Staff Nurse Job Description

Staff Nurse Job Description

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Staff nurse provides orientation/education for staff, students, and other hospitals and community organizations as requested and in accordance with adult learning principles.

Staff Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Incorporates ethical principles and professional standards in the care of patients and families experiencing life-limiting, progressive, serious, and/or chronic illnesses identifying and advocating for the wishes and preferences of patients and families
Collaborates and integrates contributions of patients and families into multidisciplinary patient care plan
Collaborate with other health care team members in the delivery of research services for participants
Assume delegated responsibility for research procedures for a particular group of participants and the unit for a given work period
Acquire working knowledge of research protocols
Maintains professional boundaries while providing kind and compassionate support and education to patients and families regarding EOL cares and needs
Demonstrates accountability in time management, flexibility in scheduling and good organizational skills to meet the ever changing needs of patient and families at EOL or those who cope with chronic serious illness
Applies nursing theory to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of patient responses to health and illness
Assesses patient health care preferences and expectations
Collaboratively coordinates the continuum of care across settings

Staff Nurse Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Staff Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS, BCLS, AHA, CCRN, IBCLC, CPR, CEPS

Education for Staff Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the staff 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, Health, Science, Healthcare, Patient Care, English, Computer, Health Care, Therapy

Skills for Staff Nurse

Desired skills for staff nurse include:

RN scope of practice
Legal issues
Families
Adult learning principles and applies in teaching of patients
Applies safety principles as identified within the institution
Students and new staff
Demonstrating interest
Research
Participating in unit-based journal clubs

Desired experience for staff nurse includes:

Develops patient care plan based on patient condition, age, and psychological, educational, and socioeconomic conditions that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes
Implements patient care plan according to patient priorities, which includes interventions identified through nursing diagnoses
Develops, coordinates and implements transfer/discharge planning throughout episode of care
Implements nursing interventions according to department, division, and/or unit policies, procedures, and protocols to maintain safe environment for patients, visitors and staff
Previous RN inpatient experience, or recent internship on an inpatient unit is desired
Previous RN experience in a med-surg unit, surgical unit, or oncology unit is desired

Staff Nurse Examples

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Staff Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of staff nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for staff nurse
  • Required participation in night/weekend/holiday on-call assignment/coverage (arrival at UI Hospitals & Clinics within 20 minutes required)
  • Provide pre, intra- and post procedure nursing care (assessment, monitoring, intervention and education) related to diagnostic and interventional procedures including (but not limited to) EP studies, ablations, pacemaker insertions, ICD insertions, bi-ventricular pacing, and lead extractions
  • Monitor, scrub, or circulate as required
  • Assist in the collection of arterial and venous blood samples and respiratory gases
  • Actively monitor patient during cardiac studies (vitals, etc)
  • Obtain/record hemodynamic, electrical, and angiographic data through the use of hemodynamic and electrical amplifiers and digital and line fluoroscopic equipment
  • May be required to train and provide cross-cover for adult cardiac catheterization procedures and CPRU services
  • Implement participant protocol procedures according to established standards and protocol priorities
  • Promote, participate and evaluate participant/family health education per protocol
  • Collect specimens specific to individual protocols with accuracy
Qualifications for staff nurse
  • Previous Medical/Surgical RN experience is desired
  • Previous Staff Nurse experience in an inpatient or outpatient setting, caring for the adult patient population is desired
  • Must take On-Call assignment (arrival at UI Hospitals & Clinics within 20 minutes required)
  • One (1) year Adult Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Telemetry, ER and/or ICU RN experience
  • Three (3) years of Adult Cardiac Catheterization Lab experience (within last 12 months) highly desired
  • Previous EPIC experience desired
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Staff Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of staff 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 staff nurse
  • Documents activities implemented for a specific Student Health & Wellness program
  • Documents each patient contact, whether by telephone or in person
  • Helps to assure that each client seen in the clinic for anything other than immunization or a Health Iowa appointment will receive an initial health screening when first seen in the clinic
  • As part of the interdisciplinary team, conducts or participates in the client’s initial and on-going health appraisal, and the development of an individual data base for each client, including factors known to present increased health risks
  • Participates in a recall system for on-going patient care needs based on data collected during health screening
  • Obtains data by interview, screening procedures, observation, assessment, and review of records
  • Assess the client’s emotional, physical, and social status as necessary
  • At the patient’s request, assists the client in sharing information with significant others
  • Incorporates scientific, behavioral and humanistic principles for application to clinical practice
  • Utilizes, adheres and supports departmental standards and practice guidelines
Qualifications for staff nurse
  • Minimum 1 year direct nursing care experience in Adult Cardiac Cath Lab, EP Lab, CVICU, Telemetry and/or Operating Room is required
  • Must be able to stand 85% of the time averaging 3 miles of walking per shift
  • Current (within the last 1-3 years) nursing care experience with toddler to adolescent aged children is required
  • Minimum of one year recent (within the last 18 months) acute care pediatric experience in a staff nurse role or a recent pediatric/neonatal clinical rotation is required
  • Required One (1) year ER/ICU triage and EKG experience
  • Acute Care Charge Nurse experience preferred
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Staff Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of staff nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for staff nurse
  • Participate in research utilization activities and integrate findings into practice
  • Develops an individualized plan of care based on the assessments
  • Assesses all aspects of the patient's pain and develops an individualized pain management plan
  • Anticipates, prevents and treats undesirable symptoms or secondary symptoms
  • Supports, instructs and educates the patient, family and caregiver
  • Documents problems, nursing assessments, appropriate goals, care provided, care interventions and patient and family outcomes
  • Coordinates all patient and family services with the team
  • Maintains the dignity of the dying patient
  • Supports the patient's and family's unique spiritual and cultural beliefs
  • Provides holistic, family-centered care across treatment setting to improve the quality of life
Qualifications for staff nurse
  • One (1) year ER/ICU triage
  • CHPN (Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing) is preferred
  • Current nursing care experience with Urology patients is required
  • Women's Health experience is desired
  • Knowledge of university and hospital policies and procedures is desired
  • Critical Care Skills Required to include Acute Care Critically Ill Post Op Patients and Ventilator Patients
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Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of staff nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for staff nurse
  • Prepares the OR Suite, sterile instruments / supplies and equipment for the surgical procedure
  • Positions, preps and drapes patient according to the surgical procedure
  • Assists the Surgeon by anticipating their needs
  • Reports concerns / problems with equipment and / or supplies to the manager
  • Stores all supplies and equipment properly
  • Initiates physical, psychosocial and spiritual assessment of patients nursing care needs according to admission procedure and as specified per unit policy
  • Implements and documents nursing interventions as per plan of care and in accordance with nursing theory, LSH/Nursing Department/Unit policies and procedures, Joint Commission, DPH, and federal and state laws to insure safe and effective standards of nursing practice
  • Provides consistent leadership in organizing the delivery of care according to department standards by performing charge duties as delegated by nurse manager and assigns/supervises care delivered by LPN's and AN's according to department standards/policies /procedures
  • Maintains commitment and responsibility for professional growth and competency through ongoing activities that promote professional growth and development by completing all mandatory review classes
  • Assures continuity of care amongst all caregivers by following both the hospital-wide and nursing Hand Off Communication policies
Qualifications for staff nurse
  • Minimum of 2 years current perioperative nursing experience is required
  • Procedural sedation
  • 2 years recent experience caring for pediatric patients
  • Competent in IV skills
  • Minimum 1 year experience providing direct nursing care in outpatient Cardiovascular clinic, Adult Cardiac Cath Lab or Telemetry/CVICU unit preferred) within past 6 months
  • Ability to work autonomously in high-volume ambulatory setting with limited supervision
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Staff Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of staff nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for staff nurse
  • Responsible for maintenance and enhancement of clinical skills
  • Ensure that all blood collection operations are conducted in accordance with Blood Services Directives, the Code of Federal Regulations, Department LOP's
  • Responsible for maintaining skill levels with all modern and automated standards of blood collection available, including but not limited to all computer and technical collection advancements
  • Assist the Senior Manager – Operations in assuring efficient operation of the mobile
  • Serve as designee for Senior Manager – Operations when she/he is on break or at lunch/dinner
  • Assess donor flow and circulate throughout the mobile performing medical histories, venipunctures and automated collection procedures as needed
  • Serve as an additional resource for staff for medical questions, difficult venipunctures and vein selection
  • Assist Senior Manager – Operations in contacts with Operational Link Office
  • Ensure care and security of electronic and automated equipment
  • Serve as the person in charge of the blood collection operation
Qualifications for staff nurse
  • Graduate of an accredited, state approved School of Nursing with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Five (5) years or more of responsible nursing experience, in a university affiliated tertiary care facility or public health setting
  • Excellent communication skills, collaborative spirit, and organizational abilities required
  • Experience in the management and treatment of tuberculosis and/or other communicable disease or public health management is preferred
  • Two (2) years ER or ICU experience
  • One (1) year Adult and Pediatric Acute Care Triage experience

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