Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Company: OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Posted on: November 17, 2021
BASIC PURPOSE :
Positions in this job series are assigned responsibilities for
supervising and/or performing technical direct and indirect nursing
care in an Oklahoma Veterans Center under the supervision or
direction of a registered nurse or licensed physician. This
includes taking temperatures, pulse, respiration, and blood
pressure, and various other technical nursing tasks in providing
health care to patients.
The functions performed by employees in this job family will vary
by level, but may include the following :
Performs nursing procedures or specialized functions in accordance
with knowledge, skills, and licensure.
Participates in the evaluation of responses to interventions.
Teaches basic nursing skills and related principles. Delegates
nursing care tasks such as: taking temperature, pulse, respiration,
and blood pressure, giving enemas, douches, and sitz baths,
collecting specimens, and measuring intake and output.
Assists in assessing, reporting, and recording health status of
Participates in developing and implementing appropriate aspects of
a plan of care.
Administers medications and medical treatments as ordered.
Reports appropriate patient information to supervisor or
appropriate health team member.
Serves as Charge Nurse on a unit, supervising staff performing
medication administration and patient care.
LEVEL DESCRIPTORS :
The Licensed Practical Nurse job series has three levels that are
distinguished based on the level of skill required, responsibility
and complexity of specific assignments, and responsibility for
providing leadership or supervision to others.
This is the basic LPN where employees perform routine entry-level
tasks under close professional supervision and in a training status
to build their skills in providing nursing care as a licensed
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include
knowledge of nursing techniques, procedures, practices, and theory,
of medical terminology, and of infection control measures. Ability
is required to exercise sound judgment; to follow detailed oral or
written instructions; and to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with others.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of
possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a licensed
practical nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
As an employer of the State of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Department of
Veterans Affairs is able to offer the following:
Benefit allowance to off-set insurance costs
11 paid holidays
15 days paid vacation
15 days paid sick leave
Retirement savings plan with generous company match
Longevity bonus for years of service
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