Registered Nurse

Under the direction of the Nursing Director for an assigned shift plan delegate and direct comprehensive nursing care by assigning instructing and leading a team of professional and/or ancillary staff. Possesses the qualifications of the Clinical II nurse along with duties and responsibilities. Performs other duties as designated by the Nursing Director and serves as a clinical resource.


Assigns coordinates and monitors work of unit personnel to ensure patients receive necessary quantity and quality of care and that daily objectives are met

Does high level of patient assessment and ensures that plan of care and competent staff are assigned appropriately.

Provides Nursing Director and/or designee with report on all critically ill patients or unusual events.

Enhances productivity by assessing daily workload and capabilities of individuals and utilizes personnel efficiently.

Adjusts staff assignments for unscheduled staff absences or special needs.

Arranges for staff replacement and overtime authorization to meet unexpected or unusual demands of volume or case acuity as requested

Nursing Process

Demonstrates competency in the key functions of the Registered Nurse Clinical II position description.


Develops and maintains open and effective communication with nursing staff physicians and other care providers on the unit and builds and maintains constructive relationships throughout the hospital

Collaborates with Nursing Director for effective scheduling of staff on assigned shift.

Reports to Nursing Director on attendance and punctuality.

Provides input for performance evaluations.

Reports on-line occurrence reports requiring immediate attention to Nursing Director and/or Administrative Coordinator.

Consults with Nursing Directors and/or Administrative Coordinator on unusual or difficult technical personnel and administrative problems.


Other information:

Graduate from a school of nursing and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island.

Minimum of 6 months to one-year experience in an acute health care setting.

Current CPR Certification.

Current ACLS certification or must obtain within first six months of employment. (BHU and Rehab Nursing exempt from ACLS)


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Newport Hospital USA:RI:Newport


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: Shift 1


Union: Non-Union