Licensed Practical Nurse III

Recruitment #220112-Y11C-05

Introduction

This position can be filled at any level (I, II or III) depending on the applicants qualifications and experience.

Salary - $42,853.02

BASIC PURPOSE:
Positions in this job series are assigned responsibilities for performing technical direct and indirect nursing care in an Oklahoma Veterans Center for individuals 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 and others.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:
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 patients.
*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.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS:
The Licensed Practical Nurse job series has three levels that are distinguished based on the level of skill required, experience, responsibility and complexity of specific assignments, and responsibility for providing leadership to others.

Level I: 
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 practical nurse.

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.

Level II:
This is the career level LPN where employees are assigned responsibility for performing a full range of nursing assignments as a Licensed Practical Nurse and perform nursing tasks at the full performance level in providing care to patients. Responsibilities will include providing guidance and training to others in completing routine nursing tasks and activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus demonstrated ability to provide nursing care to patients.

Level III:
This is the specialist level LPN or charge nurse where employees are assigned responsibility for performing the more complex nursing tasks and providing direct or functional supervision to others in the care and treatment of patients. This includes tasks involving the assignment and review of work, providing required training, and insuring that the quality of care meets established standards. Responsibilities will also include providing guidance and training to others in completing the more complex nursing tasks and activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus ability to monitor and direct the work of others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license in good standing as a licensed practical nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.

Level II:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one year of practical nursing experience.

Level III:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus three years of practical nursing experience.

NOTES

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