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Charge Nurse RN (Registered Nurse) or LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) - San Rafael

San Rafael, California
Job Type
1 Aug 2022

Sign-on Bonus for New Hires of $7,500

A licensed professional nurse directly under the supervision of the Director of Nursing Services.

The Charge Nurse is responsible for coordinating daily administrative duties of an assigned nursing unit including schedules, nursing assignments, delegation of resident care and supervision of nursing staff.


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or an approved RN or LVN program

Current nursing license, in good standing with the State licensing board

Experience in a long-term care setting, preferred

Strong qualities of leadership, communication, and organizational skills

Ability to provide patient care in accordance with applicable standards, policies, and procedures

Possess critical thinking skills to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate clinical data and observations in developing a nursing plan of care

Comprehensive knowledge of applicable nursing principles, practices, and standards of care

Possess the willingness to work with and supervise professional and nonprofessional personnel

Proficiency of the English language including the ability to speak, read, write, and comprehend the language with minimal to no difficulty

Valid CPR certification

General Duties and Responsibilities:


In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the RN and/or LVN job description, the Charge Nurse will:

Assume responsibility and oversight of an assigned nursing unit including assignment and coordination of nursing care.

Provide supervision and support for nursing staff in accordance with their level of training and the resident's acuity.

Monitor for compliance of facility approved procedures and policies as well as regulations set forth by state and federal agencies


Maintains overall shift operation in a safe, efficient, and effective matter.

Coordinates resident admissions, transfers, and discharges.

Makes daily resident rounds to interview physical and emotional status and to implement any required nursing interventions.

Routinely observes and guides direct patient care staff for appropriate technique and adherence to facility policies and procedures.

Participates in Interdisciplinary care plan meetings and contributes to the individualized person-centered plan of care for each resident.

Ensures that all safety and infection control practices are followed.

Responds to emergency situations.

Ensures that required documentation is complete and is in compliance with regulations and standards as well as policies and procedures

Assists with special projects or other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing.


Communicates with patients and families promptly regarding treatment and care.

Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors and staff.


         Meets with unit personnel, on a regular basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.

         Reviews and evaluates assigned personnel and makes written evaluations to the Director of Nursing and/or designee.

         Coordinates Nursing service with other departments and nursing units.

         Assures that all personnel follow established infection control practices and aseptic techniques when isolation procedures become necessary.

         Follows required coaching and progressive disciplinary procedures.


Presents professional image to consumers through dress, behavior and speech

Functions as a role model to staff.

Treats residents/family members with dignity and respect.

Responds to resident and family concern(s) and assists in resolving grievances. Records grievances per facility policy


Actively participates in the facility's Quality Assurance (QA) program as requested or needed. Assists in correcting findings and deficiencies from the Department of Health Services, Consultants, and the Quality Assurance Team as directed by the Director of Nursing.

         Ensures the protection of health information as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Participates in the facility's Infection Control Program for monitoring communicable and/or infectious disease among residents and staff

Participates in procedures for reporting hazardous conditions or equipment.

Orients new staff members upon request

Attends various facility meetings (care conferences, stand-up meetings, staff meetings, Medicare meetings, discharge plan meetings, etc.) as required

Attends in-services and educational classes to maintain nursing skills competency, and current knowledge for standard of care and effective practices

Performs other position-related duties as assigned.






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  • Job Reference: 672963710-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: San Rafael Healthcare & Wellness Center
  • Location: San Rafael, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent