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LPN Jobs in Tooele, UT

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are an essential part of a medical facility's nursing team. They perform basic patient care, monitor patients' conditions, collect data from physicians and report this information to registered nurses and give patients their medications as directed by the physician or nurse practitioner. LPNs work with people suffering from a variety of diseases, ranging from the common cold to potentially life-threatening traumas. LPNs also can work in the community providing preventative healthcare screenings and teaching patients about wellness.

LPNs work as part of a healthcare team under the direction of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians to provide basic medical care to patients. LPN training takes around 12 to 16 months. LPNs may receive additional training in order to work in a specialty area, such as long-term care or pediatrics. LPNs must be licensed by the state in which they wish to practice. LPNs are required to renew their licenses every two years. LPNs should pass a criminal background check and have no felony convictions on their records before receiving a license from the state. LPNs must complete continuing education courses every two years in order to maintain their licenses.

Long-term care facilities often require that LPNs complete additional training so they can work with dementia patients or bedridden individuals. LPN salaries range widely based on location, facility and experience.

About Tooele

Tooele is a city in Tooele County, Utah, United States. The population was 35,742 at the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Tooele County. Located about 30 minutes southwest of Salt Lake City, Tooele is known for its Tooele Army Depot, which overlooks the nearby Oquirr Mountains and the Great Salt Lake.

Some believe that the unusual name of the city comes from the ancient Indian word Ute, meaning tumbleweed. This is one of many unverified explanations, as the use of the name predates the introduction of the Russian thistle in the United States. Other explanations include that the name comes from a Native American chief, but there is controversy over the existence of such a chief.

Among the 7459 households, 46.1% had children under the age of 18 living together, 62.6% were husband and wife living together, 11.1% had a female head of the household but no husband was present, and 21.9% were non-households. The median household size was 2.98 and the median household size was 3.39.

The city's population was 34.1% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% aged 65 and over. The average age was 28 years.

For every 100 women, there were 98.3 men. For every 100 women aged 18 and over, there were 95.9 men.

The median household income in the city was $43,862 and the median household income was $48,490. The median income was $37,373 for men and $24,175 for women. The city's per capita income is $16,580. About 5.0% of households and 6.4% of the population are below the poverty line, with 7.9% of the population under the age of 18 and 6.8% of the population 65 or older.

The Tooele Arts Festival, a three-day annual event, brings together vendors of unique works of art including paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photographs, and sculptures. The event includes a live music program, playground, and animation. There is no entry fee for the festival, and it takes place in a city park just west of the city center. It started in 1985; in the early years of its existence, the Festival was held at the end of May, but it seems to coincide with the cold of late spring, which is detrimental to the holding of the Festival in the open air.

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