LPN Jobs at Elite Nurses

LPN Job Description

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) plays a critical role in healthcare. Their work is centered around providing direct care to patients, ensuring their comfort and well-being. LPNs are essential to smooth facility operations, collaborating with doctors and nurses to deliver excellent patient care.

Often, the LPN is one of the healthcare professionals who have the most interaction with the patient. Under the guidance of a Registered Nurse (RN), LPNs perform various patient care responsibilities.

LPNs form tight-knit bonds with patients, which significantly enhances patients’ quality of life and potentially expedites recovery. Physicians and RNs rely heavily on feedback and insights from LPNs to formulate effective patient treatment strategies.

LPN duties typically include:

  • Recording essential vitals such as temperature, pulse, respiration rate, and blood pressure.
  • Assessing the patient’s level of discomfort or pain.
  • Assisting patients with meals.
  • Aiding patients with personal hygiene or clothing changes.
  • Repositioning patients to prevent bedsores.
  • Assisting in the management of wound care.
  • Supporting RNs during medical procedures.
  • Transporting patients within the facility.
  • Laundering and changing bed linens.
  • Keeping supplies replenished.
  • Updating information in patient charts.
  • Answering patient questions.

The career outlook for LPNs is promising, with a high demand for their unique skills leading to many LPN job opportunities.

LPN License Information

You must obtain a license to work as an LPN in your respective state. While each state’s requirements may vary slightly, most demand similar prerequisites.

  1. Complete an approved LPN program – Most programs range from 1 to 2 years and incorporate both classroom teaching and practical experience.
  2. Pass the NCLEX-PN Exam – This exam, mandated by every state, has a written component as well as a practical skills evaluation.
  3. Register with the state’s licensing board – Every state has its own licensing process. Typically, this involves completing an application and paying a registration fee.

Further details about licensing requirements in the states where our LPNs work can be found here:

LPN Jobs

We aid a wide array of healthcare institutions in staffing their LPN positions. Our LPN job opportunities span various areas, including:

  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Hospitals
    • Labor and Delivery
    • Operation Room
    • Emergency Room
    • Medical/Surgical
    • Other specialties
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