Prime Healthcare

Charge Nurse - ICU

Facility Dallas Medical Center
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type


Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion, and community! Dallas Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.


Dallas Medical Center is a 155-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission that offers a wide range of medical services, including 24/7 emergency care, cardiology, wound care, surgical services, cardiac catheterization lab, and outpatient therapy. The hospital is the only trauma center in the vicinity and is also a Certified Chest Pain Center. Dallas Medical Center is a recipient of multiple Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Awards and eight Healthgrades Five-Star ratings over the past three years. For more information, visit



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RN Charge Nurse ICU - Job Responsibilities:

The ICU Charge Nurse is responsible and accountable to the Department Director for the quality of nursing staff and the delivery of patient care during his/her shift and assists the Director in the daily operation of the respective unit(s)/department. He/she provides direct communication with the Director and/or House Supervisor of unanticipated patient care events and/or risk management activities within patient care unit(s); Utilizes nursing personnel effectively, assisting with required scheduling, staffing and assignments; Provides direction, supervision and evaluation of staff and/or staff education as necessary; Assists with performance evaluations, progressive discipline of staff and other related HR activities as needed; Assesses supplies and equipment availability, ensures their proper use and functionality and assists in the daily maintenance of par levels; Collaborates with other department managers/supervisors to ensure smooth coordination of services to patients; enhanced patient flow within the facility and efficient admission/discharge/transfer processes; Assesses patient care delivery and quality of care/documentation on a consistent basis; directs staff members to make immediate changes in the plan of care, as appropriate to ensure patient safety and adherence to regulatory guidelines, hospital policies, procedures, protocols and/or clinical pathways and notifies Department Director, House Supervisor and/or Medical Staff as appropriate utilizing the chain of command. Interviews patients/families on admission and during rounds to enhance positive patient experiences, provide comprehensive orientation to the patient care unit and increase patient/family awareness on how to access services and/or the charge nurse, if necessary. The Charge Nurse may perform direct patient care within scope of practice and clinical competency to ensure patient safety and patient/nurse ratios; he/she shall be temporarily relieved of Charge Nurse duties during such times by Director/designee and shall document details of same on patient care assignment record.



  • Provide nursing staff leadership, identifies and supports challenging situations, and implements urgent policies and procedures in a calm and efficient manner.
  • Provide direct patient care as needed.
  • Supervise nursing staff and monitor their needs.
  • Coordinate daily administrative duties, nursing assignments and patient care. 
  • Oversee patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Mentor and train new staff and provide support and guidance to all staff members.
  • Monitor medical charts and provide compassionate care and assistance to patients and patient families. 
  • Liaison with doctors and administrators and communicating any protocol changes to staff.
  • Record and maintain accurate charting and reports.
  • Utilizes interpersonal skills to maximize excellence in customer service, safe patient care and professionalism.
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations.
  • Contributes to a work environment of caring and cooperation among a culturally diverse workforce and patient population.
  • Performs other duties as needed.



  • Nights


  • Full-time




Education and Work Experience:

  • Current and valid state RN License.
  • Current BLS (AHA) upon hire and maintain current.
  • Current ACLS (AHA) 30 days upon hire and maintain current.
  • Previous supervisory experience, one to two years, in acute care hospital, ICU setting, preferred.
  • Minimum of one year staff nurse in an acute care hospital setting; Critical Care setting preferred.
  • CCRN (AACN) within 2 years of hire, preferred.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN), preferred.
  • Behavioral Violence Prevention (BVP) certificate within 6 months of hire and maintain current.

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