State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $41,464.00-$65,790.00 Yearly




A Licensed Practical Nurse II is the full performance level of work performing practical nursing duties for the care, treatment, habilitation or rehabilitation of mentally ill, aged, physically ill or physically disabled patients; developmentally disabled clients; or clients attending clinics for preventive or treatment services. Work is performed in a team relationship with a Registered Nurse in compliance with the statutes and regulations governing nursing and the Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses. Employees in this classification may have lead responsibility for direct care and other non-licensed staff.

Employees receive general supervision from a Registered Nurse or other licensed health professional. Employees may be assigned to day, evening, night or rotating shifts which may include holidays and weekends. Employees may be subject to call-in and overtime based on staffing needs. Employees are required to observe infection control precautions in order to prevent contamination and spread of disease. Employees may be required to physically restrain patients/clients displaying violent aggressive behavior. The work may require the lifting and positioning of non-ambulatory patients/clients and the lifting of wheelchairs and other heavy equipment. The work may require long periods of standing, walking, bending and reaching.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Licensed Practical Nurse I and Licensed Practical Nurse II are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Licensed Practical Nurse I performs duties under close supervision at times and with general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed while the Licensed Practical Nurse II performs the full range of duties under general supervision. The Licensed Practical Nurse II is differentiated from Licensed Practical Nurse III in that the Licensed Practical Nurse III has advanced level practical nursing responsibility requiring additional technical training or has lead responsibility for lower-level Licensed Practical Nurses.


Performs nursing procedures such as administering prescribed medications, monitoring patients' vital signs, obtaining specimens for laboratory testing and assisting in physical examinations;

Performs patient medical treatments such as catheterizations, suctioning procedures, tracheotomy care and the application of dressings;

Provides health education counseling to patients and assists patients in performing daily living activities;

Documents and maintains required charts, reports and individual health records on patients and, as directed, keeps Physicians, Registered Nurses and other designated personnel informed of same;

Practices behavior modification techniques designed to assist patients/clients in their treatments;

Maintains proper inventories of supplies;

Follows prescribed procedures for cleanliness, sterility and aseptic techniques;

Attends in-service training programs in order to maintain a continual awareness of current nursing practices, procedures and policies;

Provides individual and group health instruction for students and non-nursing staff in the community setting;

Performs other related duties.


1. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in, and therefore, will be required to provide the facility with a telephone number where they can be reached.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service or a classification in the Skilled or Professional Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

Sep 30 2009 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006642; EST: ; REV: 7/1/2020;

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