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Sample nurse practitioner job description

At [Organization X], our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of patients by providing the highest level of care every day. We are seeking progressive and entrepreneurial nurse practitioners to join our diverse community of providers, with full-time, part-time, and weekend schedules available, as well as per diem rates.

In close partnership with our clinical leaders and care team members, the nurse practitioner will use expert clinical judgment and build empathic relationships so that patients receive exceptional care. The ideal candidate will be eager to expand their professional experience and utilize their advanced clinical training.

Objectives of this role

  • Demonstrate scientific knowledge, sound judgment, and technical skill while ensuring that care plans, medical regimens, and hospital procedures are enacted
  • Leverage clinical expertise to care for a broad and complex patient population, including primary care assessments, diagnoses, evidence-based treatments, and clinical monitoring
  • Provide continuous, comprehensive nursing and medical care, including preventive and supportive healthcare services, to patients and their families
  • Provide education, guidance, and direction to nursing staff and other members of the healthcare team to ensure that quality and safe care are delivered
  • Adhere to organizational standards, policies, and procedures, in addition to legal regulations


  • Perform comprehensive assessments of new patients prior to decisions about their treatment
  • Manage patient access to both scheduled and non-emergent unscheduled visits to ensure availability and continuity of care
  • Formulate differential diagnoses and care plans based on medical history, physical exams, and nursing assessments
  • Order, conduct, and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests
  • Identify and prescribe appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions and therapies
  • Consult with physicians and other healthcare providers in the evaluation of medical screenings

Required skills and qualifications

  • Master’s of science in nursing (or equivalent) from an accredited nurse practitioner program
  • Certified registered nurse practitioner (CRNP) license or equivalent
  • Advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) certification or equivalent
  • Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) or equivalent clinical leadership experience
  • Prescriptive authority, as required
  • Basic life support (BLS) certification or equivalent

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • At least two years of experience in a specialty practice area
  • Experience with EHR (electronic health records)