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EA15 - Licensed Practical Nurse II

Band 4  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Assists a doctor or a registered nurse in a variety of complex or highly skilled paraprofessional nursing tasks.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

This class is intended for use at the expert or lead-worker 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 licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants or other subordinate healthcare personnel in the performance of nursing duties; carries out established procedures and policies.
Performs a variety of administrative duties such as certifying clients, providing triage activities, assuring OSHA standards are met, participating in medical team conferences, participating in Quality Assurance/Continuous Quality Improvement activities, etc.
Discusses patient's progress and needs with physicians and registered nurses; assists them with complex examinations and treatment.
Monitors transfusions; hangs and monitors infusions
Administers 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.)

Extensive knowledge of practical nursing procedures, 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..

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing and related experience.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing and two years of related 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:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 50 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 50 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry patients weighing up to 350 lbs., assisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 350 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet.
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.

Additional New Requirements:
Computer literacy.
Ability to work rotating shifts. Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.


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