Works under the supervision of RN. The LPN’s primary job function is to perform a wide variety of direct, technical nursing care functions for assigned patients in accordance with nursing care and physicians’ orders. Administers medications, identifies patient and family needs, documents care provided, and reports patient’s needs, problems, symptoms, and behavioral changes. May initiate IV therapy. Supports each Strategic Value by providing excellent care to those we serve. Works with other disciplines/ancillary services in the care they provide. Performs
other duties as assigned.
Graduate of accredited school of practical nursing required
LPN(OH) required IV Certification required
Approximately three to six months on-the-job experience necessary in order to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of departmental and unit policies and procedures regarding administration of patient care as well as develop requisite skills in administering medications
D. Interpersonal Skills
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to interact with patients, families, physicians, and a variety of hospital personnel and to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity necessary to elicit patient and family cooperation.
E. Essential Technical/Motor Skills
Hand/eye coordination in order to give injections, change dressings, use computer, and perform certain patient procedures.
F. Essential Physical Requirements
The physical demand is heavy. Occasionally lifts in excess of 100 pounds and frequently carries 50 pounds. Stands or walks greater than 50% of the day with regular breaks when assessing and interviewing patients and providing skilled nursing. Sits for one to three hours per day when reviewing diagnostic data and completing required documentation. Ability to use hands for repetitive simple grasping, fine manipulation, and pushing and pulling when attending to a patient’s physical needs, operating patient care equipment, and recording responses to medications and treatment.
G. Essential Mental Requirements
Must be able to assess patient’s condition, interpret care plan, comprehend appropriate interventions, evaluate patient’s response to care/treatment and explain/teach patients about their conditions/recovery. Required higher level of mental faculties accompanies by short and long-term memory.
H. Essential Sensory Requirements
Good vision is required when providing skilled nursing, reviewing diagnostic data, and completing required documentation. The ability to communicate clearly is required when instructing and comforting patients and their families and maintaining effective contact with physicians and a variety of hospital personnel.
I. Exposure to Hazards
Occasionally exposed to dust, dirt, heat and cold, fumes/odors, noise, body fluids, sharp instruments, extreme temperatures, moving machinery, unpleasant patient-care activities, and frequently exposed to infectious diseases.