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Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) PRN

Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center

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Job Summary

SPECIAL KIDS IS A CHRISTIAN THERAPY AND NURSING CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

We’re based in Murfreesboro, TN; Christ-focused; and ready to serve each family that comes through our doors.  We’re professionals who are trained and licensed; but first, we’re Christ-followers with a God-sized mission that is only met through Him. Special Kids offers professional services to children ages birth through 21 years. Our treatment range encompasses children who need a little extra help, to children who are medically fragile, and to all sorts of diagnoses in between. Nurses at Special Kids have opportunities for team collaboration as well as collaboration with other disciplines, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreational therapy, and nursing.  A minimum of 3 years of experience is preferred. PRN position.

Provides care for the medical needs and assists with activities of daily living for children enrolled in the Skilled Nursing program.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties within scope of practice may be assigned.

  • Provides daily head to toe assessment of assigned patients including vital signs, heart, lung, and bowel sounds.
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments such as catheterizations, nebulizer treatments, chest physiotherapy, and tube feedings in accordance with approved nursing techniques.
  • Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients by assisting with duties such as diaper changes, toileting, and positioning.
  • Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or the patient’s Physician of patient’s condition, reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
  • Responds to and leads team during medical emergency situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.
  • Documents nursing history and physical assessment for assigned patients in electronic medical record system.
  • Provides patient and family education.
  • Makes beds, bathes and feeds patients.
  • Cleans work area and equipment as assigned and as needed throughout the day.
  • Participates in department quality improvement activities.
  • Attends meetings and conferences and participates in other activities to promote professional growth.

Qualifications

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic computer skills and the ability to learn new software and web-based applications such as electronic medical records.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

LPN Tennessee State License; CPR Certification required

Additional Qualifications

  • Servant’s heart.
  • Passion to serve the children and families.
  • Willingness to go the extra mile.
  • Team-minded and focused.
  • Joyful in spirit.
  • Respectful of authority.
  • Solves problems creatively.

Additional Information

Benefits

n/a

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit: Special Kids, Inc. – Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) PRN (paylocity.com)

Details

  • Date Posted: July 19, 2021
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)