LVN Job Description

A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is responsible for providing care to patients in medical institutions or private homes. They are considered medical professionals and are normally hired on a private basis.

Job Description Sample

We are seeking an LVN who displays characteristics of professionalism and compassion. The ideal candidate loves working with people and is passionate about high-quality patient care. They will be adaptable and have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. The person for this position will be required to work with a variety of patients and their family members and will require strong interpersonal skills to be successful in this role.


An LVN earns an average hourly rate of $22.11.


  • Interpersonal.
  • Compassion.
  • Communication.
  • Patient.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitoring of patient conditions and vital signs.
  • Keeping track of medications and ensuring they are administered on schedule .
  • Observation of progress.
  • Communication with patient’s family throughout care process.


  • Completion of vocational nursing program.
  • Calm demeanor.
  • Ability to balance professionalism with compassion.
  • Strict patient confidentiality at all times.
  • A passion for helping people.
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