Missouri State University

6010 Licensed Practical Nurse

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Licensed Practical Nurse

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 6010

GRADE 41

 
CLASSIFICATION Nonexempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Health and Wellness Services

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President for Student Affairs 

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) performs duties within the scope of practice as defined by the Missouri Nurse Practice Act requiring all nursing care shall be given under the direction of a person licensed by a state regulatory board to prescribe medications and treatments or under the direction of a registered professional nurse, physician, or nurse practitioner. The L.P.N. performs duties for the promotion of health and in the care of persons who are ill, injured, or experiencing alterations in normal health processes requiring substantial specialized skill, judgment, and knowledge in accordance with the Taylor Health and Wellness Nursing Policy and Procedure.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Educations: A high school diploma plus completion of one year training in licensed practical nursing program from an accredited school is required.

Experience: Two years nursing experience in a clinical setting is required.

Effort: Must be able to lift 15-25 pounds and endure extended periods of standing on a daily basis.

License: Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Missouri is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provides basic patient care for the sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled by gathering patient information and taking vital signs, blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and pulse oximetry.

2. Assists in providing quality patient care by observing patients, charting and reporting changes of patients’ conditions to the physician or nurse practitioner, documenting all patient contact in the medical record, conferring with physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and assisting in the delivery of the plan for health care with all members of the health team.

3. Expedites patient care by returning phone calls to patients for the physician or nurse practitioner to clarify information or patient instructions or to address patient needs or concerns and following up with the physician or nurse practitioner regarding such calls.

4. Supports the delivery of quality patient care by maintaining physician and nurse practitioner ticklers and referral book per clinic protocol, cleaning exam rooms per policy, assuring physician and nurse practitioner rooms are adequately stocked each day, setting up equipment for medical exams, and assisting with instrument cleaning, wrapping, packaging, and sterilization if trained.

5. Provides quality patient care by following Taylor Health and Wellness Infection Control policy, demonstrating professionalism and awareness of issues of confidentiality and patient safety, demonstrating respect and understanding of the rights of the patient, and performing all duties in compliance with Taylor Health and Wellness Center Nursing policies and procedures.

6. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Nursing Coordinator.

7. Contributes to the overall success of Taylor Health and Wellness Center by performing all other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

The L.P.N. works under the general supervision of the Director, Health and Wellness Services, under the direct supervision of the physician, as delegated, and exercises no supervision of others.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JUNE 2007

JOB FAMILY 4

Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 1 - 500 Points: Knowledge of principles, processes, methods, and procedures associated with a limited range of healthcare, technical, scientific, administrative support, communications, or social science program objectives or common problems. Knowledge permits the employee to complete routine medical and healthcare procedures, common administrative support tasks, operate basic equipment and instruments, carry out a variety of interrelated tasks and recurring assignments, assist individuals, answer common questions, and/or elicit information from a variety of sources. Professional knowledge, skill, and technical mastery at this level are typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience beyond a high school diploma.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 1 - 50 Points: Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 2 - 100 Points: Interactions are generally routine and structured involving employees inside the University, students, or the general public. The purpose may include obtaining or clarifying facts, coordinating work, solving recurring problems, or providing factual information to others. Contacts may be with coworkers or structured exchanges with students, faculty, or the general public, and are generally for the purpose of exchanging information.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 1 - 100 Points: The work generally involves sequential steps and methods explained by the supervisor and/or described by specific guidelines, such as standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals. Tasks are relatively clear-cut and involve related steps, processes, and methods. The employee may be required to recognize differences in a variety of situations, but those differences are normally clear and require the selection of standard processes to resolve. Deviations from standard procedures or guidelines must be authorized.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 2 - 400 Points: Work involves services including collecting, processing, and disseminating information and providing advice to others. Work activities may be complex and likely affect the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services to the extent that others rely on the advice given in order to make decisions. Work activities typically affect the efficiency of the department but have relatively minor effects on operations within the cost center. Individuals in jobs at this level are often responsible for actively documenting, monitoring, and controlling expenditures. Incumbents may recommend minor expenditures, but have no substantive authority over budgets.