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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE, as a member of a health care team, provides direct care services to patients in treatment facilities such as hospitals, institutions, or clinics to insure their physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class are in regular in-person contact with patients to administer medications and provide care and with patients' families to provide support and to exchange medical information relevant to patients. They are in regular in person and telephone contact with physicians to clarify chart orders and report changes in patients' condition and with support personnel to request test results, order supplies, move patients, and request special diets.
Employees in this class receive general supervision from a nursing supervisor who reviews work through review of charting and documentation on patient medical sheets, direct observation, and feedback from patients, patients' families, and physicians. Work performed by employees in this class is governed by: Federal and State laws pertaining to illness, communicable diseases, handling of drugs, and reporting of child abuse; Oregon Board of Nursing policies and procedures; patient care plans and physicians' orders; policies and procedures of the agency; and practices of the nursing profession.
Positions in this class are generally found in hospitals, clinics, or other health care facilities. They require the willingness to work in the environment associated with the position's location and purpose. In addition, they require the willingness to maintain a sympathetic and understanding attitude towards mentally ill, mentally retarded, handicapped, and physically ill patients. Some positions require the willingness to work overtime, on-call, and/or rotating schedules.
NOTE: At the time of recruitment, the agency may require training or experience in a specialized area of nursing.