Charge Nurse(RN)- Acute Care- Inpatient Rehab

WellStar Health System
Marietta, Georgia
Oct 08, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.



Significant  Sign-On Bonus and Relocation assistance offered for qualified experienced RNs.




Calling all RN’s !  Thanks so much for all you are doing for our community.  We invite you to  join our team with a commitment to a  culture of care and compassion. We are Wellstar!  We are PeopleCare!  Ask about our enhanced benefits and highly competitive salary packages! Bring your vision and voice and be seen and heard at Wellstar!  Rehab provides many positive outcomes and a chance to impact  and be empowered by appreciative families and patients with longer length of stays as they rehabilitate back into the community .


Fulltime 7p-7a Charge RN role


The Charge Nurse (RN)  Fulltime 7p-7a for our CARF certified Inpatient Rehab unit at Wellstar Kennestone is responsible for directing and overseeing the daily activities of the unit on an assigned shift to assure successful safe delivery of care.


Come join our wonderful team in a culture of quality and care and  make  a huge impact on  individuals with functional impairments,   provide value to our community as   a valuable member of a coordinated rehab team of professionals and  be given  professional  support  in clinical growth with certification and continuing education.


Our progressive  Inpatient Rehab Unit at WellStar Kennestone  has an immediate opening for an experienced Charge  RN, responsible for assisting individuals with disabilities and/or chronic illness to achieve their greatest potential to maintain maximum function toward productive, independent lives.   In this role, the RN takes a holistic approach to meeting patients’ medical, educational, environmental and spiritual needs.   The rehab staff nurse develops goals in collaboration with patients, their families and the Rehab Team to focus on disease management/prevention, gaining functional independence, and encourages socialization with others.  The RN participates in the interdisciplinary team process at team conference and other team meetings and provides input into team decision making.  We are a CARF accredited program in acute medical rehabilitation as well as a CARF stroke specialty program, which is a vital member of our Comprehensive Stroke and Level II Trauma continuum of care at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.


The Charge Nurse is a caregiver and often takes modified patient care assignment. They practice in a clinical environment that is administered by Nurse Managers and other leaders and is supported through the WellStar Shared Governance Model. The framework for practice is steered by the WellStar Professional Nursing Practice Model and evidence based practice and research. RN competencies are derived from these models and supported by the WellStar Core Competencies.


The RN Clinical Charge Nurse is a proactive member of an interdisciplinary team of licensed and unlicensed care givers who ensure that patients, families and significant others receive individualized high quality, safe patient care. Expectations of practice include: accountability; responsibility and authority for the practice of nursing; effective teamwork; delegation; communication; respect; personal development; and development of team members.


The role contributes to the establishment and maintenance of practices that ensure excellence in patient care, provides for the efficient use of resources, and undertakes leadership task such as staff schedules, unit patient flow, subject matter expertise for clinical concerns, physician rounding, committee involvement, survey readiness, and other task as assigned by the manager, which are basic to the department’s ability to function in a smooth and effective manner.


The RN Clinical Charge Nurse is a resource to other areas opportunity to learn about operational functionality and hospital/facility awareness. He/she is assists in the growth and development of team members in the unit to help build department skills sets and to inspire expertise. This leader brings with him or her ability to build rapport between nurses and physicians to continue service to the patients and is a role model to others. 

Required Minimum Education 

  • Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing as and Associate Degree/Diploma Nurse; Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred.
Required Minimum Licensure/Certification

  • Current/active license as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia;
  • Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position. National certification in area of specialty preferred. (Dependent on area of Service may require additional certification such as ACLS, PALS.)
Required Minimum Experience

  •  One year of nursing experience required, two years preferred. Experience as relief charge with clinical expertise preferred.
Required Minimum Skills

  •  Ability to read, write and speak English language, optimize the use of technology to support clinical care and holds basic computer skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Works well with others in a collaborative, team-focused, patient centered way.
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in written form with all levels of internal and external resources.
  • Analytical skills necessary to solve technical, clinical and managerial challenges. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Sufficient clinical and leadership experience to ensure competence and credibility to lead others.

We’d like to invite you on a career journey like no other! In return for your contributions, we’ll help you make the most of all life’s moments – on and off the job. Wellstar Total Rewards is designed to provide for your total well-being, including: Your Wellness, Your Pay, Your Future, Your Joy.  We think it’s pretty simple – we care for our team members and our team members care for the community.

Make a difference in patients’ lives… and your own! Here, it’s more than healthcare – it’s CareerCare!


Wellstar is one of the largest health systems in Georgia. We know that giving people easy access to our services and locations is an essential part of great care. We offer:

    11 hospitals10 emergency departments300+ medical office locations9 cancer centers55 rehabilitation centers3 hospice facilities1 retirement village21 imaging centers15 urgent care locations5 health parks

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