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Special Kids, Inc.

Registered Nurse (RN)/Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Pediatrics

Special Kids, Inc.


Job Summary


We are licensed professionals, but first we are Christ followers with a mission to “serve Jesus Christ by caring for His children.” Special Kids offers professional services to children ages 3 months through 21 years. Nurses at Special Kids’ Kleinau Nursing Center serve medically fragile children who need skilled nursing care, in collaboration with physical therapists, occupational therapists, a recreational team and speech therapists. Full-time, benefits paid time off and holidays. No shifts, evenings, or weekends.


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.

  • Completes and documents initial assessments for new patients enrolled in the Skilled Nursing program.
  • Provides daily head-to-toe assessment of assigned patients, including vital signs, and documents in electronic health record (EHR).
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments such as catheterizations, nebulizer treatments, chest physiotherapy, oral and tube feedings in accordance with professional nursing standards, policies and procedures, and documents administration in EHR.
  • Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients by assisting them with duties such as diaper changes, toileting, positioning, and making beds.
  • Observes patient, and documents significant events, conditions, reactions and interventions in EHR.
  • Notifies supervisor and/or the patient’s physician of patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
  • Requests new orders from patient’s physician in response to changes reported by caregiver or changes in patient’s condition.
  • Responds to and coordinates team response to medical emergencies involving assigned patients, based on nursing standards, policies and procedures.
  • Provides and documents patient and family education.
  • Participates in department quality improvement activities.
  • Cleans work area and equipment as assigned and as needed throughout the day.
  • Attends meetings and conferences and participates in other activities to promote professional growth.
  • Offers guidance to Certified Nurse Assistants working with the same group of patients.


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

For RN: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) from NLN accredited four-year college or university is preferred. Associate degree accepted with minimum of one-year work experience as a nurse. For LPN: High School Diploma and Certificate or Diploma from an NLN accredited nursing program required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Active and unencumbered Tennessee State RN/LPN license and current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider certification.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

As an organization that participates with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Special Kids is required to have proof of COVID-19 vaccination, approved exemption, or reason for delay in vaccination for all new employees.

Additional Qualifications

  • Servant’s heart.
  • Passion to serve the children and their families.
  • Willingness to go the extra mile.
  • Team minded and focused.
  • Joyful in spirit.
  • Follows chain of command.
  • Critical-thinking skills.
  • Creative-problem-solving skills.

Additional Information


Shifts: No evenings, weekends, or holidays. Monday-Thursday, full-time 36 hours per week, benefits, holidays and paid time off.

How to Apply

Apply through indeed:  https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/69678fde-bdd8-4e9d-ae98-f6105a0e1f68/Special-Kids-Inc

Apply through Special Kids website:  https://www.specialkidstn.com/careers


  • Date Posted: September 2, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: TBD
  • Working Hours: 36 hrs/wk; M-Th, 7:30am-5pm