The charge nurse assists the Clinical Manager and/or Nursing Director with the management of the unit including participating in employee evaluation, staffing and scheduling, patient and preceptor assignments, oversight of resource utilization, and initiating and overseeing quality improvement activities. The charge nurse acts as a resource and provides information/education to unit staff. The charge nurse is involved in service recovery, promoting customer service to both internal and external customers. The charge nurse is a role model and proponent of the professional nurse as exemplified by their presence on the unit, participation in nursing department initiatives such as the acquisition of Magnet Certification, and organizational committee meetings.
Certifications: Current license in Kentucky. CPR required. Specialty certifications required based upon unit specifications.
Education: BSN required. Graduation from an accredited/approved school of nursing. Credentials in specialty area preferred.
Experience: Two years of patient care experience preferred in specialty area. Must be knowledgeable of current nursing practices.