The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provided care appropriate to the age of the patients serviced on his/her unit.Â The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and developmental over the life span, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/department's policies and procedures.
Functions under the direct supervision of an RN
Interacts with patients, patient's families, and all internal departments.
Contributes to a safe therapeutic environment through continuous observation and assessment of the milieu and the active reinforcement of the therapeutic community model.
Communicate clearly through spoken words and in writing.
Accurately documents care in electronic medical record and MAR in a timely fashion
Complies with the ethical standards of the organization
Ability to prioritize and monitor details of medication administration.
Possess physical ability necessary to lift patients, assist with ADL's and respond to psychiatric crises/ situations.