Licensed Practical Nurse

Recruitment #220125-Y11C-08

Introduction


This position is for a Licensed Practical Nurse III for the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs – Norman Veterans Center
Norman Veterans Center
1776 E. Robinson St.
Norman, OK  73070

Annual Salary $42,853.02/ $1.44 hr. shift diff for 3-11 & 11-7 shifts. All shifts available.

Basic Purpose:

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing technical direct and indirect nursing care in a clinic, hospital, institution, or home setting for individuals under the supervision or direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician, or dentist.  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 of an LPN III:
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, families, and groups in a variety of settings.
•Participates in developing and implementing appropriate aspects of a plan of care.
•Administers medications 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.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
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. Demonstrated ability to provide nursing care to patients or clients. The ability to monitor and direct the work of others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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, or Licensed Practical Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), plus three years of practical nursing experience.

This position has been designated as Safety Sensitive in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act of 2019 (HB2612).

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.