LPN (Former Employee) – Sioux City – October 25, 2018
A typical day would be providing one on one care for your pediatric client. Giving medications, feeding, bathing, dressing and any treatments. Sometimes you will go to appointments, and school with that client. Which often means riding a long bus route. The most enjoyable part of the job is being important in the life of a child. The hardest part is dealing with some of the parents and other children. But most treat their nurses super. Health insurance is expensive. Wages are not competitive, and PTO not enough, hard to find coverage from other nurses if you need time off.
Being a caregiver for children
Benefits, Coverage of time off, pay and small raises
Home Health Aide (Current Employee) – Sioux City, IA – December 10, 2018
It’s a great place to work. I love it. I wouldn’t leave unless I had to. My boss is very kind and caring. They make sure to send out updates,if any, and they do monthly visits to the home I work in. They are great and I always get excited when I hear they are coming for their visit.
Pediatric Field Nurse (Former Employee) – Newton, IA – October 2, 2018
I honestly miss working for this company. Supervisors were amazing. If i ever needed anything all i had to do was call and i would have either an RN come out to me or take care of what i needed taken care of VIA phone.
Licensed Practical Nurse Charge Nurse (Current Employee) – Sheldon, IA – July 27, 2018
I learned how to operate vents and work with g-tubes. I learned how to communicate with pt that can't talk using some sign language and a dynavox. I trained other nurses to do the job. It is hard to get your hours through this company. So I wouldn't work full time for them again, but its a good part time job for a nurse.
LPN/Field Staff (Current Employee) – Dubuque, IA – May 22, 2018
I have had 3 different clients with UP, the household stability and the family dynamics are a very big deal. I have been very pleased with 2 of my 3 homes, the 3rd home had a lot of family tension, and arguing. Not a good house to be in.I was able to be removed from the house at my request. I love the relationships that i get to have with the kiddos. management has had a few shake ups since I joined the company and the new branch was opened.
Would not recommend unless willing to work overtime anytime.
Home Health Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Sioux City, IA – August 22, 2017
Required to work over time. Management only looked out for themselves and aren't advocates for the nurses. With multiple years of service did not receive any raises. Couldn't take a day off unless you knew a month in advance when that day would be.
Very rewarding experience wth client I worked with
LPN (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – April 25, 2017
Got call to move to another town to care for another client and when got settled there, was called on Friday before was to start job on Monday that job was put on hold and had to find another job then. Was very unhappy with the way it was handled by upper staff.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Sheldon, IA – February 15, 2016
I enjoyed working at Universal Pediatrics. I worked to provide care for a 3 year old patient who was born at 28 weeks gestation. The patient had a trach and a g-tube. I performed continuous medical monitoring of his respiratory system and GI system every hour, with vitals and complete assessment Q4 hours. I enjoyed working with my patient. The hardest part of my job was working nights, and it was only as hard as it was because I was also finishing my schooling, so I worked nights and went to school during the day. I enjoyed working with my supervisor and had a good relationship with everyone at work. I learned that I would probably enjoy working in home health as an older nurse, but that I would really like to work in a hospital and get better experience rather than just one super specialized patient.