Charge Nurse Omaha, NE

Charge Nurse

Full Time • Omaha, NE

The Rose Blumkin Jewish Home is one of the BEST places to work as a Charge Nurse in the Omaha Metro Area!

  • Lowest resident to staff ratio in the city
  • Casual employee and family focused environment
  • Flexible hours
  • Well-staffed, fully equipped, and clean
  • Beautiful, recently renovated campus

We are looking for individuals committed to providing the highest quality resident care. We are team focused. We only hire the best. No drama. Quality care is our priority. Our residents are from all faiths and backgrounds, and our employees are too!!

We offer a full benefits package for our full time employees. Including a free membership to our state of the art fitness center. 

If you are serious and want to join our team, you better be special, as our Resident’s deserve the best. We have the following position open:

  • Full Time-Evenings: 2:30pm to 10:45pm and every other weekend.
  • Pay Rate: Based upon experience. Will include a shift and weekend differential

Please note, we do conduct background checks, physicals, and drug screens as part of the job offer process.

Additional Job Description details listed below:

Primary Purpose of Job 

Provide direct nursing care to the resident and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities within the facility during the tour of duty. To ensure residents receive quality resident care, which is in compliance with current Federal, State and Local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the facility and as may be required by the Director of Nursing, or designee, to maintain quality resident care.

Qualifications

Education

- Graduate with a nursing degree from an accredited college or university; or Graduate from an approved LPN/LVN program.

Credentials

- Hold a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse or an LPN/LVN in the State of Nebraska.
- Maintain continuing education hours according to State licensure requirements.
- CPR Certified.

Other

- Speak and write the English language in a legible and understandable manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supervise and evaluate all direct resident care and initiate corrective action as necessary (i.e., resident’s personal appearance, clothing, grooming, performance of ADLs, application and removal of positioning devices, repositioning, receipt of nourishments, food/fluid and toileting needs).
  2. Follow, supervise and initiate corrective action, as needed, to assure implementation of the Resident’s Rights.
  3. Provide direct resident care and supervise response to resident’s calls for assistance.
  4. Follow established standards of nursing practices.
  5. Follow and interpret facility policies and procedures to residents, families and physicians.
  6. Count narcotics and exchange keys at change of shift.
  7. Obtain report from nurse that s/he is relieving and record sufficient information to implement appropriate follow-up action.
  8. Provide report to nurse coming on duty in sufficient detail to ensure appropriate follow-up.
  9. Conduct resident rounds daily, initiate corrective action when necessary and report problems to the supervisor (i.e., Manager, DON/ADON, etc.).
  10. Identify resident’s needs/problems, change in resident’s condition and emergency situations and intervene appropriately.
  11. Report changes in resident’s condition to the physician, Director of Nursing and responsible party promptly and initiate necessary follow-up action.
  12. Review, revise and utilize resident care plans to ensure individualized resident care.
  13. Prepare nursing assistant’s assignment and provide instructions to nursing assistants based on the resident’s care plan.
  14. Document observations, changes in resident’s condition, assessments, cares/treatments provided, physician’s orders, telephone communication with X-ray, laboratory, families, responsible party, etc. accurately and in sufficient detail to promote follow-up and appropriate resident care.
  15. Participate in staff meetings and educational programs as requested or assigned.
  16. Order medications, document receipt of medications from the pharmacy and store drugs and biologicals in compliance with manufacturer’s, pharmacy and State and Federal guidelines.
  17. Prepare, administer and document administration of medications, treatments, enteral nutrition, etc. as ordered and in compliance with facility policies and procedures and current standards of practice.
  18. Monitor, supervise and direct the medication and treatments provided by Medication Assistants to assure proper administration, documentation, etc.
  19. Monitor meal trays to assure proper diet is served.
  20. Monitor residents at mealtime to assure proper assistance from staff and assist/feed residents, as needed.
  21. Perform tasks and duties in a manner, which prevents or controls the spread of infection.
  22. Observe all facility safety policies and procedures.
  23. Maintain a safe, neat and clean working environment within the resident rooms, medication room and throughout the facility.
  24. Supervise assigned staff to ensure their compliance with safety and infection control practices.
  25. Identify safety hazards and infection control problems and initiate corrective action immediately.
  26. Listen to resident, family or physician concerns and initiate corrective action and report concerns to the Director of Nursing.
  27. Assume responsibility for compliance with facility policies/procedures and Federal, State and local regulations within the assigned unit.
  28. Follow staffing guidelines and assist with direct resident care as needed to ensure quality resident care.
  29. Supervise and initiate corrective action and/or assist with disciplinary action and performance evaluations of assigned staff.
  30. Participate in the comprehensive assessment, care-planning process and care conferences as requested or assigned.
  31. Assume accountability for information contained in employees’ handbook and responsibility for enforcing the policies, rules and regulations within his/her span of control.
  32. When the opportunity exists, transport residents in wheelchairs, Geri chairs, etc. in an appropriate and safe manner to meals, activities, etc.
  33. Become familiar with and foster an atmosphere that promotes and embodies the principles of the Eden Alternative.
  34. Perform other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

  • Ability to function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel and support agencies.
  • Able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Communicate appropriately and in an understandable manner with residents, staff, visitors, volunteers, etc.
  • Communicate with residents who have impairments such as aphasia or dementia.
  • Communicate appropriately with residents, facility employees, family members, medical staff, consultants, volunteers, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Able to tactfully handle situations with residents, personnel, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, support personnel and the general public.
  • Consistently present a professional demeanor, i.e., appearance, mannerisms, verbal communication, etc.
  • Dependable, punctual, come to work and meetings as scheduled.
  • Able to perform those activities that requires judgment and skill and is based upon nursing knowledge.
  • Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertains to long-term care.
  • Possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
  • Able to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the facility policies and procedures, programs, goals, objectives, residents care plans, etc. that are necessary to provide quality care.
  • Possess patience, tact, enthusiasm and a disposition, which is conducive to promoting resident’s rights and quality care, as well as a willingness to handle difficult residents.
  • Ability to incorporate new methods and principles into existing nursing practices.
  • Maintains communication and interpersonal relationships with the residents, their families, support departments, volunteers, etc., which promote meeting the needs of the resident.
  • Able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
  • Able to keep all Resident, employee and facility information confidential at all times.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks.

Physical Requirements

  • Lift and move (push, pull, etc.) a minimum of 50 pounds and on occasion, assist in lifting and/or moving 100 pounds or more.
  • Sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, perform fine and gross movements with the hands/fingers and move about intermittently throughout the workday.

Working Conditions

  • Work in well-lighted and ventilated office area(s), as well as throughout the facility (i.e., medication rooms, nurses’ stations, resident rooms, dining areas, etc.)
  • Subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday.
  • Subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to blood-borne pathogens including the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
  • Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel and visitors.
  • Subject to contact with chemicals such as shampoo, soaps, disinfectants, etc.
  • Subject to sharp utensils, i.e. scissors, razors, etc.
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.

Customer Service Statement

Of the utmost importance is attention to excellent customer service. How we interact with clients, Residents, co-workers, community members and vendors impacts our reputation and affects our future. It is expected of all employees that they complete their responsibilities with a positive attitude, enthusiasm and always showing dignity and respect toward those we interact with.





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Benefits at a Glance

Most employers offer benefits, but the JFO provides benefits that go beyond the paycheck. We are committed to offering a comprehensive and competitive package that provides options for our employees and their families.

Benefits are effective the first of the month following after 30 days. Employees must be regularly scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week.

Health, Dental, Vision
Great rates and several options.
Long Term Disability, Group Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Employer Paid
Voluntary Life & Short Term Disability
Health Savings or Flex Spending Accounts
Retirement Plan: 403b
After one year, employer match up to 5%.
Paid Time Off
11 Paid Holiday
Discounts & Free JCC Membership
Child Care Discount, Professional License Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program
Nursing Bridge Program & Shuker Scholarship