Charge Nurse Job Description

Charge Nurse Job Description

May 16th, 2019

Also referred to as nursing sisters, Charge Nurses are in charge of a specific ward at a healthcare facility or hospital. Aside from caring for patients, they supervise staff and ensure that everything runs smoothly during their shift.

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We are seeking a motivated Charge Nurse with excellent leadership and communication skills. As a successful candidate, you will provide assistance and care for patients, supervise nursing staff, offer guidance and support, maintain a clean and safe working environment, and ensure that all operational tasks are completed efficiently and on time.

To excel in this role, you will need to be a licensed nursing professional with at least three years of experience in a healthcare environment. You should enjoy working with people, have excellent organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure.

Charge Nurse Responsibilities

  • Record patients’ medical records and monitor vital signs.
  • Supervising nursing staff and monitoring their needs.
  • Coordinating daily administrative duties, including schedules, nursing assignments and patient care.
  • Overseeing patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Mentoring and training new staff and providing support and guidance to all staff members.
  • Monitoring medical charts and providing compassionate care and assistance to patients and families.
  • Liaising with doctors and administrators and communicating any protocol changes to staff.
  • Ensuring compliance with all health and safety regulations.
  • Recording and maintaining accurate reports.
  • Identifying issues or emergencies and responding in a calm and efficient manner.

Charge Nurse Requirements

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse.
  • Further certification may be required.
  • Prior experience in a healthcare facility required.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and organizational skills.
  • Compassionate with sound judgement and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and medical software systems.
  • Ability to handle stress and work shifts.

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