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Job Standard for Nurse, Licensed Practical

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Nurse, Licensed Practical Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 07676
  • Pay Grade: J
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 3
  • Family: Health Services
  • Function: Nursing


To perform practical nursing care or assist a registered nurse or physician in routine to complex situations in clinics, private homes, state institutions, or other environments; perform related work.

Level Scope

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the state of Idaho or state licensure as a Practical Nurse pursuant to the Nurse Licensure Compact, Idaho Code 54-1418, in one of the following compact states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, or Wisconsin.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas effectively
  • Ability to adjust actions in relation to others’ actions

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Nurse, Licensed Practical  must:

  • Incumbents provide practical nursing care, health instruction, and charting and record keeping as it pertains to Licensed Practical Nursing described in the Nurse Practice Act, Idaho Code 54-1407. Some incumbents will be required to travel to assigned clinic locations and to provide patient transportation using state vehicles.
  • Incumbents provide the full range of practical nurse functions including an emphasis on patient teaching and nursing/treatment plan follow-through which varies depending on the work setting. Incumbents deal with patients who are confused, disoriented, and may be hostile and aggressive.

35% of Time the Nurse, Licensed Practical

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Nurse, Licensed Practical

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some settings may involve exposure to communicable diseases, lifting and moving patients or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and may involve restraining patients.

Travel Requirement

Some positions may require travel to an assigned location and/or lifting and transferring patients.

Career Path

Professional positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.