Licensed Practical Nurse
Class Code: PG0301
AKPAY Code: P5116
Class Range: 17
Class Status: Active
Employer: State of Alaska only
|01/07/1998 10:23 AM by Rachel Wilson|
|Scope: State of Alaska only|
|Type: Classified Service/Partially Exempt/Excluded|| Viewable by the public|
|Class Title:|| Licensed Practical Nurse||Class Range:|| 17|
|Class Code: ||PG0301||AKPAY Code:||P5116|
|Class Status:||Active||Use MJR Form:|| Standard|
|Class Outline Category:||B-Professional/Managerial||Group:||PG - Medical, Public Health and Related|
|EEO4:||C - Technicians||Family:||PG03 - Nursing, Professional|
|SOC:||29-2061 - Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses||State/Local:||03 - Technicians|
|Original Date:||02/16/1971||Census EEO:||350|
|Original Comments:||Original||Override Local AA Regions:||[this feature not enabled yet]|
No Override of Local AA Region
|Last Update Comments:||Last Update (mm/dd/yyyy):|
|Subsequent Revision Dates/Comments:|
|7/16/80 - Rewrite, incorporates Mental Health Practical Nurse II, III (5120/5121)|
10/1/87 - Rewrite, combines Licensed Practical Nurse I and Licensed Practical Nurse II (5115/5116)
10/31/90 - MQs revised (NC)
06/14/96 - Note added (DM)
03/01/2001 - Range change from 13 - Pilot project.
07/01/2006 - Classification Outline revised. Class Code changed to PG0301; AKPAY Code P5116.
07/01/2006 - Range Change from 15 in accordance with Market Based Pay Policy. (DKiesel)
09/25/2008 - Workplace AK spec revision: Added Census Job Code and AKPAY Code fields; Replaced Category field with Class Outline Category; Updated EEO4, SOC, and Class Code fields; Removed DOT field.;
02/01/2010 - Workplace AK spec revision: Replaced 'Census Job Code' with 'State Local' field; Added 'Census EEO' field; Updated EEO4, SOC, State Local and Census EEO fields.
Under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs the full range of practical nursing duties in a State institution, such as Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Harborview Developmental Center, Pioneers' Home, correctional institution or medical facility.
This class is distinguished from Nursing Aide by the latter's responsibility for providing basic patient care which is primarily aimed at assisting patients with personal hygiene. Licensed Practical Nurses are distinguished from Registered Nurses by the latter's performance of the full range of nursing duties.
Examples of Duties:
Administers and charts prescribed medications and treatments, including oral medications, hypodermic injections, catheterizations and enemas; takes and charts temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
Observes patients' behavior and reactions to medications and reports significant changes to the supervisor; records nursing notes on patients.
Confers with ward and unit supervisors on treatment problems.
Provides general supervision to personal care, treatment, activities and welfare of patients in assigned wards, units or wings.
Actively encourages interaction with patients and shows, by example, how to relate to patients; encourages patients by using a positive approach and attempts to redirect grossly abnormal behavior into acceptable channels.
Participates as a team member in the development of a therapeutic plan for each patient; assists team in developing a specific plan by providing information and recommendations gained through interaction with patients.
Assists in restraining combative or self-abusive patients.
Participates in or conducts informal and formal counseling sessions with patients according to the prescribed treatment plan, at Alaska Psychiatric Institute.
Performs the duties of charge nurse for a shift in the absence of Registered Nurse.
May provide guidance, training and direction to aides in basic patient care.
Performs related work as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of practical nursing.
Considerable knowledge of commonly used medications and their actions and side effects.
Considerable knowledge of the needs of patients.
Skill in the application of practical nursing techniques.
Ability to relate and interpret medical data.
Ability to observe and evaluate reactions and changes in the physical and mental condition of patients.
Ability to operate assigned health care equipment.
Ability to maintain routine operating records and to prepare periodic reports.
Ability to develop therapeutic relationships with patients.
A diploma or certificate from an accredited school in practical nursing and eligibility for licensure as a practical nurse with the State of Alaska.
Special Requirements: Physical strength to lift, assist and transfer patients.
Note: For some positions in this job class a background investigation including fingerprinting is required.
Required Job Qualifications:
(The special note is to be used to explain any additional information an applicant might need in order to understand or answer questions about the minimum qualifications.)
For some positions in this job class a background investigation including fingerprinting is required.
Minimum Qualification Questions: