Licensed Practical Nurse

Job description

TITLE: Licensed Practical Nurse                                                                           

DEPARTMENT: Student Engagement and Campus Life                                                           

REPORTS TO: Director, Student Health Services



EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt                          



The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides quality health services for students presenting as physically well and those presenting with illness or injury. The LPN assists in providing students, faculty, and staff with health education and wellness programs. The LPN works under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN)/Director of Student Health Services.




  • The LPN assists the Director of Student Health Services with facility compliance of the Student Health Center. 
  • Manages and maintains accurate and confidential student health records in compliance with HIPPA and FERPA standards; use of electronic medical records system.
  • Supports the APRN and RN in the daily operation of Student Health Services to include patient care, health education, health-related consultation, wellness, and administrative support.  
  • Assists the APRN and RN with delivery of quality health assessment and treatment of ill or injured students within LPN scope of practice; makes appropriate referrals to local health care providers and local health facilities as necessary.
  • Assists with programs and activities to educate and inform students, faculty, and staff on various health and wellness initiatives, not limited to health fairs, blood drives, campus-wide invited lectures and presentations.  
  • Assists Director with inventory and requisitions for medicines, appropriate treatments, medical and office supplies. 

    OTHER DUTIES: After hours consultation; other related duties as assigned. 



  • Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Kentucky
  • CPR (Basic Life Support) for healthcare providers
  • 6 to 12 months of professional nursing experience in a clinical setting preferred 


  • Knowledge of the principles and skills needed for practical nursing to provide patient care and treatment.
  • Ability to provide effective and confidential health care services in compliance with HIPPA and FERPA requirements.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of health-related and emergency patient care, including First Aid, CPR, and use of AED units.
  • Knowledge of health education programs.
  • Ability to represent the University to outside agencies and organizations including public health agencies and community health services.
  • Knowledge of community referral resources; with specific attention to resources for the uninsured.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge and experience in treating minority and diverse populations; ability to interact with varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of crisis management and crisis intervention. 

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: This position does not have any supervisory responsibility. 




  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

  • KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 8/26/2020
    Application Due: 10/17/2020
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