The average hourly pay for a Senior Charge Nurse (RN) is $36.17.
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Job Description for Senior Charge Nurse (RN)
A senior charge nurse (RN) oversees a department within a hospital and directs its staff, so leadership and managerial skills are essential in this position. These senior nurses may have administrative duties, such as hiring and firing, scheduling, payroll, and carrying out employee evaluations, and will often delegate specific duties to nursing staff. Inventory duties are also necessary so that supplies are always available. Senior charge nurses oversee the admission and discharge of patients;…Read more
Senior Charge Nurse (RN) Tasks
- Coordinate the activities of the unit and assign work to the nursing staff.
- Institute emergency procedures as necessary.
- Communicate patient status to incoming nursing shift and to physicians.
- Educate the nursing staff on patient care.
- Supervise the delivery of care in a nursing unit.
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Popular Skills for Senior Charge Nurse (RN)
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Skills in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Critical Care and Emergency Room (ER) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Elder Care and Team Leadership.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Charge Nurse (RN)
An early career Senior Charge Nurse (RN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $29.51 based on 25 salaries. A mid-career Senior Charge Nurse (RN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.89 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Senior Charge Nurse (RN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.93 based on 93 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $38.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Charge Nurse (RN) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 46.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (22.4% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (13.4% more).
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