SUMMARY: A licensed practical nurse, or LPN, provides direct nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. The LPN is a part of a team based approach to care coordination and is responsible for assisting in the delivery of health care and patient care management. The LPN performs nursing functions as approved by LPN licensure through direct patient care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Successfully completed and passed the licensed practical nurse exam. Experience in public health and/or outpatient service.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate with patients and family members of various educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to apply concepts of basic mathematics
Ability to participate in problem solving and implement appropriate steps for problem resolution under the RN supervision. Ability to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to exercise sound judgement.
Competency required in the areas of communication, excellent verbal and written skills, and ability to perform duties per age specific nursing protocols. CPR certified.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Current North Carolina LPN License.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to operate basic office/medical equipment. Ability to assess and visually present data. Ability to deal effectively with stress and to work under pressure. Word processing and general computer skills.
The physical/mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance on two feet, stoop, kneel, crouch, or reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move patients of varying weight. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Mental demands include the ability to learn, adapt to changes, and become proficient quickly, pay close attention to details, courteous and professional behavior, ability to work effectively in stressful working conditions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.