Dec 02, 2021

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Outpatient Float Pool (Clinics and Urgent Cares) - PRN

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Description

Work Schedule/Days: Day / Monday - Friday; Friday; Monday; Saturday; Sunday; Thursday; Tuesday; Variable; Wednesday
Employment Type: PRN
Location: Center for Advanced Pediatrics
Requisition #: 87485

MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION: In accordance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rules, Children's requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or receive an approved exemption.


Under supervision of a physician or registered nurse, participates in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of delivery of care. Under medical model, assists physician in providing prescribed care or treatment to patient. (In units using medical model, patient assessments, plan of care, and discharge plan are performed by a physician or physician extender.)

  • Graduation from an accredited licensed practical nurse program and satisfactory completion of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta intravenous medication competency check
  • Georgia Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 1 year of employment
  • 2 years of experience in a healthcare setting
  • NA
  • No minimally required knowledge, skills, or abilities
  1. Assists licensed professional personnel in providing care to patients and families, incorporating age-related and developmental needs.
  2. Participates in meeting patient/family educational needs.
  3. Participates in providing discharge instructions as delegated by licensed professional practitioners.
  4. Maintains professional development.
  5. Supports department performance improvement process.
  6. Assists in maintaining departmental budget within established fiscal guidelines.
  7. Demonstrates competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, including N = Neonate (less than 30 days), I = Infant (30 days to 1 year), EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years), LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years), A = Adolescent (13-17 years), AD = Adult, and ALL = all ages.
  8. Performs other responsibilities as required.

Special Note: The Licensed Practical Nurse may not perform the following tasks:

  1. Documentation of the initial inpatient admission assessment.
  2. Initiation of Caregiver Protocols, with the exception of influenza vaccine protocols.
  3. Initiation of the administration of blood products, unsupervised.
  4. Initiate chemotherapy infusions or administer IV push chemotherapy.
  5. Complete the initial assessment for restraints.
  6. Unsupervised administration of code resuscitation drugs by IV push.

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

Address: 1400 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA 30329
Function: Nursing - Nursing-Bedside