General Purpose: Provides nursing care to patients in accordance with physician’s orders, established standards of practice, and the policies and procedures of the contracting employer. Makes decisions that are based upon his/her education and experience in nursing. Essential Functions: Implements physician orders and reports the patient’s response to care for all patients assigned. Recognizes changing patient conditions and emergency situations and intervenes appropriately within the scope of practice and contracting employer’s policies and procedures. Displays a working knowledge of common disease pathophysiology and common diagnostic tests and procedures. Administers medications in accordance with established medication administration principles, physician’s orders, the State Nurse Practice Act and the contracting employer’s policies and procedures. Reviews and carries out physician orders in a timely and accurate manner. Reads and interprets policy and procedure manuals, written physician’s orders, equipment operating instructions and safety manuals. Responds to inquiries or complaints from physicians, patients, family/visitors, colleagues and other health care providers and supervisors. Presents written and verbal information and direction to patients, family, and staff. Interprets a variety of technical data as appropriate to assigned responsibilities and scope of practice (e.g. lab and diagnostic test results, monitoring equipment, infusion pumps, etc.). Understands instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Applies basic math to job situations (e.g. drug calculations, intake and output calculations). Establishes effective relationships with patients, physicians, families/visitors, coworkers and superiors. Provides direct care to patients with a wide variety of diagnoses, conditions, and diseases. Maintains a safe environment for all patients assigned. Responds to emergency/disaster situations according to the policies and procedures of the contracting employer. Operates patient equipment and devices according to manufacturer’s operating instructions and contracting employer’s policy. Provides legible, clear written or electronic documentation of all patient care provided, medications administered, and the patient’s response to care. Maintains confidentiality of all patient information in accordance with contracting employer’s policies and procedures. May provide limited supervision to other LPNs and/or paraprofessional personnel providing patient care through task assignments, direction and evaluation of work completed. Works under the direct supervision of the contracting employer who is also responsible for monitoring work in progress and reevaluating the status of the assigned work at the end of the shift/assignment. Completes other assignments as requested and assigned. May have access to personal health information (“PHI”) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department. Minimum Education & Experience Requirements: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Current state license in good standing in the state in which employed. One (1) year nursing experience as defined by the contracting employer. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) training in adults, children and infants. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: Effectively reads and communicates in the English language. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to perform multiple tasks. Ability to identify and distinguish colors. Manual dexterity (eye-hand coordination). Ability to work as a member of a team, including but not limited to the ability to manage stress appropriately, to make decisions under pressure, and to handle multiple priorities. Ability to maintain and demonstrate professional behavior at all times. Working Conditions & Physical Effort: Work is performed in various health care settings and not limited to clinics, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices or occupational settings. Work environment involves frequent exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g. face masks, goggles, latex or non latex gloves). Work environment may involve occasional exposure to potential electrical shock, and to x-ray/electromagnetic energy. Able to spend varying amounts of time sitting, standing and walking. Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer clients and to stand, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely and assist clients with standing and walking. Sufficient endurance to perform the required physical and mental tasks over long periods of time. Requires normal, correctable vision and hearing and the ability to identify and distinguish colors. Requires excellent hand-eye coordination and fine motor function necessary to operate equipment safely and calculate/prepare medications and other procedures. Able to successfully work in areas that are confined and/or crowded. Medium physical activity may require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.