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Licensed Practical Nurse I (#MDGA01)
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$27,890.00 Yearly Min / $37,186.00 Yearly Mid / $46,483.00 Yearly Max


Licensed Practical Nurse II (#MDGA02)
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$29,844.00 Yearly Min / $39,792.00 Yearly Mid / $49,740.00 Yearly Max


Licensed Practical Nurse III (#MDGA03)
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$31,932.00 Yearly Min / $42,576.00 Yearly Mid / $53,220.00 Yearly Max




Description of Occupational Work

This class uses three levels of work in the Health and Human Services Group, Nursing Services Series and describes work in the field of licensed practical nursing.  Work involves providing general nursing care under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Positions in this series require a Licensed Practical Nurse license issued by the Delaware Board of Nursing.

Note:  The Licensed Practical Nurse career ladder incorporates levels I, II, and III. The Licensed Practical Nurse I level provides entry for hiring new employees into the class series but does not preclude hiring new employees at the higher levels. All positions allocated to the Licensed Practical Nurse career ladder are classified at the III level (highest level in the career ladder). To implement the career ladder, current employees are assigned to the level for which they meet minimum qualifications and promotional standards for those levels assigned to the agency. Employees may be promoted through the career ladder in accordance with promotional standards. The promotional standards, a selection document under separate cover, set forth the criteria that define and describe the complexity of work required for advancement through the career ladder.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Administers treatments as directed.
     
  • Takes and records vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration).
     
  • Pours, administers, charts and records medications.
     
  • Gives prescribed intramuscular and subcutaneous injections and inoculations.
     
  • Observes patient behavior and condition and reports changes to appropriate staff. 
     
  • Records information on patients' charts.

Levels of Work

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE I

This is the entry level of practical nursing care. Positions report to a technical supervisor.

  • Responsible for less complex practical nursing assignments.
  • Receives close supervision in agency operations.
  • Regular contacts are with individuals and their families, nursing staff, physicians, dietary, pharmacy and other departments to ensure adequate care is provided to patients.

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE II

This is the full performance level of practical nursing care. Positions report to a technical supervisor.

  • Responsible for complex practical nursing assignments.
  • Prepares work schedules and oversees work of subordinate staff. 
  • Regular contacts are with individuals and their families, nursing staff, physicians, dietary, pharmacy and other departments to ensure adequate care is provided to patients.

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE III

This is the advanced level of practical nursing care. Positions report to a technical supervisor.

  • Responsible for the most complex practical nursing assignments. 
  • Oversees the work of subordinate staff and redistributes the work force to ensure complete coverage and maximum effectiveness and efficiency of patient care activities.
  • Regular contacts are with individuals and their families, nursing staff, physicians, dietary, pharmacy and other departments to ensure adequate care is provided to patients.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of common physical and mental illnesses and their symptoms.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of practical nursing care.
  • Knowledge of the use standard instruments, supplies and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of bathing, dressing, oral and personal hygiene and positioning of patients.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, abbreviations and symbols.
  • Skill in administration of medications.
  • Ability to exercise patience and understanding while working with the physically and mentally ill or developmentally disabled. 
  • Ability to write legibly and to spell correctly.
  • Ability to record accurate information on patients' charts.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Licensed Practical Nurse II requires: 

  • Skill in providing practical nursing care. 
  • Skill in the use of standard instruments, supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to prepare complete, accurate reports.
  • Ability to direct the work of subordinate staff.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Licensed Practical Nurse III requires: 

  • Skill in providing complex practical nursing care.
  • Skill in directing the work of subordinate staff.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Licensed Practical Nurse II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Delaware Practical Nursing license or multi-state compact license.
  2. At least six months experience as a Practical Nurse.

CLASS:
MDGA01
EST:
7/1/2002
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
73910

CLASS:
MDGA02
EST:
7/1/2002
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
73911

CLASS:
MDGA03
EST:
7/1/2002
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
73912