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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 2* - 05122022 - 31485

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Currently licensed as a practical nurse and experience equivalent to one year of licensed practical nursing.

Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications: Currently licensed as a practical nurse with the State of Tennessee or holds a privilege to practice in the State of Tennessee under the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). A valid motor vehicle operator license may be required.
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for licensed practical nursing duties of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the working level class in the Licensed Practical Nurse job series. An employee in this class is responsible for providing licensed practical nursing health care support in a hospital, clinic, institution, or in the home. An employee in this class may be assigned to work days, evenings, nights, and/or weekends. This class differs from Licensed Practical Nurse 1 in that the latter performs licensed practical nursing duties as directed by the immediate supervisor. This class differs from Licensed Practical Nurse 3 in that the latter is responsible for leading the work of technical nursing staff.

Work Activities

Assisting and Caring for Others:
  1. Performs BLS (Basic Life Support), CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and other emergency responses.
  2. Provides health care support as directed by the immediate supervisor.
  3. Follows a prescribed health care plan or protocol.
  4. Takes the patient's vital signs.
  5. Identifies patient's allergies.
  6. Administers medication.
  7. Monitors side effects of medication.
  8. Observes effectiveness of medications.
  9. Feeds the patient.
  10. Bathes the patient.
  11. Prepares the patient for laboratory tests.
  12. Obtains required lab specimens per protocol.
  13. Prepares specimens for transport to an outside laboratory.
  14. Performs other procedures per protocol.
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:
  1. Educates patients/caregivers how to maintain optimal health status.
  2. Demonstrates self-care such as dressing changes, self-examinations, activities of daily living (e.g., hygiene), and use of adaptive equipment/devices.
  3. Ensures the patient understands self-care instructions.
Documenting/Recording Information:
  1. Documents assessments, care and education provided to the patient.
  2. Lists vital signs and procedures performed in the patient's medical record.
  3. Documents orders followed and medical interventions.
  4. Documents completed tests and the results.
  5. Documents administration and effectiveness of drugs, documents utilization of controlled drugs.
  6. Completes medical and administrative forms (e.g. electronic or paper).
Monitoring and Controlling Resources:
  1. Maintains an adequate, current, and secure inventory of health care supplies.
  2. Reports discrepancies in the inventory.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material:
  1. Ensures that medical equipment and designated work areas are kept clean and serviceable.
  2. Reports any maintenance problems or repairs made on equipment.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:
  1. Fosters team work to ensure total care of patient/client and outside entities.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:
  1. Discusses the patients comprehensive health plan with other staff to identify the patients/clients needs.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
  1. Communicates with internal and external entities.
Coaching and Developing Others:
  1. Provides education to employees and others.