How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and
ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion,
pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar,
our mission is simple, yet powerful:
to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We
are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when
the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a
difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's
The Charge Nurse
(RN) is responsible for directing and
overseeing the daily activities of the unit on an assigned shift to
assure successful safe delivery of care. The Charge Nurse is a
caregiver and often takes modified patient care assignment. They
practice in a clinical environment that is administered by Nurse
Managers and other leaders and is supported through the WellStar
Shared Governance Model. The framework for practice is steered by
the WellStar Professional Nursing Practice Model and evidence based
practice and research. RN competencies are derived from these
models and supported by the WellStar Core Competencies.
The RN Clinical Charge Nurse is a proactive
member of an interdisciplinary team of licensed and unlicensed care
givers who ensure that patients, families and significant others
receive individualized high quality, safe patient care.
Expectations of practice include: accountability; responsibility
and authority for the practice of nursing; effective teamwork;
delegation; communication; respect; personal development; and
development of team members.
The role contributes to the establishment
and maintenance of practices that ensure excellence in patient
care, provides for the efficient use of resources, and undertakes
leadership task such as staff schedules, unit patient flow, subject
matter expertise for clinical concerns, physician rounding,
committee involvement, survey readiness, and other task as assigned
by the manager, which are basic to the department’s ability to
function in a smooth and effective manner.
The RN Clinical Charge Nurse is a resource
to other areas opportunity to learn about operational functionality
and hospital/facility awareness. He/she is assists in the growth
and development of team members in the unit to help build
department skills sets and to inspire expertise. This leader brings
with him or her ability to build rapport between nurses and
physicians to continue service to the patients and is a role model
- Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing as and
Associate Degree/Diploma Nurse; Baccalaureate degree in nursing
(BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred.
- Current/active license as a registered nurse in the State of
- Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart
Association on the first day of employment in position. National
certification in area of specialty preferred. (Dependent on area of
Service may require additional certification such as ACLS,
- One year of nursing experience required, two years
preferred. Experience as relief charge with clinical expertise
- Ability to read, write and speak English language,
optimize the use of technology to support clinical care and holds
basic computer skills;
- Strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking and
- Works well with others in a collaborative, team-focused,
patient centered way.
- Communicates effectively both orally and in written form with
all levels of internal and external resources.
- Analytical skills necessary to solve technical, clinical and
managerial challenges. Ability to communicate verbally and in
- Sufficient clinical and leadership experience to ensure
competence and credibility to lead others.
We’d like to invite you on a career journey like no
In return for your contributions,
we’ll help you make the most of all life’s moments – on and off the
job. Wellstar Total Rewards is designed to provide for your total
well-being, including: Your Wellness, Your Pay, Your
Future, Your Joy.
We think it’s pretty simple – we care for our team members and our
team members care for the community.
Make a difference in patients’ lives… and your own! Here, it’s more
than healthcare – it’s CareerCare!