Help needed--Charge/Triage Nurse Roles and Policy

  1. Hi all,
    I now work at a smaller community hospital ICU , and was asked to assist to review our triage/charge nurse orientation process. We rotate triage among staff members. Our triage always has 2 patients, out of a 12 bed ICU. There is no additional pay benefit. I was wondering does your hospital have a specific charge/triage job description and orientation plan? How long does orientation last?

    In researching at our hospital, we do not have a specific description and will be writing one.

    Would love if you could share what charge/ triage entails at your place? Do you have a written policy you could share.

    Last edit by cicugirl on Jun 28, '16
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    About cicugirl, BSN, RN

    Joined: Feb '08; Posts: 5; Likes: 1
    MICU RN; from US
    Specialty: 18 year(s) of experience in MICU, CCU, Surgical ICU