Common responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Providing basic bedside care.
- Maintaining comfortable, orderly, safe, and clean environment for patients.
- Measuring and recording patients’ vital signs (such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiration).
- Preparing and giving injections and enemas.
- Monitoring catheters.
- Recording food/fluid input/output.
- Dressing wounds.
- Assisting with bed positioning, standing, and walking with patients.
- Collecting samples for testing.
- Performing routine laboratory tests as directed by supervisor.
- Preparing and administering (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV), and recording prescribed medications.
- Reporting adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed practical nurse.
- Assisting in relevant health teaching for patient and family/significant other.
- Recording all care information concisely, accurately, and completely in a timely manner, in the appropriate format, and on the appropriate forms.
- Performing other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting.
- Graduate of an accredited LPN program.
- Current LPN license in good standing with the state licensing board.
- Minimum of one (1) year LPN experience, in area of specialty preferred.