Nurse Senior Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Participates as a member of a health care team in providing primary
care services to individuals and families in an ambulatory health
care setting. Provides direction, instruction and guidance to
subordinate staff members.
second in a series of three classifications and is distinguished
from the Nurse in that incumbents lead the work of other nurses or
lower level staff, conduct in-service training and have more
authority in decision making and independent judgment.
Examples of Duties:
- Trains and coordinates the work activities of subordinates.
- Triages clients by telephone.
- Educates and advises clients on pertinent health issues.
- Assesses vital signs, administers injections, and performs
- Conducts nursing assessments as to the condition of clients
and anticipates potential problems.
- Maintains records on clients and is responsible for
completeness of records.
- Participates in orientation of new employees, students, and
- Participates as a member of a quality assurance or other
- Attends staff meetings, shares information, and participates
in problem solving and decision making.
- Updates written procedures, protocols, and policies under
the direction of the Nursing Supervisor.
- Prepares and submits regular periodic reports to supervisor.
- Conducts and participates in staff in-service training and
staff development programs.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the theory, principles, practices, and
techniques of general professional nursing.
- Knowledge of state and agency laws and regulations governing
general professional nursing practices.
- Knowledge of team management practices.
- Skill in applying professional nursing methods and
- Skill in leadership.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in maintaining effective working relationships.
Graduate of an accredited nursing program AND current licensure to
practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona AND one year
professional nursing experience; OR, Must possess a temporary
practice permit from the Arizona State Board of Nursing to practice
as a Registered Nurse, AND one year professional nursing experience.
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