Nursing at ChildServe

ChildServe‘s nursing team exists at the crossroads of clinical expertise and compassionate care. 

We believe that exceptional care begins by creating a workplace environment and culture of safety where nurses feel uplifted and encouraged by their team and leaders. If you’re passionate about helping children with special healthcare needs live a great life, and want to join a nursing program unlike any other, we invite you to join us! We have nursing roles for RNs, LPNs, and CNAs, in a variety of services and shift times.

To learn more, view our openings, try our “Perfect Fit Finder,”  and join our Talent Community to receive job alerts and ChildServe news.

Join ChildServe in helping children with special healthcare needs live a great life!

Nursing at ChildServe

ChildServe‘s nursing team exists at the crossroads of clinical expertise and compassionate care. 

We believe that exceptional care begins by creating a workplace environment and culture of safety where nurses feel uplifted and encouraged by their team and leaders. 

If you’re passionate about helping children with special healthcare needs live a great life, and want to join a nursing program unlike any other, we invite you to join us!

We have nursing roles for RNs, LPNs, CNAs, and more. Apply today! 

Get to Know ChildServe

As a Top Workplace since 2014, ChildServe is an organization you need to see to believe. Here’s why our 1,400 employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life. We have earned national CARF Accreditation in 11 service areas, including autism, brain injury, and inpatient rehabilitation.
  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve nearly 5,200 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.
  • Our team rocks. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

Curious About Our Services?

We hire RNs, LPNs and CNAs in a wide range of positions and services. Check out our perfect-fit tool to learn more about which of our programs best matches your passion and skillset.

Why ChildServe?

 We believe caring well for our nurses is key to providing excellent care for kids. Here are a few reasons you may enjoy being a nurse at ChildServe:

We're a Top Workplace

ChildServe has been named a Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register since 2014. We’re proud to share that our staff engagement scores are more than double the industry average for healthcare.

We'll Help You Grow

With support from our robust Clinical Learning program, every nurse is encouraged to continue sharpening skills and growing their knowledge base. Learn more.

We Celebrate Nurses

From formal recognition like our thriving DAISY Award program and Greatful Families, to national nursing appreciation days and conversations in the hallway, we love to celebrate the impact of our nurses. 

Our Mission is Clear

Our mission is to partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life. This goal drives us to provide industry-leading, innovative services found few, if any other place in Iowa.

Inspired by the Spirit of a Child

The kids we serve are strong, determined, and resilient. Read their stories here.

Competitive Pay and Benefits

We’re proud to offer competive pay and benefits, as well as sign-on bonuses for some roles. View our openings or sign up to receive job alerts here

Dreaming about

that perfect role?

We’ll help you find it! We have full-time, part-time and PRN positions, and various shifts and shift lengths in a range of service areas for RNs, CNAs, and LPNs. Join our Talent Community to receive job alerts and get the inside scoop on ChildServe nursing news.

Professional Development

Every nurse at ChildServe is encouraged to continue growing their knowledge base and sharpening skills through:
  • Specialty certifications
  • ChildServe‘s Clinical Ladder program
  • ChildServe‘s year-long Pediatric Palliative Care Course 
  • A wide variety of free CEUs at ChildServe, online, and in the community
  • Service-specific or organizational development projects, including projects you may be completing for a degree
  • Educational assistance for those looking to advance their degree
  • Access to evidence-based resources like Lippincott and CINAHL

 

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Nursing Residency Program

New graduate RNs (or soon-to-be grads), are invited to learn more about our Nursing Residency Program. We’re invested in setting you up for success as you make the transition from student to full-time RN.

Meet Marie Porter, RN

From a CNA in high school to Long-term Care Manager, Marie Porter, RN, BSN has been inspired by ChildServe’s mission for over 20 years.

Jamila's Story

Taking care of others has been part of Jamila Makokha’s life since she was a small girl. By age five, Jamila was the primary caregiver to her siblings. After losing a family member due to a poor healthcare system in her native country, Jamila knew her calling was to help people. Jamila’s drive to help others led her to go back to school for a bachelor’s of nursing and participate in ChildServe’s Nursing Residency Program.

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ChildServe improves the health and well-being of 5,200 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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