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Licensed Practical Nurse-5W

St. Luke's Hospital
Duluth

Job Description

The Licensed Practical Nurse applies and demonstrates knowledge of the Scope of Nursing Practice as defined by the MN Board of Nursing and reinforced in St. Lukes policies. Understands the LPN role as part of the team that delivers patient care under the direction of the RN. Responsible for assisting patients with activities of daily living according to plan of care. Administers medications according to policy. Documents and reports pertinent information relating to patients progress.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:See Licensure/Certification/Registration requirements.
Experience: N/A
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current license in Minnesota to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Military Training Network.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education: N/A
Experience: N/A
Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Performs tasks within scope of education and Scope of Nursing Practice; maintains confidentiality; communicates effectively, both oral and written; supports St. Lukes goals; learns and performs basic computer keyboard operations.

READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES -Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to hear, see, stand, walk, kneel, bend, lift up to fifty (50) pounds; Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking; assists with lifting and moving patients; lifts supplies/equipment; considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling andcrouching.

Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 35 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Up to 50 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

WORKING CONDITIONS
Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases; contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances; exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness); subject to varying and unpredictable situations; handles emergency or crisis situations; occasionally subjected to irregular hours.

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