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LPN 01 - Job Description Acknowledgement

  • LPN Job Description

  • A qualified Licensed Practical Nurse administers skilled nursing care to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Services are furnished in accordance with NEHHS policies.


    1. Graduate of a state approved nursing school and currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing.
    2. Minimum of one (1) year experience in nursing, preferred.
    3. Must maintain current CPR per NEHHS policy.
    4. Ability to carry out directions, read and write.
    5. Acceptance of philosophy and goals of NEHHS.
    6. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
    7. Must have a form of transportation.



    1. Understands and adheres to established policies and procedures.
    2. Implements the nursing care plan for each patient.
    3. Provides nursing services, treatments and diagnostic and preventive procedures as assigned.
    4. Initiates preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate.
    5. Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and RN reactions to treatments, including drugs and changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.
    6. Teaches and counsels the patient and family/significant others regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the patient at home.
    7. Evaluates with registered nurse the effectiveness of the LPN’s nursing service to the patient and family under the guidance of the registered nurse.
    8. Maintains accurate and complete records of observations, treatments and care of patient.
    9. Participates in medical record audit if assigned.
    10. Attends staff meetings, patient care conferences and In-services as scheduled.
    11. Takes on-call duty, nights, weekends and holidays as assigned.
    12. Participating in patient care conferences to discuss the need for involvement of other members of the health team, such as physical therapist or speech language pathologist.
    13. Prepares clinical and progress notes.
    14. Assists the physician and RN in performing specialized procedures.
    15. If an LPN provides IV therapy or other technical procedure not included in routine LPN training courses, they must first show documentation of competency/experience signed by an RN, physician, or specific training program director.
    16. Observes aseptic technique as required.
    17. Assists the patient in learning appropriate self-care techniques.
    18. Understands and adheres to established NEHHS policies and procedures.

    Client Environment

    1. Maintains a safe environment for the client.
    2. Maintain an infection free environment, by following standard precautions and good hand hygiene.


    1. A completed nursing note(s), medication and treatment sheets, interim physician orders and 60-day summaries and other clinical records forms no less often than weekly. Submit nursing page one and page two note with the correct client name, correct date of visit, correct time in and time out, and your signature on nursing note. Time slip must be completed with correct date of visit, correct time in and out, correct client’s name, your signature, and must be signed by either client/primary caregiver/or designated person.


    1. Attends In-service and continuing education programs as scheduled and necessary.

    Working Environment

    May provide nursing services at either the client’s home, school setting, or both. Nurse will travel to/from client’s home, school setting, or where nursing services are provided.

    Job Relationships

    1. Supervised by: Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Supervisor/RN

    Risk Exposure

    High Risk

    Physical Requirements

    Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:
    • Ability to participate in physical activity.
    • Ability to work for extended period of time while standing or sitting and being involved in physical activity
    • Heavy lifting (Must be able to lift 75 lbs, turn and transfer clients up to 150 lbs.)
    • Must be able to hear and speak in a manner understood.
    • Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis.

    FLSA Status