assumes responsibility for and provides nursing care, clinical
expertise and education for an assigned patient population. Impacts
patient care by improving clinical nursing practices through
consultation, role modeling, and educational programs. Works
collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and other health care
providers in the clinic and hospital.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be
a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and
responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's
Required - Registered Nurse Diploma
Preferred - Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Nursing
Required - 3 years experience as a Registered Nurse.
Required - Current RN License in the state of practice
Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
Preferred- Certification in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with
Windows-style applications and keyboard.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally to
varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care
- Excellent leadership skills
- Utilizes clinical skills and knowledge in the assessment of
clients' health status assessment of clients' health status
(physiologic, psychosocial, emotional, cultural and
- Integrates patient data to assist in the development of an
individualized plan of care utilizing appropriate reference
material (standards of care, triage protocols, policies,
procedures, patient education materials, etc.).
- Organizes, prioritizes, and implements interventions to promote
patient safety and meets patient needs within the continuum of care
(Hospital, Clinics, and Home Health) including: Pre-Op Procedures,
Teaching, Appointment Scheduling, Prescription Refills, Results
Reporting and Telephone Triage.
- Provides clinical expertise in the area of practice; acts as a
resource person to patients' families, staff, and other members of
the health care team.
- Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational,
safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients
served in assigned area.
- Conducts and ensures professional development and maintains
required clinical knowledge, technical skills training and
credentials of nursing staff; participates in quality improvement
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Other related duties as required. The above statements
describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an
exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and
skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy
Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting
of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or
conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than
negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move
objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3
or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements
are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight
lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light
Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant
degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but
entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3)
when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing
the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the
weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress
and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an
industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker
even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts
should be utilized.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands,
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend,
holiday, on call availability).
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational
risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.