Licensed Practical Nurse

The following are examples of job functions for a Licensed Practical Nurse that demand some level of proficiency with digital tools, devices, and systems:

  • Formulating and following written care plans
  • Logging information about residents, tracking health records, and distributing medications
  • Documenting pertinent data in a clear, concise manner
  • Estimating quantities of materials and equipment needed for job tasks
  • Monitoring inventories of drugs and supplies to ensure sufficient stock
  • Interpreting a variety of patient data readings
  • Sourcing information about pharmaceutical products
  • Communicating and sharing resources with other team members

Examples of Digital Tools, Devices and Systems for Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Health Care Management systems including specialised health care administration and/or patient management databases to record client details such as names, treatment, health records, etc.
  • Electronic Medical Records for digital record keeping, management of patient information, data handling and privacy, processing, and interpretation. For example, to log daily entries to record the details of health care visits
  • Internet search, data handling, and processing. For example, to locate health-related information within specific databases or on medical websites, search consulting references, such as the Compendium of Pharmaceutical and Specialties, or access training courses and seminars offered by suppliers, employers, and trainers
  • Medical digital tools, such as intravenous pumps controlled by digital input of data, such as rates of flow
  • Communication software such as Microsoft Outlook/Gmail to exchange email and attachments with other members of the health care team and video calling software such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc. for online consulting
  • Common office devices including printers, fax, copier, etc.
  • Time management software to track the amount of time spent with patients and report hours worked
  • Policies and procedures for data safety and data privacy