Licensed Practical Nurse – Lewisburg, WV

Job Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse (hereafter referred to as LPN) practices within the scope of the LPN license.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in the implementation of the Nursing Care Process as it refers to each individual.
  • Recognize and report changes in the individual’s condition to the RN on duty.
  • Accurately record nursing actions which reflect the care given and observations made.
  • Administer medications. The LPN is not allowed to give IV push medications or IV push medications through a heparin lock.
  • Observe, report, and document individual’s response to medication.
  • May accept verbal physician orders, but the order needs to be written on a Physician’s order form and signed at a later date by the Physician.
  • Implement behavior modification programs and/or any other training programs that have been deemed appropriate for the individual through the IEP/IPP process.
  • Responsible for facilitating activities of daily living for individuals to include: bathing, feeding, dressing, grooming, and training.
  • Involve individuals and their natural families in their health care.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding individual medical information.
  • Report accurately, completely, and immediately to the RN any incidents or accidents that happen to individuals or staff.
  • Provide crisis on-call services including phone contact, face-to-face visits, or other services as needed.

Physical Demands:

  • Moving or lifting objects in excess of 100 pounds with frequent moving or lifting objects weighing 50 pounds or more.
  • Employee must be able to: stand, sit, climb, or balance, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear, taste and smell.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited LPN school.
  • Currently licensed as a LPN in the state of WV.
  • Previous training and/or experience working with individuals who have developmental disabilities is preferred but not required.
  • Completion of the agency’s Orientation training class.
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid.
  • Completion of Crisis Prevention course.

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