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Job Standard for Charge Nurse/Triage Nurse

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Charge Nurse/Triage Nurse Overview

  • Person Group: Professional
  • Job Code: 75362
  • Pay Grade: P3
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Supervisor
  • Family: Health Services
  • Function: Nursing


Provides Supervisory decision making over the nursing clinical assignment, the flow of patients, and other shift-related decisions.

Level Scope

Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. Sets and delegates day-to-day tasks to achieve operational objectives. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the unit; however, supervisory activities must constitute a primary part of the job. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or campus policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Problems typically involve a single area, process or constituent group. Ensures accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. LPN or RN licensure

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to prioritize and adapt during emergencies
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of: how to answer staff and patient questions on a wide range of topics; the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities.
  • Experience: with hospital safety practices and procedures; talking to others to convey information effectively; adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60 % of Time Charge Nurse/Triage Nurse will:

  • Direct the admission, discharge and general flow of patients, and assigning nurses and support staff to patients.
  • Provide guidance on administering care to new patients or those with special needs and answer questions regarding protocol.
  • Develop and implement training courses and organize seminars to help educate and train new nurses and staff.
  • Perform administrative duties such as creating schedules, and maintaining supplies.
  • Inform physicians of any changes in patients’ progress, condition or medicinal needs.

35% of Time Charge Nurse/Triage Nurse:

  • Can be determined by department needs

5% of Time Charge Nurse/Triage Nurse:

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Charge Nurse/ Triage Nurse

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.