Posted on: May 16, 2022
Registered Nurse (RN) Charge is a member of the unit leadership:
supervises staff and is accountable for daily shift operations.
"Practice of professional nursing" means the performance of those
acts requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and
nursing skill based upon applied principles of psychological,
biological, physical, and social sciences which shall include, but
not be limited to:
(a) The observation, assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning,
intervention, and evaluation of care; health teaching and
counseling of the ill, injured, or infirm; and the promotion of
wellness, maintenance of health, and prevention of illness of
(b) The administration of medications and treatments as prescribed
or authorized by a duly licensed practitioner authorized by the
laws of this state to prescribe such medications and
(c) The supervision and teaching of other personnel in the theory
and performance of any of the acts.
Nurse Practice Act. The 2016 Florida Statues, Title XXXII,
Regulation of Professions and Occupations. Retrieved from
The Charge Nurse implements the patient care delivery model for the
patient and their family.
- Utilize and ensure compliance with policies, procedures,
guidelines, and reliable methods to make clinical practice
- Recognize and respond to the dynamic situation while sorting
out extraneous detail and exercises clinical judgment based on an
immediate grasp of the whole picture for the patient population of
the assigned clinical area.
- Independently develop, implement, evaluate, and modify clinical
practice matching formal knowledge with critical thinking and
- Collect and interpret complex patient data with clinical events
to make clinical decisions to meet individual patient and family
- Engage in multidisciplinary collaboration, proactively seek
expert consultation, and delegate to other clinicians, as
appropriate, while using evidence-based guidelines.
- Demonstrate knowledge seeking behaviors and identify clinical
questions. Seek/provide advice, resources, and/or education
opportunities to improve patient care.
- Participate in the research process and implement changes in
practice based upon the evidence.
- Caring Practices
- Create a safe, compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic
environment for patients, family, and Associates.
- Promote comfort and healing and prevent unnecessary suffering
with vigilance, engagement, and responsiveness.
- Develop professional and trusting relationships that facilitate
patient/family coping while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Response to Diversity
- Recognize, appreciate, and incorporate differences into the
provision of patient and family centered care, including cultural,
spiritual, gender/gender identity, lifestyle, race, ethnicity,
linguistic, socioeconomic status, age, developmental, and
- Demonstrate effective methods of communication as required to
meet the patient and family health care literacy needs.
- Preserve and protect the confidentiality, autonomy, dignity,
and rights of patient and families.
- Acknowledge and adapt to the organizational culture and
Advocacy/ Moral Agency
- Serve as a moral agent in identifying and help to resolve
ethical and clinical concerns within and outside the clinical
- Advocate on behalf of patients, families, and Associates while
promoting adherence to the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.
- Act as resource for patients and families working towards
resolution of ethical and moral issues. Initiate ethics consult
- Effectively communicate and collaborate with nursing leaders
and the inter-professionals within the hospital system.
- Work with patients, families, and Associates in a way that
respectfully promotes each person's contributions toward developing
and achieving optimal patient and family goals across the
- Participate in team meetings and discussions regarding patient
care and/or practice issues.
- Involve intra- and inter-professional work with colleagues and
- Participate in nursing/hospital governance, councils,
committees, ad hoc teams and/or initiatives to improve clinical
practice and patient care outcomes.
- Facilitate timeliness of patient admissions, transfers, and
- Use the daily management systems and escalation through the
chain of command.
- Utilize appropriate resources to plan and provide nursing
services that are safe, effective, and financially
- Develop, integrate, and apply strategies across the continuum
of care that are driven by the unique needs and strengths of the
patient and family.
- Contribute to the development and revision of standards of care
policies and procedures.
Facilitation of Learning
- Serve as a clinical resource, mentor, coach, preceptor, based
upon unit needs and individual preferences and/or abilities.
- Identify areas of educational needs and facilitate formal and
informal learning for patients, families, Associates, and the
- Assess patients and family's readiness to learn.
- Utilize patient teaching plans that incorporate evidence based
practice and evaluate effectiveness.
- Seek out a mentor to facilitate individual professional
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing or higher nursing degree,
required (from an accredited nursing program)***
- Active Florida or multi-state RN license, required
- National certification in area of clinical specialty
- Minimum of one year RN experience required, 3 years of
pediatric experience in specialty area, preferred
Course Completions - American Heart Association course completion
required on hire:
- BLS Health Care Provider
***INTERNAL CANDIDATES: ASN required; If RN does not have a
bachelor's or higher graduate degree in nursing, the RN is required
to make steady progress to achieving a BSN or graduate degree in
nursing (Progress is defined as enrolled in an accredited BSN
program or graduate degree in nursing program and completing
courses each year).
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