Licensed Practical Nurse III

Recruitment #220113-Y11C-06

Introduction

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.
* May serve as Charge Nurse on a unit, supervising staff performing medication administration and patient care.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies
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.

Special Requirements
This position has been determined to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements consist of possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a licensed practical nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.

NOTES

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