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Licensed Practical Nurses

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) gives comprehensive practical nursing to patients and participates as a member of the health care team under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician.

The purpose of LPN is to provide nursing care to patients in accordance with established standards for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and the philosophy and objectives of the Authority to ensure that the patients' physical, emotional, psycho-social, educational and spiritual needs are met.

Responsibilities

1. To provides practical nursing care to patients admitted to the Medical Unit using a problem solving approach and in accordance with the standards, guidelines and scope of practical nursing practice to facilitate individualized nursing care to patients of the Medical Unit.

2. The LPN facilitates, implements and modifies patient and family education/teaching based on the needs of the patient.

3. Advocate practice environments that have the organizational and resource allocations necessary for safe, competent and ethical nursing care.

The duties of a Licensed Practical Nurse include:

  • Observing patients' physical and emotional response to illness
  • Observing patient's vital signs
  • Providing basic nursing care and treatment
  • Providing a safe and comfortable environment for patients.