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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5165 

Occ. Group: 

LPN Lead Worker

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 the supervision of Licensed Practical Nurses; performing non-professional nursing duties and performing other work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Assigns and supervises work related to administering nursing care to patients including routine medications and simple treatments as ordered.

Oversees the recording of observations of symptoms, reactions, care and treatment given.

Instructs new employees in established routines and procedures used in clinics/infirmaries.

Plans the flow of work and initiates procedures in accordance with established plans and procedures.

Coordinates the ordering and storing of medical supplies and drugs.

Coordinates the maintenance of medical equipment assigned to nursing services.

Performs routine nursing duties of a non-professional nature.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of nursing.

Knowledge of medical equipment normally assigned to nursing services.

Ability to effectively evaluate situations and make decisions.

Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and convincingly.

Ability to supervise and provide for basic nursing care.

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

Ability to effectively act in a lead capacity regarding employees of lower classification. 

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. Experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse in a lead capacity. 

Date         Skill         Eval           
3/1/85          5      513032221

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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