Nursing

Inside the program: Charge nurse job description

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, June 11, 2010

The following is a complete list of elements that should be present in any charge nurse description:

  • General tasks or duties
  • Responsibilities of position
  • Performance expectations
  • Performance behaviors
  • Reporting structure
  • Qualifications for position: Knowledge, experience, skills, and competency
  • Compensation structure
  • Any additional requirements (e.g., national certification)

Source: Charge Nurse Program Builder: Tools for Developing Unit Leaders

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