How to write a Nurse Practitioner 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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Nurse Practitioner 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 Nurse Practitioner job titles

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Practitioner (5+ Years’ Experience)
  • Nurse Practitioner (Urgent Care)
  • Nurse Practitioner (Part-Time)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Nurse Practitioner 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 a Nurse Practitioner job summary

We are looking for a professional Nurse Practitioner who can deliver primary medical care to a wide variety of patients. The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for caring for patients, maintaining accurate and current patient records and scheduling and administering follow-up appointments to patients as required. The successful candidate will work as a team with our nurses and physicians and will assist in delivering premium care to each and every patient.

Nurse Practitioner 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 Nurse Practitioner responsibilities

  • Perform initial patient screenings and patient history and physical examinations
  • Update patient records and check records for accuracy at each patient appointment
  • Analyze test data and determine the need for follow-up appointments and further treatment options
  • Deliver quality care while maintaining all company metrics pertaining to productivity
  • Serve as the resource patients need for ongoing care information, counseling and provide guidance for any patients with critical conditions

Nurse Practitioner 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 Nurse Practitioner skills

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • 5+ years’ nursing experience
  • Valid nurse practitioner license
  • Ability to work within a team and take direction
  • Must be familiar with the EHR medical charting system
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills

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Job Description Examples

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