Job Description

Job Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for identifying patients’ healthcare needs using professional nursing assessment skills. This position also provides patient care under the direction of a Nurse Practitioner, Physician or next level of medical authority.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • In collaboration with providers, manages patient treatment through comprehensive clinical observations and evaluations of health care needs.
  • Teaches and counsels the patient and family/significant others regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the patient.
  • Monitors patient vital signs and lab values.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records of observations, treatments and care of patient.
  • Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician, midlevel, and/or nurse reactions to treatments, including drugs and changes in the patient's physical or emotional condition.
  • Provides nursing services: treatments, diagnostic and preventive procedures as assigned.
  • Prepares equipment and assists the physician, midlevel and nurse during examinations and treatments also assists during specialized procedures.
  • Obtains assistance and consults as necessary.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and HIPAA compliance according to Federal guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Experience in pediatrics.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer software programs: MS Office and EMR.
  • Understanding of basic laboratory procedures, infectious disease management and control and safety standards.
  • Skilled in time management, problem solving, multitasking, prioritizing, and medical care coordination.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Able to work effectively with co-workers and diverse patient populations with diplomacy and tact.
  • Able to calculate medical dosage mathematics.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged standing, sitting, walking, reading, writing, talking and use of computer.

Work Environment:

  • Normal clinical work environment