Registered Nurse, Acute Care

Registered Nurse, Acute Care Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Registered Nurse, Acute Care to join our team.


  • Complies with protocols, procedures and safety policies in place at local facilities;
  • Ability to move patients, take blood samples, clean and bandage wounds, administer medications, and maintain proper supplies of medical equipment;
  • Understands and implements triage methods based on medical need;
  • Emotional stability, communication, leadership, sympathy and attention to detail are preferred traits of nurses occupying this position;
  • Specializes in assessing, intervening, and stabilizing a variety of trauma and illnesses with decisive action and a degree of calm professionalism.


  • Performs age appropriate assessments;
  • Performs other related work as required or requested;
  • Builds teamwork when supervising and delegating to others;
  • Appropriately supervises performance of LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel;
  • Analyzes data to identify nursing problems;
  • Delegates patient care tasks to LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel based on job description and patient needs;
  • Identifies & resolves safety risks;
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement, periodic review of policies, procedures and pre-printed physicians orders;
  • Ensures appropriate implementation of physician’s orders;
  • Attends all hospital/nurse manager specified mandatory in-services;
  • Current ACLS certification from the American Heart Association;
  • Current American Heart Association BLS Certification;
  • Assures that department is survey-ready at all times;
  • Specialty is preferred, e.g. acute care;
  • Graduate of an accredited Diploma, Associates, or Bachelors Nursing program.