Licensed Practical Nurse

Functional Title

Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Code


Classification Series





Student Health Services


Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013

General Function

Provides basic medical treatment and assists physicians in the treatment and care of patients

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Measure and record patients' vital signs (height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, etc.) and obtain and record medical history.
  • Records patients' conditions, treatments, prescriptions, and test results; maintains patient files.
  • Answer patients' calls. Provide basic advice and schedule appointments. Assess urgency of treatment needs.
  • Provide basic patient care and treatments, to include administering medications, informing patients of lab results, and educating patients regarding the proper use of medications.
  • Oversee the stock of supplies.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Nurse Supervisor

Direction Given: Occasional training and instruction of other nursing staff

Minimum Requirements

Valid Ohio LPN license and at least one year of nursing experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of medical procedures and equipment
  • Ability to make good decisions in emergency situations
  • Knowledge of medications

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable walking, standing, and lifting of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds. Somewhat unpleasant conditions with health hazards.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.