Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), IV, Neurology, AFSCME

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is an individual who holds a current state license to practice practical nursing. LPN (Meds) will have successfully completed a Board approved basic intravenous therapy course. The LPN, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), performs duties, which require a basic knowledge of nursing principles and the ability to perform technical skills in carrying out nursing procedures that are culturally based and age specific.



Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Job Functions:
  • Planning - Assists in planning and evaluation of clinical care for designated patients.
  • Implementation - Initiates and implements nursing care plans under the direction of an RN according to patient needs administering safe, competent nursing care to patients.
  • Transits - Assists with entry and exit if patients from the clinical area.
  • Clinical Procedures - Assists with complex patient care procedures, such as physical examination, lumbar puncture, biopsies and dressing changes.
  • Medications - Administers medications in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
  • Equipment & Supplies - Assists in maintaining emergency and diagnostic equipment and or supplies.
  • Communications - Reports information the RN concerning patient's symptoms, reactions, progress and responses to patient care.
  • Documentation - Accurately record patient information using current documentation standards.
  • Discharges - Actively participates in patient care conferences, discharging rounds and records discharge teaching needs as well as patients response according to general standards of discharge criteria.


  • High School Diploma or GED - Minimum Required
  • Associates Degree - Preferred Degree
  • Minimum Required - Graduate of Practical Nursing
  • Licensed LPN in Ohio.
  • Certified in OPNES or NAPNES
  • 1 Year equivalent experience - Preferred