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Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) work many different roles in the healthcare field, some of which are providing routine care, observing patients’ health, assisting doctors and registered nurses (RN), and acting as an intermediary between patients and their families. LPN’s can also work privately for families or work with businesses to provide basic care and health consultations to employees. As a LPN, opportunities also exist to work in government facilities, both state and federal, working as a consultant regarding health-related issues and programs.

Job Duties

  • Assists in the development of individualized care plans for patients
  • Works with patients to achieve their rehabilitation goals, in line with their care plan
  • Takes note of the general physical and mental condition of patients, as well as signs and symptoms
  • Distributes assignments to CNA’s
  • Admits and discharges patients
  • Assists with diagnostic procedures as needed
  • Perform basic therapeutic procedures and treatments
  • Supervises team members to ensure that all duties are provided efficiently and with care

Education and Qualifications

  • Completion of a Practical Nursing program required
  • At the very least, a High School diploma or equivalent, and a few months of experience are required
  • Be able to supervise a limited number of employees
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A strong knowledge of basic math such as: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of various units of measure