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Charge Nurse Job Description

A Charge Nurse is a medical professional who provides care for patients and oversees everything that takes place in a specific ward of a healthcare facility.


Use this Charge Nurse job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. 

Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.


Charge Nurse responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating daily administrative duties, including schedules, nursing assignments and patient care
  • Recording patients’ medical records and monitoring vital signs
  • Supervising nursing staff and overseeing their needs

Job brief

We are looking for a Charge Nurse to join our team and provide excellent care for our patients while supervising nursing staff in the ward of our healthcare facility. 

Charge Nurse responsibilities include providing guidance and support to staff, maintaining a clean working environment and directing nursing staff. 

Ultimately, you will work with a team of nurses to ensure patients receive the care and attention they need throughout your shift.


  • Oversee patient admissions, transfers and discharges
  • Mentor and train new staff while providing support and guidance to all staff members
  • Monitor medical charts and administer compassionate care and assistance to patients and families
  • Liaise with doctors and administrators and communicate any protocol changes to staff
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations
  • Record and maintain accurate reports

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Charge Nurse or similar role
  • Excellent leadership, communication and organizational skills
  • Compassionate with sound judgment and problem-solving
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and medical software systems
  • Ability to handle stress and long shifts
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a Charge Nurse

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