Registered Nurse Job Description

Registered Nurse Job Description

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Registered nurse provides age appropriate care as indicated by the knowledge of the principle of growth and development over the lifespan, and the ability to assess and interpret data, relative to the patient’s age.

Registered Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective registered nurse job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included registered nurse job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide ongoing assessment of their condition, immediate interventions and discharge teaching
Perform patient assessment in a systematic, comprehensive and accurate manner for inpatient/ outpatient Heart Failure care
Participate in the self-administration of medication evaluation for consumers on an annual or as-needed basis
As member of the interdisciplinary team, participates in pre-admission, program and discharge assessments and plans when medical issues are present and/or as required by regulation
Conduct training in personal hygiene, medication administration, family life planning and other medical, health-related issues
Ensures that all participants maintain an appropriate level of personal hygiene
Identifying the learning needs of patients, families, and significant others and for implementing the teaching plan
Assist in enhancing continuity of care through the appropriate utilization
Of hospital services, institutional facilities and community resources
Assist in patient transition and discharge

Registered Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Registered Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, CRRN, BLS, ACLS, IV, AHA, BCLS, WOCN

Education for Registered Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the registered nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Associates, Science, School of Nursing, Education, Nursing Program, Graduate, Patient Care, Department of Education, Healthcare

Skills for Registered Nurse

Desired skills for registered nurse include:

Medication - administration procedures
Microsoft Office programs
Principles of growth and development over the life span
State
Human growth and development
Psychosocial
Possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status
Interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients needs in relation to age
Principals of growth and development through the life span
Assessment

Desired experience for registered nurse includes:

Inpatient and partial hospitalization levels of care for the eating Disorder Unit
Performing individual assessments on patients in behavioral health and Eating Disorders
Basic assistance such as helping patients bathe, dress themselves, get up and down, walk, and use wheelchairs or walkers
Monitoring patients’ conditions and assessing their vital signs
Noting any physical or mental decline and reporting back to the doctor
Administering medications and other treatments

Registered Nurse Examples

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Registered Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a registered nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for registered nurse
  • RN to make home visits to predominantly adult and geriatric population in Union county, responsible for assessment and establishing plan of care for client in collaboration with patient, family and MD
  • Demonstrates leadership in Emergency situations
  • Collaborate with physicians, Social Workers and other specialty caregiver to optimize patient care
  • And maintain a professional relationship with all referring medical offices to assure seamless continuity of patient care
  • Regularly re-evaluates patients ability to complete ADL's and seeks appropriate assistance from other departments and/or outside resources
  • Volunteers for on-call duty nights, weekends, and holidays as assigned
  • Management of patient flow
  • Oversight of CMAs
  • Assist/supervise CMA's with rooming patients, medication reconciliation, medication management, pre-authorizations, medication refills
  • Work closely with MD and other clinical staff to ensure good patient flow and experience
Qualifications for registered nurse
  • 2 years of med-surg or stepdown experience
  • Prior work experience with a home care organization
  • CHHA/OASIS experience
  • Minimum one year experience in an acute care hospital setting required
  • The candidate must also be self-motivated and have a high interest in professional development
  • Familiar using a mobile devices including a smart phone
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Registered Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a registered nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for registered nurse
  • Indicates which areas require further observation and intervention for respiratory, cardiovascular, neuromuscular, thermoregulatory, and renal systems in addition to the state of consciousness and fluid/electrolyte balance
  • Uses effective communication skills (both verbal and written) including the ability to communicate to patients in a state of crisis
  • Circulating assigned cases
  • Working closely with Anesthesia, maintain patient safety in this fast paced environment
  • Responsible for following AORN standards for care of the patient in the OR
  • Systematically assesses, monitors, and accurately documents post-anesthesia patient functions
  • Assesses and documents patient's immediate post-operative pain and management to include type of medication, time, dose, route, and response
  • Provides optimal continuity of post-operative patient care by planning for the patient's needs immediately post-op and continuously through observation and evaluation or when change occurs in any of the categories during the patient's recovery period
  • Ability to provide conscious sedation to brachytherapy patients under the supervision of the attending physician
  • Ability to assist in HDR Procedures (including equipment preparation.)
Qualifications for registered nurse
  • Experience in a Cardiology practice or setting is highly preferred
  • At least 1+ year experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute care Medical-Surgical Unit
  • American Heart Association ACLS within 6 months of hire
  • Strong charge nurse capabilities
  • And responds appropriately to emergency calls per unit policy
  • 5+years experience in ED, OR, PACU or Telemetry
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Registered Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of registered nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for registered nurse
  • The Registered Nurse supports the physician(s) in delivering quality health care to ambulatory patients and performs a variety of clerical tasks to promote continuity of care
  • Educates patients in the proton therapy clinics
  • Performs patient histories and physical examinations under physician supervision
  • Oversees patient schedules, appointments, and procedures
  • Participates in educational in-services and seminars for health care providers at the ProCure Proton Therapy Center the surrounding area
  • Accountable for the management of patient care in assigned service(s)
  • Identifies the age specific growth and developmental needs of the patients, and utilizes the nursing process and nursing standards to prevent or manage actual/potential problems in the assigned service of the Proton Therapy Clinic
  • Identifies patient /family nursing needs and assures that they are met
  • Inputs, retrieves, and interprets data from multiple manual and computer information systems
  • Maintains patients rights and demonstrates respect for persons of all ages and diverse cultures
Qualifications for registered nurse
  • Vascular Access preferred
  • Ability to push/pull CcardianBCT Spectra apheresis machine (390 lbs) over short distances
  • 2 years experience with Children in a mental health setting
  • Experience in a Primary Care, Internal Medicine, and/or Family practice or setting is highly preferred
  • Minimum of one (1) year of recent acute care experience, preferably in an Emergency Room or Urgent Care Setting
  • One-year cardiac monitoring experience required
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Registered Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of registered nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for registered nurse
  • Must possess knowledge of basic psychiatric nursing procedures working with a general population including adults, geriatric and chemically dependent individuals
  • Experience in a surgical practice or setting is highly preferred
  • Experience in an Orthopedic practice or setting is highly preferred
  • Experience with various age groups preferred
  • 2-3 years experience in performing health assessments
  • 2-3 years experience in executing organizational policy, goals or objectives
Qualifications for registered nurse
  • RNs with a minimum of 1 year experience we are offering a $2000 Sign-on Bonus (half paid at a successful 90 day evaluation and half at a successful one year evaluation)
  • RNs with a minimum of 3 years of experience we are offering a $3500 Sign-on Bonus (a third paid at a successful 90 day evaluation
  • Bachelors of Sciences degree in Nursing and current Colorado RN license
  • Location Sydney North/North West - Asquith
  • Assess patient's family as a support system and identifies strengths and stressors within the family on admission and on daily nursing assessments
  • Performs patient searches per hospital policy, including patient's belongings, room, and unit
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Registered Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of registered nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for registered nurse
  • Minimum of one year Post Anesthesia, Recovery Room nursing or equivalent
  • Current BLS certification from American Heart Association required within 30 days of hire
  • Hospice Residence Routine
  • Current BLS certification from American Heart Association required within 30 days
  • One year experience in a geriatric setting
  • In general, one year of acute care experience is required
Qualifications for registered nurse
  • Possess exceptional problem solving and communication skills
  • Must comply with Kansas Board of Nursing requirements for licensing renewal, , provide proof of participation in at least 30 hours of continuing education every two (2) years, complete application and submit fee
  • Mobility to move about the general clinic rapidly, standing for several hours performing nursing functions in confined spaces
  • Minimum 1-2 years of Acute Care, or Medical/Surgical experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Graduate of an OR Training Program preferred
  • BSN required and a demonstrated clinical competence in the specialty area of nursing practice preferred

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