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Nurse Recruiter at Fair Acres Geriatric Center

Nurse Recruiter

Fair Acres Geriatric Center Lima, PA Full Time
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JOB TITLE: Nurse Recruiter

DEPARTMENT: Nursing Administration

REPORTS TO: Director of Nursing


The Nurse Recruiter is responsible for recruitment and retention of professional nurses, potential NATCEP students, Certified Nursing Assistants, and all other nursing staff, and the monitoring of activities that affect both recruitment and retention. The Nurse Recruiter must be creative, enthusiastic and able to work independently. Direction will come from Nursing Administration and the Administrator. The Nurse Recruiter bases their agenda on the data they collect relative to the Health Care job market.


1.  Makes initial contact with applicants and discusses basic requirements and needs of the applicant. Conducts initial interview and makes recommendations to the Director of Nursing or designee regarding hiring of the prospective applicant.

2.  Screens and checks references on the prospective candidate. Insists on supervisor’s reference from former job.

3.  Obtain all necessary forms of legal identification, including a valid Driver’s License and Social Security Card.

4.  Obtain copies of all professional licensure and certifications as appropriate. (Ex. current PA Nursing License, CNA Certification, CPR Certification, etc.)

5.  Obtain completed application for employment and pre-employment competency exam.

6.  Conduct satisfaction surveys to facilitate an environment that would promote retention of the nursing staff. Summarize data for review with Recruitment and Retention committee.

7.  Manages job postings and electronic advertisements through various publications in a timely fashion.

8.  Greet applicants, visitors and provides guidance and information.

9.  Attends and hosts job fairs and appropriate community events in the immediate and surrounding area.

10.  Visits local colleges and nursing schools for the purpose of recruiting new graduates.

11.  Implements creative measures for purposes of recruiting nursing personnel.

12.  Meets weekly with Nursing Administration to review current employment report.

13.  Chair the Recruitment and Retention Committee. Meet weekly with Nursing Administration to review current employment report.

14.  Schedules interviews and related appointments in Nursing Administration.

15.  Conducts facility tours for Nursing Department applicants.

16.  Visits units and builds rapport with current nursing staff to stay current with facility trends and needs.

17.  Conducts salary surveys as needed and requested.

18.  Conducts employment surveys as needed and requested.

19.  Informs all perspective nursing personnel of appropriate employment policies and benefits.

20.  Performs exit interview on RN’s/LPN’s.

21.  Closely follows new nurses after orientation to address concerns and questions throughout their three-month probation period and refers issues and concerns to the Director of Nursing.

22.  Proficient in facilitating meetings, speaking in large group settings, operation of copy/fax machines and Microsoft Office programs.

23.  Complete Departmental Reports for Performance Improvement Department.

24.  Perform other duties as assigned.


Physical rounding on the units/in the community to post positions and build rapport with current staff.


College degree in related field; RN/LPN preferred but not required 


Previous successful Nurse Recruiter experience

Recommended Skills

  • Recruitment
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  • Nursing
  • Scheduling
  • Retention Management
  • Agenda Development
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