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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

Who We Are

At ChildServe, no position is ever “just a job.” When you join our team, you’ll leave work every day knowing that you’ve made a positive difference for children with special healthcare needs and their families.

We serve nearly 4,600 children each year through our wide range of specialty pediatric healthcare programs and services in 3 locations throughout Iowa. We hire many positions, from expert caregivers, medical professionals, administrative staff (and everything in between). Each team member plays an important role in fulfilling our mission: We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

ChildServe has been a Top Workplace in Iowa for seven years running, thanks to our passionate team and our commitment to outstanding care. If you’re ready to help families move Forward Together with support from ChildServe, apply today.