Summary Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) near Québec (QC)

Find key facts and figures about working as a licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.). The following information is applicable to all Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233).

Description

Licensed practical nurses provide nursing care usually under the direction of medical practitioners, registered nurses or other health team members. Operating room technicians prepare patients and provide assistance to medical practitioners prior to and during surgery. Licensed practical nurses are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors offices, clinics, companies, private homes and community health centres. Operating room technicians are employed in hospitals.

Skills

  • Prepare patients for surgery by washing, shaving and sterilizing operative areas
  • Assist in surgery by laying out instruments, setting up equipment, assisting surgical teams with gowns and gloves and passing instruments to surgeons
  • Clean and sterilize the operating room and instruments
  • Administer medication and observe and document therapeutic effects
  • Take vital signs, apply aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensure infection control, monitore nutritional intake and conduct specimen collection

Wages

$24.00/hour

Median wage in the Capitale-Nationale Region

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Outlook

Good Good

The job outlook is good in the Capitale-Nationale Region

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Requirements

College or apprenticeship

College education or apprenticeship training usually required

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Jobs

105 jobs

advertised near Québec (QC)

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