Assists the Registered Nurse in providing professional nursing care. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the ages of the resident/client served, and ability to provide care according to departmental policies and procedures. Provides care over an extended time, in various settings, spanning the illness to wellness continuum. Performs other related duties as deemed competent.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing
Experience: Preferably, Long-term care or related
License/Registration: Current NC license - Licensed Practical Nurse. Current CPR certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) is required
Other: Thorough knowledge of nursing standards, principles and procedures; ability to work well with others
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires frequently: lifting 50 lbs from floor to waist and waist to eye level; pushing 40 lbs; pulling 80 lbs; standing; walking; repetitive trunk rotation-standing; manual dexterity; both handedness (both hands must be used) near vision; far vision; hearing (requires hearing whispered voice); Occasionally: one handed carrying 15lbs; work kneeling; work squatting/crouching; visual color discrimination; and visual depth perception. In the environment occasionally exposed to wetness; slippery surfaces; ionizing radiation and accident exposure.