Licensed Practical Nurse I

  • Licensed Practical Nurse I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
4317
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$28,512.00 – $39,120.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,188.00 – $1,630.00
Pay Grade: 
A64B

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Definition

This is entry-level licensed practical nursing work in a state agency.

Job Duties

Performs practical nursing duties such as treating pressure sores, changing dressings, providing breathing treatments, inserting catheters, and flushing bladder irrigations.

Provides bedside care, including feeding and personal hygiene assistance.

Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure; performs laboratory draws; and observes patients to detect deviations from normal conditions.

Prepares, administers, and charts medications according to physician orders and under the supervision of a higher-level Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse; contacts the pharmacy regarding prescriptions and reviews filled orders.

Assists Registered Nurses in preparing nursing assessment summaries and implementing health care plans.

Instructs patients on how to perform basic personal health care, including rehabilitative and preventative care.

Reviews hospital discharge orders and consults with primary doctor, as needed.

Attends medical appointments with patients.

Completes assessments for injuries, falls, neurology checks, and tube feedings.

Assists with the patient admission process and participates in nursing care planning.

Completes practical nursing duties without detailed instruction; work is reviewed through reports, inspections, and observations.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
NURSING, MEDICAL & DENTAL

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Possession of a current license to practice as a Practical Nurse in the State of Missouri or in accordance with Missouri’s Nurse Licensure Compact.

(A graduate of an accredited practical nursing program may practice until results of the first licensure examination are received or until ninety (90) days after graduation, whichever first occurs.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Introductory knowledge of practical nursing theory, current practices, and techniques.

Introductory knowledge of agency practices, rules, and regulations.

Ability to apply practical nursing principles in the care of persons with physical or mental illness, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or the geriatric population.

Ability to understand and follow instructions.

Ability to keep records and make reports.

Ability to work assigned schedule which may include a variety of shifts, weekends, holidays, and/or required overtime.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and patients.

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