WellStar Health Systems Charge Nurse - Surgical Inpatient Unit in Douglasville, Georgia

Job Title:

Charge Nurse - Surgical Inpatient Unit

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Douglasville, GA


Douglas Hospital

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Full/Part Time:





Surgical Unit


WellStar Named on the 2016 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work ForĀ® List

At WellStar we deliver world-class healthcare. Over 11,000 individuals work together to meet health demands and needs. To deliver world-class healthcare, we equip our facilities and team members with the best technology, resources, and education. We seek to improve the way we deliver care knowing each day holds more miracles, more life, more chances, more compassion, and more opportunities.

Join the team named one of the Top 100 Companies by Working Mother Magazine

Hours for this full-time position are 7p-7a.

Charge RN Overview

Our Charge Registered 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. Also a caregiver and often takes modified patient care assignment. Practices 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 Practice Model, 5-Star Nursing and evidence based practice and research. RN competencies are derived from these models and supported by the WellStar Core Competencies.

Our 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.

It is expected that all RN Clinical Charge Nurses are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association.

As a member of the patient services team, it is expected the individual upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals. Must possess advanced clinical expertise and utilize this expertise to support and promote the delivery of safe, age appropriate and culturally aware patient care and serves as a partner in care.


Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing required

Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) preferred

National certification in area of specialty preferred

Licens e/Certification:

Current/active license as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia required

Current CPR/BLS card from the American Heart Association required on the first day of employment


Experience with direct patient care preferred


Strong interpersonal, collaborative skills along with customer service skills required

Ability to function in a fast paced environment and respond to emergencies in using a decisive, composed, and respectful manner

Excellent time management skills

Strong use of analytical and critical thinking skills

Basic computer skills and the ability to optimize technology to support clinical care

Ability to read, write, and speak English

WellStar is a shining example of what happens when talented and passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the communities we serve. Every time we treat, heal, and encourage a patient toward wellness, we achieve our mission and realize our vision.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your interest in WellStar!