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Paediatric Nurse Job Description

We are looking for a qualified, Pediatric Nurse to join our staff. In this position, you will be pivotal in providing care for adolescents, children, and infants. You will treat children from birth through to their late teens, often working with the family to address options, problems, fears, and concerns for their child. The exact duties and responsibilities of a paediatric nurse can vary depending on the type of health care setting you work in.

Paediatric Nurse Responsibilities

  • Identify changes in a child’s symptoms and intervene in emergency situations
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal physical findings
  • Serve as a child advocate
  • Provide supportive care to dying children
  • Evaluate a child for indications of abuse
  • Administer medication using age-appropriate methods
  • Determine a child’s needs for pain management
  • Analyse situations to anticipate problems and detect changes in status
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality
  • Involve the child and family in the care plan and determine the child’s needs based on a careful analysis of symptoms
  • Perform physical exams, including measuring vitals, taking blood and urine samples, and ordering tests
  • Explain to parents and caregivers how to take care of their children and protect their health, including advising them on home facilities for limited movement or diet requirements for conditions

Paediatric Nurse Requirements

  • Degree in nursing
  • Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Experience in pediatric nursing care would be beneficial
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Stamina and excellent physical fitness for long shifts
  • Superb interpersonal skills

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