The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) practices under the direction or supervision of a licensed medical practitioner, a professional registered nurse, or other licensed health professional authorized by regulations of the Department of Health Regulatory Boards.
The LPN coordinates and manages the care provided to assigned patients. Under the supervision of the professional registered nurse (RN), LPNs perform care appropriate to the patient population served and meet daily routine patient care needs. The LPN performs their duties based on the unit care delivery model. This role collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to deliver care as outlined by the RN.
The LPN adheres to a culture reflective of Centra's best practices for quality and service, creates and maintains a safe patient environment, and contributes to a healthy work environment.
The practice of the LPN reflects the American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nurses and the Nurse Practice Act of Virginia.