Registered nurse job description sample
This registered nurse job description sample can help you create a job ad that will attract the best-qualified candidates. Feel free to revise this description to meet your specific job duties and job requirements, based on this structure and organization. You can get more ideas about how to write your job description by browsing our nursing job listings.
[Intro Paragraph] Here is your opportunity to provide two to three sentences that will introduce the prospective nurses to your company, culture, and working environment. This is where you can sell your hospital or medical facility to job seekers and set yourself apart from competing registered nurse listings.
Registered Nurse Job Responsibilities:
- Promotes and restores patient’s health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families; and supervising assigned team members.
- Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
- Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
- Promotes patient’s independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand the condition, medications, and self-care skills; and answering questions.
- Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; and following hospital and nursing division’s philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
- Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
- Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; and calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; medication administration and storage procedures; and controlled substance regulations.
- Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
- Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
- Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
- Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
- Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; and using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and participating in professional societies.
- Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information and participating in team problem-solving methods.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
[Work Hours & Benefits] Here is a good place to highlight working hours and benefits specific to your company. Potential nursing applicants want to learn things like team size, nurse-to-patient ratios, and shift rotations. You can also describe the benefits that set you apart, like childcare reimbursements, commuter benefits, and tuition credits.
Registered Nurse Qualifications/Skills:
- Clinical skills
- Bedside manner
- Infection control
- Physiological knowledge
- Administering medication
- Medical teamwork
- Multitasking, listening, and verbal communication
- Health promotion and maintenance
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Active applicable state licensure
- American Heart Association issued BLS and ACLS
- Clean background check and clean drug screen
[Call to Action] Now you need to get potential nursing applicants to apply and teach them how by including a call to action. For instance, let prospective employees know whether you’d like them to submit an application via clicking on the apply button at the top of the job listing, or if you’d rather them email a resume to a specific person at your clinic. Placing the call to action in this location will help candidates find your ad.
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