Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job Description

Common Duties

Many tasks are performed regardless of the job environment. The LPN will usually be the first medical professional to work with a patient. Recording the patient’s history is one of the first duties. Other jobs the LPN performs include:
◾Giving medication as prescribed by a physician
◾Taking vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperature, and weight
◾Basic wound care including cleaning and bandaging injured areas
◾Giving injections of medication
◾Immunizations
◾Taking medical histories
◾Entering information into computer systems

Job-Specific Duties

In addition to the standard duties of the LPN there are some that are specific to certain job settings. When dealing with ill or injured patients in a hospital, the duties often are:
◾Managing IVs
◾Ensuring patients and their families understand release instructions
◾Supervising CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants)
◾Monitoring fluid and food intake and output
◾Moving patients safely

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About
Coastal Healthcare Resources

Coastal Healthcare is an established Healthcare Staffing Firm, servicing facilities since 1993. Coastal favors hard working healthcare professionals who strive for excellence in patient care. We are proud of the extraordinary group of healthcare professionals we have today and would like to offer you the opportunity to join our team. We are seeking Physicians, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals who are comfortable working travel contracts and/or short term assignments. We pride ourselves in on boarding team members who are experienced and strong in their chosen specialty. Qualified candidates would be strong, independent professionals with 2+ years of experience for a variety of needs.

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