Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse

Copper River Native Association
September 12, 2023
Job Type




Incumbent provides nursing care to assigned patients and accepts delegation from the RN/assigned supervisor in meeting the needs of the patient/family; additionally, works with employee health activities and internal processes and committees as assigned.


  • Appropriately obtains and manages specimens, including: labeling, form completion, transport to laboratories, and log maintenance. Performs quality control for waived testing; assists with lab testing and imaging.
  • Orders and maintains adequate amount of stock to ensure that care can be provided, and ensures items are managed respective to par levels, expiration dates, and national shortages.
  • Collects data through observation and communicates information to assist the RN and/or provider in patient assessment and care planning.
  • Performs routine nursing care to assigned patients, while utilizing age specific and universal precaution practices at all times.
  • Delivers care in accordance with the patient care plan, policies, and procedures of the organization and principles of relationship-based care.
  • Performs all nursing duties in accordance with the State of Alaska Board of Nursing while adhering to all facility policies and procedures, and applies skill and knowledge gained at assigned training sessions.
  • In collaboration with Alaska State public health nurse and health director, responsible for vaccine program.
  • May be requested to travel to villages served by CRNA to assist provider during village visits.
  • Participate and support community activities that are scheduled by CRNA.
  • Collects patient information and clinical data. Obtains and records patient’s vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight, and height. Reports findings to practitioner, and records on appropriate documentation forms or electronic medical record in a timely manner.
  • Obtains additional data from patient and significant other based on initial data collection. Performs chart review prior to clinic visit to obtain historical data.
  • Monitors patient status recognizing and reporting abnormal findings or changes in condition.
  • Confirms and clarifies written orders prior to implementation of delegated tasks.
  • Maintains and uses principles of aseptic techniques and infection control when performing clinical duties and tasks.
  • Under clinical supervision, performs delegated procedures common to the area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner.
  • Assists practitioner in identified patient procedures/treatments/examinations, (preparation, positioning, supplies, equipment).
  • Recognizes emergency situations and implements emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines. Administers first aid, CPR, and maintains emergency equipment and supplies.
  • Identifies patient’s need for additional information, and refers to appropriate healthcare resources.
  • Assists patients to exam room and prepares patients for examination. Assists patients in wheelchairs and stretchers with transfers to and from exam tables, and scales utilizing proper body mechanics and safety measures. Identifies patients with special needs.
  • Directs patients with medical complaints who call or arrive to the clinic to the patient’s provider and/or emergency room for assistance.
  • Operates clinical equipment according to equipment procedures including safety and quality control checks. Checks clinic area and rooms for malfunctioning equipment and general maintenance problems on a regular basis. Reports findings to appropriate person or arranges for repairs as required.
  • In collaboration with Provider, administers the employee health program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of healthcare and nursing regulations.
  • Strong understanding and sensitivity to Alaska Native culture and lifestyle, with demonstrated experience working effectively with Alaska Native population.
  • Strong written, analytical, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills with sensitivity to lifestyles of targeted participants.
  • Skills in operating personal computer using a variety of computer software and knowledge of electronic health records.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and produce timely and accurate written reports.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality as required for HIPAA, other regulations and organization matters.
  • Ability to learn and apply program/agency operating policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships, including outside contacts.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience)

  • High school diploma or equivalent, and  
  • Completion of a practical nursing program acceptable to the Alaska Board of Nursing, accompanied by a current State of Alaska Nursing License and BLS certification. 
  • One (1) year of experience LPN duties within a clinical or hospital setting.


  • Three (3) years LPN experience within the last five years.
  • Two (2) years of employee health experience.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 25 lbs.  The majority of work is performed in a clinical setting with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities, and abilities.  The office is a non-smoking facility with outside smoking areas.  May require local travel between compact services of CRNA which may involve exposure to extreme weather conditions.  Works in an environment where protection of client confidentiality is essential.  Personal Protective Equipment will be provided where/when needed.


Supervision Received:

Work will be monitored through meetings, reports, and regular communication with the immediate supervisor.  General guidelines for operations are based on program requirements, conditions of grant award(s), and the general policies and procedures of CRNA. 

Supervision Exercised:

Position will not provide direct supervision.


Contacts include and not limited to volunteers, organizational staff, clients, and outside agencies.


  • All employment at CRNA is "at will."  This means that the employee or CRNA may terminate employment at any time and for any reason.  Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
  • CRNA is a no tolerance workplace.  All employees must pass an initial and random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
  • CRNA has several positions which require a criminal background check for the safety of our clients.  All employment offers in the "covered" classification are conditional until CRNA has received a Federal criminal background check verifying eligibility to work in these programs.
  • First Aide/CPR certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire for required positions.
  • As applicable by position and company policy, must meet standards for fitness for duty, immunizations, credentialing and privileging.

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