LPN Job Description

LPN Job Description

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LPN provides nursing care in accordance with the organization policies, practices, procedures, and Standards of Nursing Practice.

LPN Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective LPN job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included LPN job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintains a narcotic sheet and documents in accordance with Federal regulations
Maintains medication room, medication carts, and treatment carts in a neat and orderly fashion and within facility policy and state and federal regulations
Evaluating symptoms, reactions and progress of patients on periodic basis
Performing a complete physical assessment and medical history as required on each client entering the correctional system
Maintaining security while dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among clients
Under the supervision of and in collaboration with an appropriate medical staff member
Ensure accurate and timely documentation into the EMR for all patient care, patient interview and history, vital signs, treatments, test results
Clean and sterilize medical instruments and equipment
The immediate direction and supervision of nursing care provided to residents on his or her shift
Assessing resident care needs and supervising nurse assistants in attending to resident care needs

LPN Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for LPN

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, CHT, BONENT, IV, ACLS, RN, LPN

Education for LPN

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the LPN job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Primary and Collage Degree in Nursing, Supervision, Patient Care, Health, Graduate, Education, Medical Assisting, Health Care, Healthcare, Department of Education

Skills for LPN

Desired skills for LPN include:

Current practice related to dialysis principals and technique by participating in scheduled in-service classes
Laboratory tests and appropriate computer ordering codes
Competencies related to the nursing profession by participating in educational programs
Continued education units
Internal learning management skills and skill evaluations
Individual service plans
Federal
Nursing practices
Nursing and medical practices and procedures
Laws

Desired experience for LPN includes:

Assigning responsibility to nurse assistants for the direct nursing care of specific residents during the shift, supervising all documentation, writing original resident care plan, updating the plan as the needs of the resident change and prepare care plans for the interdisciplinary conferences
Record all changes in resident's condition on the progress notes and maintain nurse's records, pass medications, count narcotics at the change of shift and ensure that all the treatments prescribed by the physician are completed per the order
Making frequent rounds during the shift to ensure that residents are properly dressed, bathed, shaved, turned, positioned, and will report incidents, accidents, changes in condition, family complaints, physical plant problems
Assist nurse assistants with bedside care as necessary and inform families of changes in resident condition, accident or medication orders, on a timely basis
Maintain a good rapport with families and/or patient representatives
You will be stooping, pushing and pulling when moving patient into position for treatment

LPN Examples

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LPN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of LPN. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for LPN
  • Evaluates patient symptoms, reaction and progress
  • Completes paperwork including but not limited to FMLA, disability, Home Health/Hospice, and transfusion orders
  • Arranges transfusions and hospital admissions upon request
  • Prepares exam rooms including re-stocking of treatment areas
  • Arranges for pre-authorizations and pre-certifications of hospital admissions as needed
  • Must work and interact effectively with physicians and patients to insure quality health care
  • Ability to remain calm and function in a stressful or emergent situation
  • Must strictly adhere to Cook Clinic Employee Manual, Cook Code of Conduct, Cook Electronic Information Policy, HIPAA & OSHA regulations
  • Demonstrates knowledge of disease process and therapeutics by recognizing changes in patients' status and reports pertinent information to Nurse Manager or Physicians
  • Demonstrates knowledge of various age related concerns as observed through appropriate nursing interventions by the Nurse Manager and documentation
Qualifications for LPN
  • Current and valid NY State license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Must have a current, valid New York State driver's license and own transportation
  • Most possess a State of Ohio LPN license
  • Or online at Briarfield.net
  • Requires a minimum of three years experience as a practical nurse in a hospital or clinic setting
  • Current LPN state license and registration with the State Board of Practical Nursing in practicing state
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LPN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of LPN. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for LPN
  • Collaborates with physicians via electronic medical records
  • Performs nursing assessments during telephone triage in collaboration with the provider that include physical, social and psychological needs of the patient and his/her family and provides pertinent data collected to provider
  • Profiecient with wound care, sterile technique, medication administration
  • Provide diabetic foot care
  • Participates in analyzing and interpreting data from assessment
  • Assist provider with patient flow coordination
  • Patient/family education and documentation utilizing population-specific criteria
  • Assists in the coordination of patient care
  • Prepares for and assists with procedures
  • Documentation appropriate to the procedure
Qualifications for LPN
  • Must be a high school graduate or its equivalent
  • Completion of a recognized License Practical Nurse (LPN) program at an accredited college or university.Must possess current active state LPN license
  • Must demonstrate basic computer skills.Able to promote a strong commitment towards achieving outstanding internal and external customer satisfaction and superior patient experience
  • Must be able to move about the practice/department and between workstations
  • Must be able to understand directions (written and verbal), communicate and respond to inquires
  • Must have current Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
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LPN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of LPN. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for LPN
  • Administering and monitoring TB testing
  • Scheduling lab studies
  • Obtaining urine drug screens
  • Assists with goals of rehabilitation, occupational, speech, recreational and physical therapies
  • Documents with required daily/weekly notes as assigned on each resident as scheduled per facility policy
  • Initiates emergency and lifesaving treatments in accordance with Sherwood Oaks policies
  • Interfaces with family members and others as appropriate, to provide updated information regarding change in resident's condition and facilitate continuity of care
  • Maintains all required documentation on the resident record including daily, weekly, and change of condition charting
  • Maintains keys to medication room and medication carts in his/her possession at all times
  • Makes rounds with attending physician in absence of RN Charge Nurse
Qualifications for LPN
  • Currently licensed as a practical nurse in the state of Nebraska or current compact state license required
  • Experience in a physician's office preferred
  • Experience in setting related to clinic setting preferred
  • Proficiency in secondary language preferred
  • Participate in performance improvement activities preferred
  • Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant Program required
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LPN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a LPN. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for LPN
  • Notes date and time opened on liquids and discards when expired per facility policy
  • Oversees assignments and care provided by CNA staff
  • Participates in team conferences to enhance communication between all three shifts and other disciplines
  • Performs general nursing care to residents
  • Performs post-mortem care, assuring dignity and respect
  • Reports and records any changes in residents' habits, appearance, condition, or attitude, notifying the RN Charge Nurse and other appropriate persons
  • Returns medications to pharmacy when medication is discontinued or resident discharged
  • Schedules appointments for consultations, yearly physicals exams, lab tests, x-rays, and other ordered services
  • Provides skilled observation of residents’ condition and contributes information to aid in planning and evaluating resident care by considering their emotional, social, and physical care needs
  • Accurately implements physician orders (e.g., medications, therapies and treatments), and nursing interventions by following facility policies and procedures
Qualifications for LPN
  • If required to administer medications, current Medication Aid Registry listing or completed within first 30 days of hire or transfer date, and maintained thereafter required
  • Experience in a related area preferred
  • Ability to be bilingual in English and Spanish for working in certain clinics preferred
  • Minimum of one-year experience in an outpatient clinic or physician practice required
  • Candidate must be able to perform EKG's, phlebotomy, immunizations, height, weight and temperature
  • Candidate must have strong oral and written skills
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LPN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a LPN. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for LPN
  • Follows all safety, security, infection control and hazardous materials policies and procedures
  • Ensures resident safety and the protection of co-workers and facility property
  • Observes residents’ conditions on an on-going basis
  • Promotes and participates in mandatory educational programs, including outside educational programs
  • Under the supervision of a physician, provides skilled observation of patients’ condition and contributes information to aid in planning and evaluating patient care
  • Implements physician orders (e.g., medications, therapies and treatments), and nursing interventions by following group policies and procedures
  • Active participant in patient care planning
  • Observes patients conditions on an on-going basis
  • Promotes and participates in educational programs, including outside educational programs
  • Promotes a productive atmosphere, facilitates teamwork and treats fellow employees, patient and families with respect, courtesy and consideration
Qualifications for LPN
  • Visual acuity for computer work
  • Current Louisiana LPN Licensure
  • Graduate of an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Currently licensed as a LPN in the State of Massachusetts
  • Graduate of an accredited program for Registered Nurse
  • Currently licensed as a RN in the State of Massachusetts

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