i was wondering how different med-surg floors utilized charge nurses. if you could share some of the job descriptions and responsibilities, patient load....please mention which shift you are explaining the duties for. on my floor day charge usually takes no patients or a couple that are to be discharged that day, evening charge can take anywhere from the same number of patients as non charge to 1-2 less, midnight charges usually has a full load. some of our charge nurse responsibilities include placing patients when admitting calls, taping report for the whole shift, rounding with the docs.....our floor also does not have a charge nurse job description. do any of your hospitals? and if so could you share?