The LPN performs delegated nursing and medical functions of data collection and delivery of care to an assigned group of patients, or individualized patient. The LPN works under the direction of a Registered Nurse, or physician/authorized practitioner and in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team. The LPN is responsible for adhering to all policies, procedures, and nursing practice guidelines.
- Follows the patient’s plan of care.
- Prioritizes work based on patient acuity, available resources, and patient/family preferences, in collaboration with the RN or physician/authorized practitioner.
- Performs high and low risk technical procedures, including medications, defined by the clinical setting.
- Recognizes when different approaches may be needed based on age or cultural differences.
- Implements assigned aspects of the patient teaching plan.
- Documents care in the medical record.
- Effectively communicates compliance and concerns to delegating RN or physician/authorized practitioner.
- Takes action to assure continuity of care for all assigned patients.
- Adheres to all relevant policies, procedures, and nursing practice guidelines.
- Responds appropriately to emergent situations
- Vocational/Technical Training or Associate Degree
- Current Minnesota LPN License