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LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse Job Requirements

The Legacy Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for assisting in the delivery of

patient care through the nursing process of assessment, nursing diagnosis,

planning, implementation and evaluation. Under the supervision of the RN(s), the

LPN performs patient education and activities that commensurate with his/her

education, demonstrated competencies, and scope of practice.

 

Education:

• Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing

 

Experience:

• One (1) or more years clinic experience preferred

 

Licenses/Certifications:

• Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse

(LVN)

• Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) within the state

• Current CPR certification

 

Role

• Under supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), assists in the assessment of the

physical, psychological and social social aspects of patients.

• Assists in planning an individual treatment plan by using available resources in

planning care, and consults with RNs and other staff as appropriate while applying

knowledge and resources in planning care and patient teaching.

• Implements individualized treatment plans as directed by the Health Care

Provider.

• Count controlled medications, and maintain control for keys, tools, etc. based on

facility need.

 •  Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established

policies, procedures and protocols. Intervenes with proper safety techniques,

procedures and standard precautions.

• Responds to a emergencies or patient healthcare crisis within standard guidelines.

• Implements medical plan through administering medications in accordance with

Provider orders. Administers medications according to proper techniques and

procedures including IV therapy (when certified) and all other approved routes of

administration. Uses pharmacy knowledge and available resources to include drug

reaction and overdose in administration of medications.

• Implements medical plans through obtaining diagnostic tests in accordance with

Health Care Practitioners orders and protocols: Obtains body fluid specimens and

performs EKG's using proper techniques and procedures. Communicates

information to ancillary departments using established referral process.

• Assists the Health Care Provider in medical or minor surgical procedures as

necessary.

• Implement nutrition and therapeutic diet plan through proper techniques and

standard procedures or as ordered by Health Care Provider.

• Documents nursing encounters using the narrative or SOAP form of charting.

• Communicates information to nursing staff, physician, health care unit supervisory

personnel and other staff as necessary.

• Respects dignity and confidentiality of patients.

• Attends mandatory staff meetings and training.

• Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.

• Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical,

emergent, urgent and non-urgent situations.

• Must be able to apply sound nursing judgment.

• Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.

• Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

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