Charge Nurse Job Description

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Charge Nurse Job Description


Job Title: Charge Nurse


Location: [Insert location]


Job Type: Full-time, Part-time


Reports to: Nurse Manager


Job Summary:

The Charge Nurse is responsible for providing leadership and coordination to the nursing staff in a healthcare setting. The individual in this role will supervise and manage nursing staff, as well as assess patient care needs, plan and implement patient care plans, and maintain medical records.


Key Responsibilities:

• Provide leadership and direction to nursing staff and oversee patient care

• Supervise and manage the nursing staff, including hiring, scheduling, and evaluating performance

• Assess patient care needs and develop, implement, and evaluate patient care plans

• Monitor patient progress and ensure that appropriate medical interventions are implemented

• Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician

• Maintain accurate and complete medical records, ensuring confidentiality and HIPAA compliance

• Serve as a liaison between the nursing staff and other healthcare professionals, including physicians, therapists, and social workers

• Ensure that the nursing staff complies with all hospital policies and procedures

• Participate in quality improvement initiatives and ensure that patient care is delivered in accordance with established standards of practice

• Communicate effectively with patients and their families, providing education and support as needed



• Active nursing license in [insert state]

• Minimum of [insert number] years of nursing experience

• Demonstrated leadership and management skills

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Ability to work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals

• Knowledge of electronic medical records and other healthcare technologies

• Commitment to providing high-quality patient care

• Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-stress environment

• Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be exposed to infectious or contagious diseases and may be required to wear protective equipment. The employee may occasionally be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and radiation. The employee may be required to work extended hours or on weekends and holidays.


Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.