Staff Nurse - RN III provides professional nursing care to assigned patients. Records patient histories, performs various diagnostic tests, administers medications, and develops patient care plans in conjunction with other medical professionals. Being a Staff Nurse - RN III assists physicians during examinations and procedures, operating and monitoring medical equipment as necessary. Observes patients' progress and records observations in patient medical records. Additionally, Staff Nurse - RN III promotes patients' independence by teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills. May focus on a specific medical specialty. Typically requires a bachelor's degree in nursing. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Requires a valid state RN license. The Staff Nurse - RN III contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. To be a Staff Nurse - RN III typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience.