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Charge RN, NICU

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 112730
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Night
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12531085030920-BCH Intensive Care Nursery


Charge Nurse, NICU 

Winston-Salem, NC  


Embark on a rewarding journey as a Charge Nurse (full time, nights) for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. 


Position Highlights:  


  • Shift Schedule:  Full time, Nights, 7pm – 7am, with weekend rotation  
  • Department: NICU
  • Location:  Winston Salem Campus  


What We Offer:  

  • Generous PTO: Accrue up to 25 days/year, to be used for vacations, sickness, holidays, and personal matters.  
  • Education Reimbursement: We invest in your professional growth, offering up to $2,500 per year towards a bachelor’s degree and up to $5,000 per year towards a graduate degree.  
  • Wellness Incentives: Take advantage of up to $1,350 per year in wellness incentives through our LiveWELL program, prioritizing your well-being.  
  • Parental Benefits: We understand the importance of family, providing six weeks of paid birthing-mother maternity leave and four weeks of paid parental leave.  
  • Retirement: Secure your financial future with up to 7% employer-paid retirement contributions.  



What You’ll Need:  


  • Graduation from accredited School of Nursing; BSN preferred.  
  • Two years’ experience in nursing required.
  • Registered Nurse licensure from the State of North Carolina Board of Nursing  
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required   
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 1 year of hire, per unit guidelines   
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required within 1 year of hire, per unit guidelines   


  • Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and supervise clinical nursing care delivery 
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills 
  • Nursing research and Evidence-based practice 
  • Performance Improvement 
  • Practice Innovation 
  • Professional Nursing Practice Theory 
  • Resilience and flexibility in a changing environment 
  • Standards of clinical nursing practice 
  • Systems for patient safety 
  • Technology/informatics skills 
  • Functions effectively under stressful and difficult situations 
  • Ability to work effectively with the team 




How You’ll Impact Patient Care:  


You will offer guidance, coordination, and assistance to the patient care unit during specified shifts. You’ll also assume responsibility for ensuring high-quality care delivery, patient progression, and service excellence, and fostering a positive workplace environment. You will collaborate closely with the Nurse Manager and Assistant Nurse Manager to drive initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of care provided.



Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:   

  • Leading coordination of nursing care across disciplines, promoting seamless integration of services. Collaborating with PLAC for timely and appropriate patient placement.
  • Fostering effective collaboration through building collegial relationships and clear communication. Serving as a resource and encouraging open communication among staff and departments.
  • Championing a culture of safety for patients, self, colleagues, and the facility in conjunction with the Nurse Manager and Assistant Nurse Manager. Facilitates the Care Delivery Model by monitoring quality and safety outcomes, implementing improvement measures. Ensuring compliance with organizational and regulatory standards.
  • Ensuring care respects patient rights and preferences while maintaining confidentiality and security for patients and staff. Resolving conflicts, collaborating with Service Excellence for service recovery, and empowering staff through shared governance.
  • Collaborating with Nurse Manager to monitor staffing and supplies. Optimizing care provision by aligning workload and resources with industry benchmarks and patient needs to optimize the provision of quality, cost effective care. Facilitating and monitoring the appropriate utilization of staff based on credentialing, education and experience.
  • Creating an environment conducive to ongoing staff development based on Shared Governance and Theory of Human Caring principles and professional practice. Fostering relationships to enhance care delivery and patient and staff satisfaction through a professional practice environment of mutual respect.
  • Demonstrating value for professional nursing practice including the utilization of current standards, the nursing process and patient advocacy. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager, taking responsibility for continuing education, developing best practices and maintaining the highest level of patient care and staff development. 
  • Fostering a patient centered professional work environment through the implementation of Caring Science, the nursing process, staff development and collaborative team interactions for the enhancement of the quality of patient care. 
  • Ensuring/providing appropriate patient care in accordance with specific patient population. Demonstrating and utilizing knowledge of the needs of the patient population specific to the defined clinical area. Maintaining competency related to patient population and identifying strategies to meet related needs. 



Work Environment:

  • Clean, well lit, and comfortable climate 
  • Potential exposure to contamination with bloody or bodily fluids, requiring protective equipment 
  • Highly stressful, dynamic conditions 
  • Required Protective Equipment: eye/face protection, gown, mask, and gloves 


Where You’ll Work: 

Discover an enriching nursing career at Brenner Children's Hospital, nestled in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As part of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center family, you'll collaborate with over 150 full-time pediatric experts across 30+ subspecialties, along with dedicated pediatric surgical specialists. With over 4,500 annual admissions and 21,000 subspecialty visits, your role as a Registered Nurse will be pivotal in providing exceptional care and making a lasting impact on the lives of children and families in our vibrant community. 


If you are a dedicated nurse looking to make a difference in patient care, we welcome you to be a part of our team in the NICU at Brenner Children’s Hospital. Join us and experience the fulfillment of providing exceptional healthcare in a supportive and dynamic environment.  Apply today!

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