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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5160 

Occ. Group: 321.481 

Licensed Practical Nurse

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in non-professional nursing duties and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Administers nursing care to patients on campus, including routine medications, and simple treatments as ordered.

Records observations of symptoms, reactions, care and treatment given.

Prepares and cares for equipment used by infirmary.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of nursing.

Knowledge of equipment used in the infirmary.

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and convincingly.

Ability to provide basic nursing care.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with patients and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Licensed as a Practical Nurse in Tennessee. 

Date         Skill         Eval            
10/1/80        4     512022221

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 position.

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