Registered Nurse (RN), Charge, Labor & Delivery, Full Time, Night

Job Description

Location: West Chester
Department: Labor & Delivery
Hours: Full Time
Shift: Night

UC Health is hiring a Charge Registered Nurse (RN) for the Labor & Delivery for the night shift at West Chester.

The OBSCU serves a diverse patient population and wide range of diagnoses throughout patients' pregnancies, including but not limited to diabetic management, cardiac complications such as cardiomyopathy, preterm labor, preeclampsia, and more. The OBSCU is a fast-paced work environment in which each day will teach you something new.

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.

Unit Details:
  • Magnet facility and shared governance is very supported on the OB unit
  • Clinical ladder program- opportunity for advancements from a CN 1 nurse by doing unit projects that comes with monetary benefits as well as career engagement.
  • Diverse patient population and wide range of diagnoses throughout patients' pregnancies


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.

Leadership: Effectively manages care through others.
  • Demonstrates accountability for completion of assigned work.
  • Accepts and fulfills Charge Nurse duties.
  • Assigns patients appropriately to caregivers based on patient needs and skill level of staff.
  • Adjusts assignments as patient needs change.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and a cooperative attitude when adjustments are necessary, including assuming the assignment of another RN due to staffing changes.
  • Acts as a resource person for new personnel, float and/or supplemental staff working on the unit, and documents and evaluates competency as required.
  • Assures assignment sheet is updated with current patient information every shift.
  • Provides care for full or partial patient assignment based on staffing needs for the day/shift (unit specific).
  • Charge Nurse will assign lunches and breaks for nursing and support staff. Assist RN's who are busy or overwhelmed with work as needed as applicable.
  • Monitors for performance concerns and addresses applicable concerns by staff follow up and coaching.
  • Informs Clinical Manager/Clinical Coordinator of significant staff performance or discipline issues.
  • Complete applicable audits and evaluation forms specific to our unit.
  • Hand washing
  • Wearing appropriate isolation attire
  • Hourly rounding
  • Validating all orders were completed for the shift
  • How quickly staff are responding to call lights
  • Other as applicable Provides leadership, direction, and moral support to other staff members.
  • Remains calm during stressful situations and assists staff to prioritize work assignments/tasks.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and acts as a staff role model.
  • Demonstrates interpersonal problem-solving skills.
  • Listens to staff concerns and follows up as applicable.
  • Builds successful caring relationships with staff. Gives and receives constructive feedback.

Productivity: Considers factors related to cost and effective outcomes when planning patient care.
  • Manages workload effectively. Initiates care in a timely manner.
  • Abides by Time and Attendance Policy.
  • Supports effective use of staff and supplies.
  • Makes self as visible as possible to staff.
  • Works scheduled shifts as needed to meet the needs of the unit, to include: will work 12 hour shifts; may be asked to work some weekends (depending on units needs); and will work assigned holidays.
  • Works with Clinical Supervisor/House Manager to balance staffing needs based on census and acuity levels, and to staff within unit defined productivity targets.
  • Obtains approval from Clinical Manager/Clinical Coordinator before approving staff schedule changes that would result in overtime.


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

    Required Skills and Knowledge: The RN demonstrates the knowledge, abilities and skills to provide culturally-specific patient care and education. The RN effectively communicates with peers, utilizes appropriate channels of communication and maintains confidentiality. The RN demonstrates evidence of continuing professional growth. The RN demonstrates the ability to accept and implement change, as well as the ability to work in a culturally diverse setting. The RN demonstrates ongoing competency in clinical performance for age-related care, growth and development needs, treatment protocols and psychosocial needs of patients, with the primary focus on adult and geriatric patients.

    Licenses and Certifications: The Charge RN is a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, who holds a current license to practice nursing in the state of Ohio. Membership in a professional organization is desirable, but not required. BCLS required prior to patient contact. ACLS telemetry and certification(s) specific to medical/surgical, orthopedic, critical care or gerontological nursing desired.