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Sample registered nurse job description

At [Hospital X], we believe that a nurse’s time at work should be challenging, rewarding, and inspiring. And that’s what the right candidate will find at one of our many healthcare facilities across the nation. We’re looking for a registered nurse to work alongside medical professionals who bring equal amounts of compassion and expertise to serving the needs of a diverse patient population. The ideal candidate will not only be skilled in assessing patients and providing care, but will also use critical thinking and good judgment to integrate objective data with the subjective nature of each patient’s biological, physical, and behavioral needs. With assistance from an exceptional RN, we can continue our mission of helping individuals achieve a life of health and wellness.

Objectives of this role

  • Deliver a high standard of medical care according to the specific orders of each patient’s physician
  • Work alongside staff members as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team
  • Follow a model of care that supports the wellness of our patients and staff
  • Serve as a primary source of medical information for patients and caregivers
  • Foster a supportive and compassionate environment of care for patients and their families


  • Identify, assess, and monitor patients’ health conditions
  • Administer medications and provide treatment according to physician’s orders
  • Provide health education, medication review, healthcare coordination, and specialist referrals
  • Monitor blood pressure and chronic conditions
  • Ensure that all treatments and medications are fully documented in patients’ health records

Required skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s of science degree (or equivalent) in nursing
  • Licensure as a registered nurse
  • Basic life support (BLS) certification
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience in a clinical setting
  • Ability to communicate in more than one language