Telehealth Position Description Toolkit

The Telehealth Nursing Practice Special Interest Group Clinical Practice/Quality Improvement Workgroup has gathered several position descriptions for various positions in telehealth nursing practice.  Several organizations have shared their position descriptions with the intent to assist others in the development of position descriptions key for the practice of telehealth nursing.

TNP SIG members were surveyed and a prioritized list of suggested subjects were developed. The first section of the TNP SIG Telehealth Toolkit brings focus on position descriptions for telehealth nursing.

Several organizations have shared their position descriptions with the intent to assist others in the development of position descriptions key for the practice of telehealth nursing.

A position description outlines the nature of work and describes the major duties and responsibilities, qualifications, and skills necessary to successfully perform a specific position. Position descriptions may also outline working conditions, note applicable professional standards relevant to the role, supervision the positions receives, and any supervisory responsibility that the position may have.

They provide the employees and supervisor with a common understanding of the work which is to be performed, reporting relationships, and environmental demands of the position.

Position descriptions should be prepared in the format defined by the organization. A position description should include information that can be used to properly classify the position within the organization and that is consistent with the organization’s structure, mission, and procedures.

Position descriptions are best developed in collaboration with and reviewed by the organization’s Human Resource Department to ensure that the position is assigned to the correct classifications.

Click on any of the following links to view sample Telehealth Nursing Practice position descriptions. All position descriptions are provided in Adobe Acrobat format with permission.