Your Job Description Is Like a Shopping List

For most of us, our job description is more of an outline – a set of expectations if you wish. It provides a rough overview of basic functions that you are responsible for. But for FocusOne Solutions, it’s so much more than that. A detailed job description helps our Operations Consultant screen candidates for your job. The more information we have about your open position, the better the candidate we can send to you for interviewing. Here are a few must haves for job descriptions:

  • Years of experience in area of work (i.e.: 3 years of critical care experience)
  • Types of patients and/or procedures on your unit
  • Nurse to patient ratios
  • Unit size
  • Type of documentation system used (i.e.: EPIC, Cerner, paper charting)
  • Areas of the hospital that the supplemental employee will be required to float to
  • Shift/scheduling requirements (including call if expected)
  • Licensure and other credentials required
  • Any type of specific skills required (i.e.: arrhythmia interpretation, cardiac drips, long term ventilated patients, wound vacs)

Additionally, there might be specific things that make your hospital or department unique. It might have to do with your culture, patient acuity, or even additional resources that are available for your staff. A collaborative assessment of your job description and dialogue about your specific needs will help to ensure high quality candidates get submitted! Want to learn more? Reach out to our Clinical Team at FocusOne Solutions at

Stacy Laue, BSN
Director of Clinical Services

 Stacy brings over 20 years of healthcare experience to her role at FocusOne Solutions. With her clinical background as an ICU Nurse, along with her role as a leader in a large healthcare organization, she brings particular insight to the internal processes at FOS. Her primary focus is quality and she has implemented programs and new pathways to ensure the quality of the candidates that are placed by FocusOne. Stacy has a passion for patient care in the ever changing landscape of healthcare today. She has quickly become a resource for clients for best practices in managing their travel staff.

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