Charge Nurse (RN), Step Down, Part Time, Days

Job Description

Location: West Chester
Department: Step Down ICU
Hours: Part Time
Shift: Days

WCH Step Dow Unit (SDU) 17 Bed Unit

UC Health is hiring a Charge Nurse (RN) for the Step Down Unit at West Chester Hospital.

The Step Down Unit Charge Nurse will support West Chester Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at our Level III Trauma Center, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.

West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. West Chester Hospital has also achieved Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC), and the hospital is routinely ranked among the best places to work in Ohio and Greater Cincinnati.

Unit Details :
  • West Chester Hospital is committed to building a great culture in our nursing staff.
  • The SDU nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:3.
  • We empower our staff nurses to promote change in the unit.


The Charge Nurse reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager in all matters of patient care and unit operations. The Charge Nurse is the person who reaches out for the appropriate resources to respond to care needs in the unit. situation to situation and patient to patient. The Charge Nurse is responsible for assigning nursing care activities at the beginning of the shift and during the shift. The Charge Nurse uses knowledge derived from the principles of biological, physical, behavioral, social and nursing sciences to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. The care is culturally based and age-specific.
  • Assessment: Demonstrates nursing clinical skills necessary to make pertinent and accurate assessments of the physical, psychosocial, spiritual and educational needs of the patient.
  • Planning: Utilizes collected data to establish and prioritize a list of actual and potential individualized age-specific patient problems and or needs.
  • Implementation: Implements plan of care and interventions to provide quality care based in assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.
  • Evaluation: Continuously evaluates nursing practice in relation to the standards of care and individual plan of care.
  • Documentation: Nursing process is accurately and concisely documented, including evaluation of treatment.
  • Leadership: Effectively manages care through others.
  • Productivity: Considers factors related to cost and effective outcomes when planning patient care.


  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing, minimum required
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, preferred
  • At least one year of nursing experience required; previous additional clinical.

Join our team as a Charge Registered Nurse (RN) in our Step Down department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

Join our team to BE UC Health. Be Extraordinary. Be Supported. Be Hope. Apply Today!

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.