Licensed Practical Nurse

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.

Functional Title

Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Code


Classification Series





Student Health Services


Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013