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Registered practical nurses carry out several tasks in the hospital. This is a career that is very rewarding especially for anyone who likes to have a busy day with rewards at the end. Here are some of the duties that they perform.

Travel Job - LPN - Chattahoochee, FL

Posted April 22, 2017, Chattahoochee, FL
Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN Travel Contract Job -Chattahoochee, FL Soliant Health, a premium Joint Commissioned... with some of the top hospitals in the US! Looking forward to talking with you soon! Traneika Pierre Travel Nurse Recruiter...

Licensed Practical Nurse Job near St. Paul, Minnesota

Posted April 22, 2017, Saint Paul, MN
Sunbelt staffing has partnered with a school district to hire a Licensed Practical Nurse for a job opportunity near St.... Paul, MN. In this role the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will be responsible for providing emergency care, first aid...

Licensed Practical Nurse Job near Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted April 22, 2017, Minneapolis, MN
I am hiring a licensed practical nurse or a job opportunity near Minneapolis, Minnesota. The ideal LPN will provide... care procedures. Job responsibilities also require the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to provide care for children...

Contract LPN LTC Job in Canton, NY

Posted April 21, 2017, Canton, NY
Sunbelt staffing is looking for a Long Term Care License Practical Nurse for a position in a at a facility in Canton..., NY. This is a 13 week contract for 8 hour night shift. Ideal candidate must possess the following: New York Licensed...

Full Time, School Based LPN job in the Pewaukee, WI area

Posted April 20, 2017, Pewaukee, WI
Practical Nurse (LPN) diploma, must be licensed to practice as a LPN or RN in the State of Wisconsin, must be currently CPR/AED... general nursing care under the supervision of an RN, some trach and g-tube possible. Qualified LPNs must have valid Licensed...

LPN job in Seattle Area School - Washington

Posted April 20, 2017, Seattle, WA
We're seeking an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for a full-time position in Washington state... is 30 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Requirements: Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing program Valid...

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Job in Nashville TN

Posted April 17, 2017, Nashville, TN
Multiple local assignments for LPN's in Nashville TN! Various locations for this job in Nashville for a Licensed... Practical Nurse (LPN). You must have at least one year of recent experience in any setting, Tennessee or compact license...

Travel RN/LPN Rehab Long Term Care Job in Gillette, WY

Posted April 17, 2017, Gillette, WY
Sunbelt staffing is seeking a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse for a Rehab/ Long Term Care Facility in... License or Licensed Practical Nurse License AHA BLS, ACLS, NCCPA/AANP required Must have at least 1 year of long term care...

Registered Nurse or LPN needed in Federal Way, Washington

Posted April 16, 2017, Federal Way, WA
Soliant is seeking a registered school nurse or a licensed practical nurse for a school district in Federal Way... school nurse credential, or willing to obtain one. Call Haddy Jallow at 770 776 2107. Email your resume and references to...

Travel LPN Rehab Job in Roxboro, NC

Posted April 15, 2017, Roxboro, NC
will possess the following: Active Licensed Practical Nurse Licensed for North Carolina Current AHA BLS At least one year... of rehab/skilled nursing experience If you are interested in applying to a Nurse Practitioner (NP) Job, please send a resume...

Role And Responsibilities of a Registered Practical Nurse

Working in a hospital has many benefits.

Checking Patients’ Records and Updating Them

Nurses are responsible for ensuring that the patients’ charts show their progress. The nurses will check each patient and record their symptoms after a certain period of time. This is the information that the doctors will use to determine whether the particular medicine or mode of treatment is working for the patient.

Creating a Healthy Environment For Patients

This is a heavy responsibility that falls upon the nurses. They are required to ensure that all patients are comfortable and peaceful. They should not have any harmful items near them or any disturbances that could hinder their treatment. Nurses also ensure that they attend to each patients’ needs. If a patient is in deep pain they administer pain killers and ensure they feel better.

Keeping Doctors Updated on Patient Conditions

It is the nurses job to inform the doctor how the patient is fairing. If the patient gets worse, they should call the doctor immediately who then with the help of the nurses ensures that the right medication is given. This means that the nurse has to always be aware of the symptoms exhibited by the patient after each dose of medicine so as to tell whether they are improving or not. You can also get a job as a certified nursing assistant.

Assisting Surgeons During Operations

This is a very important part of the job. The doctor will need the nurse to do tasks that have to be done simultaneously with the operation. Therefore the nurse has to be well acquainted with all the procedures carried out so as to adequately help the doctor during surgery.

Keeping Inventory Records

The nurses ensure that they check all the requited medical equipment and medicine and record those that need to be restocked. They also keep the medicine lockers closed so as to ensure that there is no theft by people who might be addicted to pills or any medication.

Keep an Eye on Weaker Patients

The nurses are in charge of ensuring that the patients that cannot eat or perform other tasks on their own are attended to. They also ensure that the diet these patients eat is healthy and give them medicine at the recommended time.

nurses working in a hospital

Assist During Emergencies

ER nurses help out during times when there are too many patients. This could be when accidents occur or when there is an outbreak. The nurses coordinate with the doctors in ensuring all patients get proper treatment.

Apart from all these tasks, registered practical nurses ensure that they observe all the regulations put up by the health organizations. They also prepare any rooms needed for surgery or for critical patients. During the difficult cases, nurses will infer with the doctors.

Furthermore, nurses will assist during physical therapy sessions and will also perform lab work when required to by the doctors.