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"Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Care for ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled persons in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse"

1) Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.

2) Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, and note times and amounts on patients' charts.


3) Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them.

4) Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.

5) Provide basic patient care and treatments, such as taking temperatures and blood pressure, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages, or performing catheterizations.


6) Help patients with bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, moving in bed, and standing and walking.

7) Supervise nurses' aides and assistants.

8) Work as part of a health care team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.

9) Record food and fluid intake and output.

10) Evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other health-care team members as necessary.

11) Assemble and use equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.

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12) Collect samples such as blood, urine and sputum from patients, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.

13) Prepare patients for examinations, tests and treatments and explain procedures.

14) Prepare food trays and examine them for conformance to prescribed diet.


15) Apply compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.

16) Clean rooms and make beds.

17) Inventory and requisition supplies and instruments.

18) Provide medical treatment and personal care to patients in private home settings, such as cooking, keeping rooms orderly, seeing that patients are comfortable and in good spirits, and instructing family members in simple nursing tasks.

19) Sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave.

20) Assist in delivery, care, and feeding of infants.

21) Wash and dress bodies of deceased persons.

22) Make appointments, keep records and perform other clerical duties in doctors' offices and clinics.

23) Set up equipment and prepare medical treatment rooms.

Job Description for "Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  S-R-I        SOC:  29-2061.00


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