How to Hire a Charge Nurse

Does your growing business need a charge nurse? A charge nurse manages nursing care and supervise other nurses in their unit.

Here are some tips to help you find great charge nurse candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $24.35 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $8.05$49.25 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Charge Nurse?

Hiring a charge nurse is extremely beneficial for a medical facility. A charge nurse keeps a close watch over patient’s needs while ensuring other nurses are doing so as well. A charge nurse will ensure best practices are being followed and maintain a clean and inviting environment for patients.

Contributions of a great charge nurse:

• Medical professional to tend to patients
• Trained in dispensing of medication and side effects
• Able to answer patient’s questions

Skills to look for in a great Charge Nurse

A great accountant charge nurse candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• State issued medical license
• Experience in a medical setting
• Knowledgeable about medications
• Patience
• Ability to work under pressure
• Professional demeanor

Writing a Charge Nurse job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified charge nurse candidates. A charge nurse job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for charge nurse jobs, such as:

• Nurse Manager
• Charge Nurse (Part-Time)
• Registered Charge Nurse

Interviewing Charge Nurse candidates

Strong candidates for charge nurse positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Experience dispensing medications
• Prior patient care experience
• Their personal nursing philosophy

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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