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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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What does an LPN do?

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is vital in providing basic nursing care in various healthcare settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, and private homes. This role encompasses monitoring patient health, administering medications, updating health records, and providing support to RNs and doctors. LPNs are integral in ensuring patient comfort, educating patients and families on care procedures, and maintaining a high level of patient care through compassionate interaction and technical skills.

To thrive, LPNs need to have excellent communication skills, a strong sense of empathy, detail-oriented practices, and a thorough understanding of nursing procedures and patient care protocols. Collaborating closely with the healthcare team, LPNs play a key role in delivering efficient patient care and supporting healthcare operations.

NATIONAL AVERAGE LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE SALARY

Salaries for LPNs can vary widely based on education, experience, type of healthcare facility, geographical location, and current market trends.

$33.06/hour

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Creating a detailed job description is crucial when hiring an LPN. Here are examples for different settings:

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Candidate Certifications
to Look For

For LPNs, specific certifications can enhance their skills and demonstrate their commitment to professional growth:

Demonstrates proficiency in administering intravenous medications and fluids.

Indicates specialized knowledge in treating and managing wounds.

Shows expertise in caring for elderly patients.

Certifies skills in providing advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

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HOW TO HIRE A LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

When hiring an LPN, consider:

  • Clearly outlining job responsibilities and requirements.

  • Evaluating candidates for clinical skills and compassion for patient care.

  • Assessing communication and teamwork abilities.

  • Verifying certifications and licenses.

  • Ensuring a fit with the healthcare facility‚Äôs culture and patient care philosophy.

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SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  • How do you manage the care of a difficult patient?

  • Describe your experience with patient education and how you tailor it to different age groups.

  • How do you stay organized and prioritize tasks during a shift?

  • Share an example of how you worked with a healthcare team to improve patient outcomes.

  • What strategies do you use to maintain patient confidentiality and privacy?

THREE EASY WAYS TO COMPLETE YOUR HEALTHCARE TEAM

TemPositions Health Care can assist you in finding the right LPN for your team. Here are three ways to complete your healthcare team:

  • Utilize TemPositions Health Care, a specialized healthcare staffing agency.
  • Post your job on leading healthcare job boards.
  • Leverage your professional network in the healthcare sector. TemPositions Health Care offers access to a network of pre-screened and qualified healthcare professionals, saving time and ensuring the right fit for your team.

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