Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
New Rates of Pay and $2000 Sign-On Bonus
Summary: The LPN provides a skilled level of care to select patients by assessing and monitoring their physical condition, supporting and providing patient/caregiver education, and providing treatments and procedures based on a physician ordered plan of care. The LPN helps the patient achieve and/or maintain their optimal level of function and provides the level of care needed to manage them in the home and community environment.
Responsibilities: 1.Assesses physiological, cognitive/mental, developmental, emotional, and social status of each patient.
2.Provides treatments and procedures based on a physician ordered plan of care.
3.Provides patient and/or caregiver education as needed.
4.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.
5.Assists the patient in achieving and/or maintaining their optimal level of function.
6.Assists, prompts, and/or provides personal care and other activities of daily living (ADLs) in order to maintain proper hygiene and nutrition.
7.Serves as a vital member of the patient care team and provides input on patient plan of care and progress toward goals.
8.Maintains a clean working/patient care environment.
9.Documents all treatments/care provided and patient responses to treatments.
10.Reports changes in patient condition to appropriate Registered Nurse (Manager, Supervisor, Case Coordinator).
11.Provides a safe environment and reports safety concerns to the RN and other appropriate regulatory entities.
12.Other duties as required.
Other information: Technical Expertise 1.Experience for 6 months in either home health or an acute care setting is preferred.
2.Experience in Pediatrics and/or working with individuals with developmental delays is preferred.
3.Experience in managing technology dependent and/or medically complex patients is preferred.
4.Communication skills needed to work with all levels within an organization is required.
5.Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.
Education and Experience 1.Education: Graduation from an approved School of Licensed Practical Nursing program is required.
2.Certification: Current Ohio license as a Licensed Practical Nurse is required. Current CPR/BLS certification through the American Heart Association is required.
3.Years of experience: Six months experience preferred in one of more of the following areas: Home Care, Geriatric care, Medical/Surgical, CCU, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, or Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).
4.Years of experience supervising: None
Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
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