The LPN job commences to integrate technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This role assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This role also provides direction, education, and begins to assume leadership responsibilities at the unit level.
The LPN job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This role safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Licensure, certification or registration varies depending on the incumbent`s employment background and transitional assignment; LPN licensure in Virginia or eligible
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current LPN Licensure in Virginia AHA BLS Certification or equivalent
Varies based on transitional duty assignment.
Experience as a LPN in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice
Graduate from a Board of Nursing approved School of Practical Nursing
Education/training PREFERRED: N/A
Independent action(s) required:
Follows documented physician/licensed independent provider orders, standards, and practice guidelines such as treatments and organizes work to carry out assignment.
Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A
Additional position requirements:
Licensed Practical Nurses work all three shifts, weekends and holidays.
Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with your specific Nurse Manager/Practice Manager.
Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet unit requirements and/or as needed.
Age Specific groups served:
As appropriate based on transitional
Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Other: Exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Steady pace, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent, change
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