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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

at Delaware Veterans Home in Harrington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE I

This is the entry level of practical nursing care. Positions report to a technical supervisor.

  • Responsible for less complex practical nursing assignments.
  • Receives close supervision in agency operations.
  • Regular contacts are with individuals and their families, nursing staff, physicians, dietary, pharmacy and other departments to ensure adequate care is provided to patients.

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE II

This is the full performance level of practical nursing care. Positions report to a technical supervisor.

  • Responsible for complex practical nursing assignments.
  • Prepares work schedules and oversees work of subordinate staff. 
  • Regular contacts are with individuals and their families, nursing staff, physicians, dietary, pharmacy and other departments to ensure adequate care is provided to patients.

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE III

This is the advanced level of practical nursing care. Positions report to a technical supervisor.

  • Responsible for the most complex practical nursing assignments. 
  • Oversees the work of subordinate staff and redistributes the work force to ensure complete coverage and maximum effectiveness and efficiency of patient care activities.
  • Regular contacts are with individuals and their families, nursing staff, physicians, dietary, pharmacy and other departments to ensure adequate care is provided to patients.
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.

  • Knowledge of common physical and mental illnesses and their symptoms.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of practical nursing care.
  • Knowledge of the use standard instruments, supplies and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of bathing, dressing, oral and personal hygiene and positioning of patients.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, abbreviations and symbols.
  • Skill in administration of medications.
  • Ability to exercise patience and understanding while working with the physically and mentally ill or developmentally disabled. 
  • Ability to write legibly and to spell correctly.
  • Ability to record accurate information on patients' charts.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Licensed Practical Nurse II requires: 

  • Skill in providing practical nursing care. 
  • Skill in the use of standard instruments, supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to prepare complete, accurate reports.
  • Ability to direct the work of subordinate staff.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Licensed Practical Nurse III requires: 

  • Skill in providing complex practical nursing care.
  • Skill in directing the work of subordinate staff.
Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Licensed Practical Nurse I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Delaware Practical Nurse license, Delaware temporary license or multi-state compact license.
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Job Posting: 970240

Posted On: May 16, 2022

Updated On: Jun 11, 2022