Charge Nurse (RN)

Day 12 hour
Bobby Jones
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Why Wellpath

NOW is your moment to make a difference! Join our Wellpath family at Alpine Special Treatment Center and make a difference everyday providing care to society’s most vulnerable and often overlooked individuals. Our team has the distinct honor and responsibility to show up with non-judgmental compassion to provide hope and healing to those who need it most. For those of you whose calling it is to serve others, you’ve come to the right organization. This is your moment not only to advance your career, but to join a mission that aligns with yours. We are Wellpath. We are the right people, striving to do the right thing. We will continue to create healthier communities — wherever we go, wherever we grow — one patient at a time.

About this role

The Charge Nurse is an advanced level practical nurse position. The Charge Nurse works in collaboration with the Nurse Manager, Director of Nursing, Program Director, Unit/Floor Manager and physician(s) to plan, direct, and evaluate the care provided for clients and their families. The Charge Nurse possesses expert clinical knowledge, which the Charge Nurse applies to collect and assess data in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to provide therapeutic care systematically and continuously.
The Charge Nurse communicates routinely with the physician(s) and the direct care leadership and/or other health team members to establish goals and strategies for meeting the continuing care needs of the client, family, and/or other care provider. care in accordance with nurse practice acts and the professional nursing role.
The Charge Nurse maintains expert clinical knowledge in nursing practice and assumes responsibility for the professional development of self, other direct care staff, and students. The Charge Nurse serves as a role model and clinical resource for other nursing personnel and direct care team members.

What you bring to the table


  • Degree from an accredited school of nursing; is a basic requirement for all Registered Nurses.


  • Two (2) years – Four (4) years of experience as an RN, such as could have been attained in a long term care, med/surg or inpatient psychiatry, or similar setting that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform satisfactorily the duties of the position may be considered.
  • RN at this level are expected to perform all duties within the scope of their license (e.g., medication administration, floor nurse assignments). However, completed work may require routine or detailed higher-level review depending upon the complexity of the duties involved.
  • Two (2) years of increasingly responsible leadership experience to include charge, lead or supervisory responsibilities. (Preferred)
  • Two (2) years of inpatient psychiatry experience (Preferred)


  • Must possess a current, unrestricted California license as a RN (required)
  • Current CPR/BLS certification (required)
  • CPI Certification (provided by the facility within first 90 days of employment).

What you will do


  • Initiates multidisciplinary collaboration to positively impact the outcomes of care provided. Effectively communicates with the medical staff, clinical team, Nursing and Program Leadership to solve complex multidisciplinary problems.
  • Communicates with referring facilities and emergency medical services regarding clients expected in the facility.
  • Coordinates the flow of client admissions, transfers, and discharges with other Charge Nurses as needed. Ensures distribution of workload among team members and determines assignments based on skills and abilities of the team through effective delegation and supervision.
  • Coordinates the reception and delivery of the team’s shift report.
  • Initiates steps to support and enhance the client’s responsibility and self-determination in decision making concerning health, treatment, and wellbeing. Involves the individual client/family in identification of requirements/perceptions of learning needs and preparation to assume self-care upon discharge.
  • Acts a leader through participation in unit and/or departmental quality assurance structure in order to improve care.
  • Informs on coming charge nurse of residents’ condition(s), services rendered during the shift, and the plan of care which has been developed.
  • Participates in department and facility performance improvement activities.
  • Implements actions prescribed by DON that are necessary to correct deviations from established standards of documentation and nursing care (incident reports, plans of correction, documentation deficiencies, etc.).
  • Participates in debriefing following an incident as necessary and facilitated by staff leads.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits


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