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    Classified Staff Job Description

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 020100
    Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
    Pay Grade: 32
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Provides simple medical care and treatment to patients in medical areas such as clinics and research studies. In complex situations may act as assistant to higher level medical personnel.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is a specialized classification and not part of a series. Incumbents are required to work with biohazardous body fluids.

    Example of Duties:
    • Provides nursing care in simple nursing situations and assists with care in complex nursing situations.
    • Assesses and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rate.
    • Observes and monitors patients for reaction to medical treatment.
    • Administers specific medication, vaccines and other types of injections.
    • Records appropriate information and documentation in individual subject record.
    • Sterilizes equipment and supplies using germicides and/or autoclave.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of licensed practical nursing care.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Graduation from a State Board of Nursing approved school of practical nursing; AND,
      • Currently licensed to practice nursing in the State of Arizona or must possess a temporary permit from the State Board of Nursing.


      Revised: 03/13/2006

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