Charge Nurse RN - Medical Observation Unit
Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.

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Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.

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Northeast GA Medical Center located in beautiful Gainesville, GA will be opening a new Medical Observation/Clinical Decision Unit to care for patients to be observed on a short term basis and/or receive treatment for an initial 24-48 hour period.

If you are seeking an opportunity to learn a specialty associated within our Level 2 Trauma ED, this is it!


  • Licensed to practice as an RN in Georgia
  • Associate Nursing Degree
  • One year in a direct patient care role in an acute care environment and in the specialty
  • National certification in either a clinical or leadership specialty within two years of hire
  • Professional organization membership within three months of hire into the role
  • Three years of direct patient care experience in an acute care environment and within the specialty preferred
  • A degree in Nursing (either BSN or MSN). BSN strongly encouraged within five years.


The Charge Nurse, under the direct and indirect supervision of the Nurse Manager or administrative supervisor, facilitates and assists with all levels of Nursing care provided to patients within a Nursing unit or practice location.
  • The Charge Nurse will assist Clinical Nurses with day to day problem solving and will facilitate communication between care team providers.
  • He/She coordinates, elevates and resolves problems and conflicts as they occur.
  • The Charge Nurse assumes shift accountability for patient flow, matching patient needs with available resources, and elevates patient safety concerns/situations as well as any other situation that is unable to be resolved during the shift.
  • The Charge Nurse leadership role is critical to improving the quality of care provided on the individual Nursing unit/practice setting. In addition to these responsibilities, when needed the Charge Nurse may assume all or partial staff nurse responsibilities.
  • The Charge Nurse is the first level of administration assigned to the unit in the absence of the Nurse Manager.
  • The Charge Nurse participates in Peer Interviewing and Peer Evaluation.
  • The Charge Nurse is included in worked hours per patient day (WHPPD) and is assigned by self to direct patient care assignment as unit need indicates.
  • The Charge Nurse assists in the advancement of the professional practice environment by communicating the NGHS Nursing strategic direction and focusing on activities that support the Nursing strategic direction.
  • Provides Nursing involvement support for VOICE and the NDNQI quality teams including supporting team members in their professional participation.
  • Assists with overall clinical governance and other projects as assigned.

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) offers a comprehensive benefits program, which provides flexibility for employees' diverse and changing needs. These benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and 401K with match.

NGHS also offers tuition reimbursement for employees who are interested in advancing or continuing their education. We reimburse up to $5,500 per degree program, which is pro-rated for part-time employees.

At NGHS, health and well-being have always been cornerstones for our patients as well as our employees. That's why we offer valuable resources and programs to encourage and support a healthy lifestyle.

What does this mean for you? With NGHS' health and welfare benefits, you and your family have the opportunity to:

• Stay healthy with comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage

• Enjoy tax savings with flexible spending accounts and health savings account

• Experience the security and peace of mind with Disability, Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance coverage

Working at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals.

NGHS: Opportunities start here.

Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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