Extra pay for "charging"

  1. I was wondering about "Charge-Nurse" situations at different facilities. At the facility where I work, there is a Charge nurse on every shift, and you make .58 cents more on the hour if you charge. WOW. I think this stinks, and I was curious about other places.
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   nanablue2
    Full patient load and $1.00 an hour.
  4. by   david81
    Yep, being in-charge, usually entitles you to additional pay. it varies as to how much but it sounds about right. My charge nurse gets 70 cents more on top of her rate.
  5. by   P_RN
    Nothing more. Zero Zip Nada
  6. by   prmenrs
    Since the union came in, it's gone up from $1 to $2.50 last contract. In our 40 bed NICU, she doesn't get an assignment, but if they run out of admits, she has to do deliveries unless she can move babies. If we really get hit, everyone helps.
  7. by   BlueBear
    Full patient load, charge duties as well and NOT ONE RED CENT for your trouble. So, as charge nurse, my first inclination is to put someone else in charge. And I usually do!!!
  8. by   Q.
    Full patient load, charge duties, no extra pay whatsover.
  9. by   nurs4kids
    Full patient load, charge duties, $1/hr more.
  10. by   nilepoc
    18 bed trauma ICU,

    No pt assignment, most nights. (which is good with all the new grads).

    $1.00/hr more, there are two permanent charges for nights and two for days, and then staff does relief on a rotating basis on the seventh day. The permanent charges get 4 hours of office time for a 40 hour week.

    When we are full, to avoid divert the charge will take a one pt assignment.

    Last week I had to be charge, pt assignment, ward clerk, and tech. yeee hah, I went home one tired individual. Most nights we have enough staff though.
    Last edit by nilepoc on Sep 7, '01
  11. by   JillR
    Full patient load and all th crap that goes alongwwith it for a whole 50 cents moree an hour,
  12. by   tonchitoRN
    Dumb question - I have never worked with a charge nurse. What do they do?
  13. by   KidzRN
    At my former work place (very large and busy ER), our charge nurses had the life of Riley! 20-25% pay increase from whatever they were making before the promotion, NO HOLIDAYS, and rarely would they come in on a shift or day that they weren't already scheduled to be at work. IF they did by some miracle, then they would "take-off" early or come in late on their next few shifts to "balance things out".

    Where I work now, they make about 5% more in pay which could be anywhere from .50-.80 cents more an hour.

    I work with an Amanda too......wonder if you are her??

    No chance you're in Alabama at TCHA are ya?

    Just wondering.
  14. by   KRVRN
    They get paid more--not sure how much. No pt load. They have to put a lot of work into staffing for the next shift (60-bed NICU). They take admissions if we get past about 4 or 5 or so a shift. That doesn't happen very often. If we really get slammed with admits or if a baby starts to crash everyone helps.

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Extra pay for "charging"