SCA owns and/or provides management services to 205 ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in partnership with approximately 2,800 physicians and in affiliation with 105 health systems. SCA's clinical systems, service line growth strategies, benchmarking processes, and efficiency programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities – clinically, operationally, and financially.
Multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center with seven Operating Room suites. Procedures include ophthalmology, orthopedic, plastic, spine, GYN, general, podiatry, otolaryngology, and pain management.
Charge nurses supervise and support a nursing staff, while also treating patients. They are responsible for maintaining a high level of patient care, evaluating other nurses and acting as an educational resource for nurses.
Managerial Duties and Responsibilities
Charge nurses are experienced registered nurses who have displayed leadership, management and communication skills. They are responsible for managing, supervising and assisting the nursing staff, as well as providing administrative support and patient care.
Regular duties include directing the admission, discharge and general flow of patients, and assigning nurses and support staff to patients. While daily goals must be met, effective charge nurses are flexible and able to prioritize and adapt during emergencies.
Charge nurses provide guidance on administering care to new patients or those with special needs and answer questions regarding protocol. They frequently work with other nurses and patients to create a plan of care that is individualized to a patient's needs. Charge nurses develop and implement training courses and organize seminars to help educate and train new nurses and staff.
Administrative Duties and Responsibilities
Aside from managerial responsibilities, charge nurses perform administrative duties including creating schedules, maintaining adequate supplies and informing staff of changes to protocol. In some settings, charge nurses plan budgets for the nursing staff.
Nursing Duties and Responsibilities
While most duties and responsibilities are managerial and administrative, charge nurses also provide patient care. Although the number of patients and relative difficulty of each case may vary depending on the schedule.
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