LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)

Posted 6 months ago

LPNs often work with patients in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. They are also common in the home health care field. All of these jobs may require the nurse to perform additional tasks including:

  • Assessing patients’ reactions to medications
  • Assessing patients’ mental health
  • Providing emotional support
  • Assisting with daily needs such as bathing and dressing
  • Observation of patients’ skin for potential bed sores

Job Features

Job CategoryBiomedical, Sunshine Homecare, Virtual Winter Festival
Salary:Starting at $20.00/Hourt
About:The LPN will usually be the first medical professional to work with a patient. Recording the patient’s history is one of the first duties. Other jobs the LPN performs include: Giving medication as prescribed by a physician Taking vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperature, and weight Basic wound care including cleaning and bandaging injured areas Giving injections of medication Immunizations Taking medical histories Entering information into computer systems
Job-Specific Duties:In addition to the standard duties of the LPN there are some that are specific to certain job settings. When dealing with ill or injured patients in a hospital, the duties often are: Managing IVs Ensuring patients and their families understand release instructions Supervising CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants) Monitoring fluid and food intake and output Moving patients safely
Required license or certification:LPN
Required experience:LPN: 4 years

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