I am an acute charge nurse, or Clinical Coordinator which is my official title. My responsibilites are far greater than the team that I am in charge of. My nurses will go out to dialyze individual patients in the ICU and get to sit down and read a book for 4 hours. I get 4 patients in my acute room, with one tech. The phone never stops ringing. I am given order by the docs and I must assign patients across 5 facilities. I need to figure out how many hours each person has to avoid them going into overtime. I design new ways of documenting information. I compile information throughout the day...how many patients, how many treatments, how many nurses doing those treatments. I fill in AORs, I do the QA for the month. I file all the flowsheets and generally keep track of all the paperwork. I deal with questions from other managers from all different departments and have to be ready for the State walking in the door at any minute. I have to ensure that all the medications are in date and not expired, that we have enough dialyzers, pheresis setups and CRRT dialysate. I need to ensure all the machines are current with their PMs and contact Biomed when machines break. Somehow, in between all of that, I need to do patient care also. It's a LOT of work but I love it. I work ten times harder than anyone else and I don't earn much more than they do, but I am glad I do what I do. Hope that helps.