LVN Job Description

LVN Job Description

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LVN provides skilled nursing services that require substantial and specialized nursing care including medication administration, wound care, therapeutic treatments, and skilled teaching as ordered and indicated.

LVN Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepares procedure room for use the following day by setting up, "pulling cases" accurately, and reporting to supervisor items that are needed and not available
Cleans, stocks, and prepares examination rooms
Greeting patients and preparing them for examination or procedure
Giving injections, administering prescribed medications as directed by physician and in accordance with nursing standards
Ensuring that patient chart entries are made accurately and in a timely matter and forwarding charts as appropriate
Contacting pharmacy to order prescriptions and notifying patients
Responding to and screening telephone calls for referral to nurse or physician
Respond to and refers incoming telephone calls
Escort patient to exam rooms, interview patient, measure vital signs
Communicates with physicians regarding changes in resident's conditions, diagnostic test results

LVN Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for LVN

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

Education for LVN

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the LVN job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Collage Degree in Education, Nursing, Graduate, Healthcare, Patient Care, Vocational Nursing, Performance, Arts, Science, Health

Skills for LVN

Desired skills for LVN include:

Current practice related to dialysis principals and technique by participating in scheduled in-service classes
Competencies related to the nursing profession by participating in educational programs
Continued education units
Internal learning management skills and skill evaluations
Federal
Crisis management and intervention
Psychotropic medication
Nursing practices
State and local long term care regulations
Techniques and methods as applied to skilled nursing and resident care

Desired experience for LVN includes:

Current license by the State Board of Nursing, as a LPN or LVN
Able to work cohesively with patients/residents, physicians and other team members
Strong customer service skills a plus
Current TX LVN licensure (or eligible)
Experienced in administering immunizations and patient care in an Ambulatory Pediatric, Family Medicine, and OB/GYN setting preferred
Three (3) year’s experience in an outpatient setting as a Licensed Vocational Nurse is required for this position

LVN Examples

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LVN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of LVN. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for LVN
  • Dispose of contaminated/non-contaminated sharps in the appropriate disposal container
  • Organize patient correspondence and phone messages
  • Performing routine clerical duties assigned, including but not limited to locating patient charts, filing and the completion of routine forms
  • Suupports and promotes the Sanctuary model and it's commitments
  • Designates appropriate client referrals to the contracted physician(s) and other medical agencies or practitioners
  • Administers physician prescribed medications and vaccines
  • Controls and maintains adequate inventory of medications and medical supplies
  • Responds to all medical emergencies, provides first aid and periodically works "on-call" shifts to provide emergency assistance as needed
  • Actively participates in nursing related performance improvement activities
  • Participates in health training of clients to include hygiene, nutrition, and diet
Qualifications for LVN
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and hold valid current license issued by the state
  • Must have knowledge of nursing principles, methods and procedures
  • Candidates will possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Texas licensure and current CPR certification
  • Ability to work in an electronic health record environment
  • Type (30 WPM), data entry, 10-key
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LVN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a LVN. 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 LVN
  • Evaluates continuously the quality of medical care for the clients
  • Communicates all pertinent client related medical information to program/facility staff members per HIPPA related rules and regulations
  • Maintains compliance with company exposure plan to include OSHA and bloodborne pathogens
  • Completes documentation in EMR
  • Assists Assistant Clinic Manager/LVN with med refills/provider tasks
  • Responsible for day to day workflows under the direction of the Clinic Manager and Assistant Clinic Manager
  • Medication refills per protocol
  • Serve as the first line of response for patient questions – respond directly to general medical questions and provide screening for questions requiring provider input to ensure that adequate information is gathered to allow providers to respond appropriately
  • Call patients with lab and test results
  • Case Management for patients that require referrals or follow up
Qualifications for LVN
  • Requires the ability to work in a dynamic fast paced work environment
  • Candidates will possess good analytical, interpersonal, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • One (1) year experience in an outpatient setting as a Licensed Vocational Nurse is preferred for this position
  • Sitting for long periods of time, bending, reaching, stooping, kneeling, pushing/pulling, lifting/carrying up to 20 lbs., and grasping
  • Ability to travel between St
  • Maintains professional relationships with member and provider communities internal and external customers
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LVN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of LVN. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for LVN
  • Follow up with patients with abnormal test results
  • Review clinical “care consideration” documents received
  • Develop and maintain a system of “care consideration” of our primary care patients to be sure the front office schedules the patient to be seen for appropriate tests/therapies
  • Monitor patient flow and assist clinically as needed based upon wait times and needs of the clinic
  • Obtain and documents health history, information on chief complaint, vital signs, and health risk factors and assesses disease condition
  • Execute prescribed treatments and medical interventions, administers prescribed medications, and monitors and documents treatment progress and patient response
  • Track quality assurance data and monitors for acute and chronic care management
  • Administration of medications, feedings, oxygen, ostomy care as needed per client's plan of care and provided assessments of results
  • Insure infection control policies are maintained at all times, reports possible communicable diseases or infections and insures the overall implementation and practice of infection control procedures are implemented
  • Accurately documenting nursing actions of all care given and communication with family, case manager, and physicians documenting the progress and outcomes for established goals and Informs physician, case manager, and families of changes in client's medical condition and needs
Qualifications for LVN
  • Maintain current CPR training
  • Knowledge of scope of practice of a LVN
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical competence in providing direct care, patient and family education, leadership and role modeling assisting the physician as needed
  • Competency in basic Medical Assisting skills such as chart documentation, taking vital signs, preparing patients for exam
  • Ability to efficiently operate office equipment, fax, photocopy machine
  • Completion of a Board of Nursing accredited program of vocational nursing
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LVN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of LVN. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for LVN
  • Observe and document a patient's response to medications administered and report any change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO, as appropriate
  • Complete health nurse procedures, including EKGs, wound care, taking vital signs, ear lavage
  • Maintain a clean clinic environment and stocking assigned exam rooms daily, and
  • Taking specimens like blood, urine, sputum
  • Traige phone callsChanging wound dressings
  • At the time of emergency, they perform CPR
  • Prepares charts for clinic according to clinic schedule
  • Schedule ordering special tests (Oncotypes, Kras testing, EGFR (epidural growth factor receptor), Myraid, Paradigm, etc), diagnostic imaging, pathology, and home health services
  • Coordinates resident activities of daily living
  • Assist residents who are in transition , move-ins, return from hospital or skilled nursing facilities after illness, or any other significant life event
Qualifications for LVN
  • Current Vocational Nursing license in the state of Texas or the attainment of a temporary permit from the Board of Nursing to practice vocational nursing pending full licensure in the state of Texas
  • LVN required, Graduate of an accredited School of Vocation Nursing
  • Licensed by State of Texas as an LVN
  • One year of Licensed Vocational Nursing in an acute care facility preferred
  • NRP during orientation period
  • Current California LVN license/BLS certification required
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LVN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of LVN. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for LVN
  • Prepares for patient appointments by reviewing and updating patient records prior to appointment
  • Appropriately prepares patient for visit and alerts physician when patient is ready to be seen
  • Performs general clerical duties in support of health care team according to the needs of the clinic and as directed by provider(s) and nursing staff
  • Assists provider or nurse upon request during examination / procedure of patient and according to generally accepted medical standards
  • Provides administrative back-up support to the health care team as assigned and as necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the clinic
  • Maintains work station in accordance with protecting PHI
  • Ensures clinical areas are organized with respect of standards in safety and quality patient care
  • Administer immunizations understanding order from provider
  • Starts, hangs, monitors and discontinues blood products and/or I.V
  • Performs basic nursing procedures including thermal applications, non-sterile soaks and applications of simple dressing, perineal care and urine tests
Qualifications for LVN
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen experience preferred
  • 1-2 years of direct patient care preferred
  • Prefer experience from ED or Urgent Care
  • Minimum of two years experience as an LVN in a hospital or clinic setting is required
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in the state the facility is located
  • Must possess and maintain a current Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) license with the State of California

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