Charge Nurses are responsible to a Head Nurse and assist in management of a defined area of organized nursing services. Charge Nurse allocate resources to promote efficient, effective, and compassionate nursing care, provide input into executive; level decisions, and keep staff informed of executive; level activities.
The Charge Nurse engages the following activities in collaboration with nursing personnel and members of other disciplines:
Provides guidance for and supervision of personnel accountable to the Charge Nurse.
Coordinates nursing services with the services of other health care disciplines.
Assumes responsibility for staffing and scheduling personnel. Assignments reflect appropriate utilization of personnel.
Fosters a climate conducive to education experiences for nurses and students.
Evaluates the quality and appropriateness of care.
Accepts organizational accountability for services provides to recipients.
Assures appropriate orientation, education, and professional development for personnel.