ED Charge Nurse


: $69,820.00 - $96,690.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Nursing

Job Description

Nason Medical Center

Exciting new career opportunity as an ED Charge Nurse!

The Emergency Department Charge Nurse is responsible for supervising the nursing activities performed by staff in the absence of the Department Manager, including providing direct patient care when needed. The Charge Nurse will work directly with the ED Manager to ensure quality provision of patient care and compliance with Federal and State standards governing the Medical Center.

Responsibilities included, but are not limited to:
  • In the absence of the ED Manager supervises and directs the daily functions of ED nursing staff on respective shifts ensuring established nursing objects and standards are maintained.
  • Ensures all patient services are coordinated and maintained; follows Medical Center nursing objectives and standards.
  • Provides direct patient care when needed; maintains continuity of care during shift transitions. Assists with triage, communicates patient status to appropriate parties (i.e. nursing staff, Physicians, family members).
  • Responsible for answering patient questions, addressing concerns, and monitoring admissions, discharges, ED flow and patient traffic.
  • Observes job performance of nursing staff and provides direct feedback to ED Nurse Manger.
  • Appropriately documents all required aspects of nursing care in a clear, concise, and timely fashion. Ensures staff complete all required reports in accordance with applicable policy/procedure, following all HIPAA and Patient Privacy guidelines.
  • Follows correct channels of communication, Chain of Command. Actively and consistently communicates concerns or needed areas of improvement with the ED Nurse Manger and Chief Nursing Officer.
  • Follows and enforces strict adherence to safety and infection control rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • With the directive of the ED Nurse Manager, responsible for the coordination of other related nursing and management responsibilities as necessary, including education, training initiatives, audits, and data abstraction.
  • Remains flexible and adaptable in work schedules and work assignments as defined by the Emergency Department and Medical Center needs.

Job Requirements

Required Skills
-Ability to effectively communicate, understand and instruct employees.
-Strong leadership, supervisory and problem-solving skills.
-Must be able to remain calm under stress, be patient, courteous and tactful.
-Serves as a strong role model and employee mentor.

Minimum Work Experience
-Minimum 2 years of ED, Critical Care experience or demonstrated competency.
-Previous experience in a supervisory, charge nurse capacity preferred.
-Working knowledge of nursing practices/procedures and guidelines governing Emergency Care.

Required Licenses
Current Registered Nurse License in the state of Pennsylvania required.

Minimum Education
Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred.
Certification in ACLS, BLS, PALS required.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
Associated topics: asn, hospice, intensive care, intensive care unit, neonatal, nurse clinical, nurse rn, psychiatric, staff nurse, surgical * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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