Provides patient care following nursing and medical orders as delegated by the RN.
Assists in updating and revising plan of care and care flowsheets.
Incorporates patient teaching in the patient plan of care.
Performs technical nursing skills under the direct supervision of the RN safely and according to current policies and procedures.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge with required competencies, including, but not limited to medications, blood and IV therapy.
Recognizes changes in signs and symptoms and promptly reports patient condition to the RN.
Follows the multidisciplinary plan of care/teaching plan to address patient needs.
Documents according to established standards.
Assists other team members through the steps of the nursing process.
Performs other duties as assigned or as opportunities arise.
Work Relationship for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):
- Reports directly to the Clinic Director and Clinic Supervisor.
- Works directly with physicians and nursing staff.
- Occasional contact with staff from other patient care departments.
- Extensive contact with patients.
- Regular contact with families.
- Occasional contact with the public.
Working Conditions for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):
- Work is performed largely in a pleasant hospital environment.
- Frequently works near moving mechanical parts, has risk of electrical shock and radiation
- Occasionally work in outside weather conditions, wet/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals
- Regular exposure to hazardous material such as needle punctures, blood and body fluids.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Requirements for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):
- Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch.
- Occasionally required to sit or climb.
- Required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls.
- Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of department supplies and equipment.
- Occasionally may need to move patients and/or equipment of more than 100 pounds.
- Requires specific vision abilities for far vision, near vision, depth perception, colors, accommodation and peripheral vision.
- Vision correctable to 20/40.
Acknowledgement: This job description/evaluation describes the general nature and level of work performed by an employee assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by the department manager or administration. All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.