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ChildServe RN/LPN Respite - PRN in Ames, Iowa

RN/LPN Respite - PRN

Nursing & CNA (Peds LT Care, Rehab, Homecare, Community) Ames, Iowa



The role of a Respite Nurse is to offer one-on-one time between a child and licensed nurse within the family’s home or community, or to provide nursing support and oversight to 10-12 children in a team environment. Respite care is designed to give families a break from the day-to-day care involved in raising a child with special healthcare needs. ChildServe’s respite service allows parents to attend events for their other children, schedule appointments for themselves, or simply take time to recharge.

What You’ll Do

  • Proved one-on-one nursing support in the home or community/Provide nursing support, rehabilitative needs, and preventative care in a ratio of 1:3 at the ChildServe Center

  • Interact with the child and participate in fun activities

  • Complete electronic documentation and paper MARS

  • Possible skills used: medication administration, g-tube nutrition, seizure management, trach cares, etc.

When You’ll Work

  • In home, 1:1 services are primarily afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Can be regularly scheduled or as needed.

  • Group services start Friday 6pm through Sunday 6pm. Shifts are typically 8-12 hours.

What You’ll Need

  • Current valid RN/LPN license in Iowa

  • Valid driver’s license/insurance for three consecutive years without suspension

  • Experience working with children with special health care needs preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing and speaking the English language

Why ChildServe?

ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve 4,600 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • Our team members rock. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

Ready to leave work every day knowing you’ve made a difference for kids and families? Let’s move Forward Together - apply today!ChildServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.