How to write an ER Nurse job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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ER Nurse job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of ER Nurse job titles

  • ER Nurse
  • ER Nurse(3+ Years’ Experience)
  • Registered Nurse (Emergency Services)
  • ER Nurse (Full-Time)
  • Emergency Room Nurse

ER Nurse job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an ER Nurse job summary

Our hospital is looking for a compassionate and quick thinking ER Nurse to join our emergency team. The successful candidate will be responsible for handling initial patient assessments, performing laboratory work, point of care testing and associated administrative tasks. The ER nurse will also collaborate with ER doctors on discharge plans and create outpatient instructions for each patient that is not admitted to the hospital. If you are a compassionate and knowledgeable caregiver with previous nursing experience, we encourage you to apply.

ER Nurse responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of ER Nurse responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining care standards in the emergency room
  • Assist with checking in patients, doing triage work for doctors and generating initial insurance paperwork
  • Work closely with doctors to keep patients and their family members updated on test results or treatment recommendations
  • Maintain contact with laboratory personnel to report any initial lab findings back to the ER doctors
  • Make arrangements for patients that are deemed to need care requiring them to be admitted to the hospital for one night or longer

ER Nurse qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of ER Nurse skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Valid nursing license
  • 2+ years’ experience in an emergency medical facility
  • Strong ability to work well on a team
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • TNCC certification preferred, but not required

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