Registered Nurse, Inpatient Charge OFN
Posted on: March 20, 2023
The Charge Nurse, under the direct and indirect supervision of the
Nursing Unit Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator and/or Hospital
Supervisor facilitates and assists with all levels of nursing care
being provided to a group of patients within one nursing unit
during the period of one working shift. In addition to these
responsibilities, the Charge Nurse frequently assumes all or
partial staff nurse responsibilities. The Charge Nurses are
directly accountable to the Nursing Coordinator for the unit. The
Charge Nurses assist the staff nurses with day to day problem
solving, communication between shifts, and may serve as a link
between staff nurse and the Nursing Coordinator.
- The Charge Nurse will assist in the supervising of nursing
personnel: Assist in the interviewing process of applicants for
posted positions and makes recommendations to the Coordinator.
Support organizational goals and objectives. Provide input into
staff evaluations. Monitor performance of staff and provide
documentation of performance problems to the Coordinator. Provide
input into the development and maintenance of staffing patterns for
the patient care unit and helps to monitor day-to-day staffing and
utilization of nursing resources. Coordinate staff meetings under
the direction of the Coordinator.
- The Charge Nurse will contribute to overall functioning of the
Unit by monitoring resources. Identify and communicate to the
Coordinator systems problems that interfere with effective client
care and convey risk situations to the Coordinator. Participate and
give input into trend analysis for the operational budget. Assist
with materials management, ensuring availability of supplies
needed. Provide direction during emergency situations as
- The Charge Nurse will actively participate in providing and/or
facilitating client care. Participate in the development and
implementation of standards of client care, policies and procedures
and protocols. Coordinate and participate in the delivery of
patient care on a specific unit. Utilizing the nursing process: 1.
Assess need and priorities of patient. 2. Assist in the
implementation of nursing care. 3. Evaluate effectiveness of
nursing care. Participate in the development and ongoing monitoring
of quality assurance activities. Provide input into and participate
in development and achievement of departmental goals and
objectives. Participate in multi-disciplinary patient care
conferences and discharge planning activities as appropriate.
Identify and assist in problem-solving both intrashift and
intershift. Keep Coordinators Hospital Supervisors informed of
problems/resolutions. Function within expected behavior standards
of Staff Nurse as participating in role.
- The Charge Nurse will function as an educator for other health
care professional and clients. Assists in development and
presentation of in-service programs. Participates in clinical
orientation to the nursing unit. Participate in the planning and
provision of education/teaching to patients and their families.
Serve as a resource to other departments in area of specialty.
- The Charge Nurse will participate in professional activities
for self and others. Support departmental and organizational
philosophy, goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Participate
in meetings, special projects, and committees as designated.
Support and/or participate in research programs approved by the
Department of Nursing as designated. Promote interdepartmental and
intradepartmental communications. Foster good public relations.
Assume responsibility for own continuing education and
- The Staff Nurse will apply knowledge of organizational
expectations of personnel policies and procedures. Follow
appropriate policies and procedures for use of time in work
environment, including absenteeism and tardiness. Monitor and take
corrective action to prevent recurring absences. Return promptly
from breaks and schedule them in concert with co-workers to provide
appropriate coverage of unit and client care activities.
Consistently on time and ready to work at start of shift and has
assignments completed at end of shift. Maintain confidentiality of
all client and organizational records. Release information
according to established policy/procedure. Demonstrate a positive
attitude while at the work site. Does not conduct personal
conversations when members are waiting for service. Does not carry
on discussions regarding other staff members, the organization, or
medical care in public areas. Restricts personal business to
non-client care areas during bonafide break times. Identify self by
wearing a name tag, and verbally introducing self by name, title
and/or department. Address members with courtesy and respect.
Provide assistance to members or connects member with appropriate
person when needed. Apply same courtesy standards to members on the
telephone as in person. Basic Qualifications:
- Three (3) years of Registered Nurse experience, one year in
clinical specialty. Education
- Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
- High school diploma or GED. License, Certification,
- Registered Nurse License (in the state where care is provided)
- Basic Life Support Additional Requirements:
- N/A Preferred Qualifications:
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Job Category: Nursing Licensed & Nurse Practitioners
Keywords: Kaiser, Portland , Registered Nurse, Inpatient Charge OFN, Healthcare , Washougal, Oregon
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