EA10 - Licensed Practical Nurse
General Nature of Work:
Assists a doctor or a registered nurse in a variety of paraprofessional nursing tasks.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
This class is intended for use at the entry and journey levels.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Supervises the work of nursing assistants and other subordinate health care personnel in the performance of routine nursing duties; carries out established procedures and policies.
Discusses patient's progress and needs with physicians and registered nurses; assists them with examinations and treatment.
Cleans and sterilizes general floor supplies.
Administers routine oral, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications following departmental policies and procedures; records significant responses to administered medications.
Takes and records temperature, pulse and respiration of patients.
Tests vision and hearing of patients.
Takes blood and smears for testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of practical nursing procedures.
Knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene, basic health and safety practices.
Knowledge of the human anatomy.
Ability to make accurate technical and physical observations of patients.
Ability to accurately record observations.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Positions in this classification require licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing and one year of experience as an LPN. Positions in this classificaiton require licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Requires certification in Basic Life Support prior to the completion of general orientation.
MUSC Physical Requirements: