The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) collects patient /family information that assists the Registered Nurse in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The LPN provides safe, effective care for assigned patients with the assistance and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Patient/Family Data Collection
- Performs patient/family data collection to facilitate the identification of clinical, educational, psychosocial, and cultural needs per ACH policy and procedure.
- Communicates pertinent patient/family data and observation information to appropriate health team members.
- Contributes to patient plan of care based on clinical, educational, psychosocial and cultural needs.
- Plans prioritizes, and organizes patient care tasks to ensure time and resource utilization.
- Recognizes the need to resource other health care team members to plan patient care needs.
- Completes routine patient care tasks and medication administration in a safe, efficient and timely manner.
- Individualizes nursing interventions to meet identified patient/family clinical, educational, psychosocial and cultural needs.
- Recognizes emergency situations and intervenes appropriately.
- Demonstrates the ability to learn, perform and maintain competencies needed for assigned unit.
- Modifies nursing interventions to meet changing patient needs in collaboration with the Registered Nurse.
- Documents patient care according to department policy.
- Modifies and reassesses patient plan of care in collaboration with the Registered Nurse.
- Practices cost effective use of supplies.
- Utilizes available communication tools (e-mail, staff meetings, and bulletin boards) to remain informed.
- Delegates' appropriate tasks to non licensed personnel and ensures completion.
- Completes 8 contact hours per year of appropriate continuing education related to current practice area and role responsibilities.
- Consistently demonstrates that new knowledge and skills gained from education are incorporated into actual clinical practice.
- Uses mentoring and role modeling skills to promote positive patient outcomes and professionalism within the Nursing Division.
- Shares knowledge and expertise with nursing staff and other members of the health care team.
Certificate from college program or technical school
• Note: Graduation from an accredited school of Licensed Practical Nursing.
entry level or experienced LPN experience preferred
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): (AR)
• Candidate must possess at time of hire
- reading - complex
- writing - complex
- complex calculations.
Physical Activity - Stand
Physical Activity - Walk
Physical Activity - Sit
Physical Activity - Use hands to touch, handle, or feel
Physical Activity - Reach with hands and arms
Physical Activity - Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend
Physical Activity - Talk or hear
Physical Environment - Inside Office Environment / conditions
Physical Environment - Fumes or airborne particles
Physical Environment - Toxic or caustic chemicals
Physical Environment - Risk of radiation
Physical Environment - Infectious disease
Physical Environment - Blood or bodily fluid
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 50 pounds
• (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)
Noise Level - In general, the noise level for this position is considered to be: