I'm a night shift ICU charge. After assignemnts are made, I take care of my patient's! My load is usually a little lighter than the average, and I serve as a resource for the rest of the staff as needed. I assign new admits to beds, help anyone that's busier than the rest or make a point of asking a less busy RN to help them, round with any early or late MDs, and respond to codes/rapid responses. I also do some auditing, mostly real time--is everything required documented for restrained pts, have "time outs" for bedside procedures been properly done and documented. I even get to watch a few staff every month go in and out of rooms, auditing for handwashing and pt identification. Day shift charge has a 50/50 chance of having patients. Mostly do the same kinds of activities, they round with more MDs, keep the flow of pts moving, and deal with more family issues, just cause theres more visitors during the day.
I'm friends with the onc charges, they pretty much do the same. They don't respond to codes unless it's on their unit, and their audits are more complicated with chemo documentation.
From what I understand, RN's don't "delegate" to each other, delegation only applies to less trained staff--I can delegate a task (walk a pt) to a UAP, but I "assign" another RN the same task.