Example Nurse Job Description

Finding qualified nurses in today’s market has become increasingly difficult. Oftentimes, your job description will be one of the first impressions that nurses will get of your healthcare employer brand.

Each section of this sample job description for nurses is designed to increase the visibility of your open role on job boards. Make sure to keep your job title concise and descriptive of the role. Do not use any jargon or internal language when posting your nurse job on job boards.

Below, you’ll find a best-in-class sample template for a Nurse Job description that will give you a headstart in posting your nurse job. Feel free to copy the below sample nurse job description but make sure to add information specific to your organization, the culture, perks/benefits, and double-check that the skills below match your exact requirements. Afterwards, check out our top nurse interview questions.

Nurse Job Description

Company Culture / About the Company

{{This is where you’ll write information related to your company and the culture of the workplace. This is the most important section as it will be the key selling point for nurse candidates. Emphasize information related to hours, workplace culture, benefits, and other perks. }}

Job Description / Why We’re Hiring

We’re looking for nurses who are currently licensed and want to work with {{insert organization name}}. Our ideal nurse will be quick-thinking, have experience in hospitals/facilities related to the job requirements, and come from an accredited nursing program.

Sample Nurse Skills and Expertise:

{Below is a list of several skills and responsibilities of a standard Nurse. Remember to remove any that do not fit your specific role}:

  • Responsible for maintaining care standards in the emergency room
  • Able to assess patients quickly, prioritize, and assist in minor procedures
  • Manage patient check-in process, performance of triage work for doctors, and assisting with initial insurance paperwork
  • Communicate with doctors and patients to keep everyone updated on test results and treatment recommendations
  • Collaborate with laboratory personnel and report lab findings back to doctors
  • Assist in the care of traumas, cardiac arrests, strokes, and other triage situations .
  • Demonstration of sound decision-making in emergency scenarios based on patient conditions such as vital signs, patient presentation, and assessments.
  • Provide RN care for all patients, as well as handling of intubations, defibrillations, auto transfusions, Medlock insertions, splinting, and more.

Sample Nurse Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a registered nurse (references required)
  • Knowledge of nursing care methods, procedures, and emergency care
  • Expert knowledge of health and safety guidelines/procedures (sanitation, decontamination, etc.)
  • Excels at communicating with a team and has strong interpersonal skills
  • Responsible and compassionate with patients
  • Able to multitask with strong organizational skills
  • Calm under pressure with excellent problem solving skills
  • BSc or other diploma from a nursing program
  • Valid nursing license

After you post your job to hire a nurse (RN) and start receiving applicants, you’ll want to evaluate all candidates, and you’ll want to evaluate them quickly. How long is your interview and decision-making process? As is standard, one step will be to check references to ensure you hire high quality, reliable nurses. But how long do you typically spend chasing down those references?

Competing to Hire the Best Nurses, Quickly

Did you know that over 54% of caregivers have stated they will not wait more than 3 days after an interview before moving on to interview with other organizations? In addition, nurses receive, on average, 3 calls each week from other jobs. There’s a labor shortage in the healthcare industry and organizations and hospitals are scrambling to compete for the best talent. Your hiring process timeline is critical to success.

With the traditional reference checking process of calling a candidate’s references, it can take an average of 3-7 days to complete, sometimes longer. By using an automated, digital reference checking process like Harver Reference, it can take fewer than 2 days.

In addition, Harver Reference provides the added benefit of a quality sourcing channel. Our clients receive an average of 5 passive candidates for each candidate interviewed. Because those new contacts are professionally connected to your top candidates, they become a excellent source for new hires. And at 80% opting in, 1,000 hires would easily yield a database of 5,000 – 15,000 passive candidates. That will help you fill open jobs quickly, with the top nursing talent available.

To learn more about improving quality of hire and time to fill for nursing roles, check out Harver’s solution for healthcare hiring.

Harver Team

Harver Team

Posted on:
July 25, 2023

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