Licensed Practical Nurse I (#MDGA01)
Description of Occupational Work
This class uses three levels of work in the Health and Human Services Group, Nursing Services Series and describes work in the field of licensed practical nursing. Work involves providing general nursing care under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Positions in this series require a Licensed Practical Nurse license issued by the Delaware Board of Nursing.
Note: The Licensed Practical Nurse career ladder incorporates levels I, II, and III. The Licensed Practical Nurse I level provides entry for hiring new employees into the class series but does not preclude hiring new employees at the higher levels. All positions allocated to the Licensed Practical Nurse career ladder are classified at the III level (highest level in the career ladder). To implement the career ladder, current employees are assigned to the level for which they meet minimum qualifications and promotional standards for those levels assigned to the agency. Employees may be promoted through the career ladder in accordance with promotional standards. The promotional standards, a selection document under separate cover, set forth the criteria that define and describe the complexity of work required for advancement through the career ladder.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Levels of Work
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE I
This is the entry level of practical nursing care. Positions report to a technical supervisor.
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE II
This is the full performance level of practical nursing care. Positions report to a technical supervisor.
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE III
This is the advanced level of practical nursing care. Positions report to a technical supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Licensed Practical Nurse II requires:
In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Licensed Practical Nurse III requires:
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Licensed Practical Nurse I