN/LVN program

  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN or LPN/LVN in California

  • Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities

This opportunity is available to WIOA participants only. To enroll in the program or inquire about services please email us at

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