To provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities of the
Nursing Staff and the CNAs in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines,
and regulations that govern the facility.
• Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a
graduate of an approved RN/LPN program.
• Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an /LPN in this state.
• Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
• Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant.
• Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors,
government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
• Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws,
regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
• Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with
and supervise other personnel.
• Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into
existing nursing practices.
• Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
• Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.