Location: Akron, Ohio
About Akron Children's Hospital
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.
Full-time, 40 hours/week
Variable day shift
$2,000 Sign on bonus [taxable] available
Summary:The Licensed Practical Nurse with Medication Designation License assists in assessing, planning, and delivering nursing care for a group of patients under the delegation of a Registered Nurse. Assists in patient/family education as well as teaching staff members within her own capabilities and under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Provides to individuals and groups nursing care requiring the application of basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, social, and nursing sciences at the direction of a licensed physician, dentist, podiatrist, chiropractor, or registered nurse.
1.Performs assessment duties, monitors and collects data that contributes to the initial and ongoing assessment, communicates abnormal patient findings.
2.Performs planning duties, contributes to the development of patient care and discharge plans under the direction of an RN, prioritizes tasks and treatments for assigned patients. Performs nursing care delivery duties.
3.Participates in educational efforts of the department and unit.
4.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychosocial, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age and developmental status.
5.Understands and adheres to regulatory standards as they apply to the nursing profession.
6.Other duties as required.
1.Excellent patient care skills required.
2.Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
3.Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
4.Experience in healthcare is preferred.
5.Proficient in MS Office Suite [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required. Experience with Epic or similar EMR is preferred
Education and Experience
1.Education: Graduate from an accredited school of practical nursing or an Associate's Degree in Nursing is required.
2.Certification: Licensed Practical Nurse with Medication/IV designation licensure is required or eligible for certification.
*Current Health Care Provider BLS training from the American Heart Association is required.
*Additional specific certifications may be required based on the department or unit.
3.Years of relevant experience: 0 to 2 years is required.
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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