The Pediatric RN manages the nursing care of pediatric patients in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. The tasks and responsibilities include:
Cares for infants and children with chronic and multi-system illnesses and injuries.
Provides professional nursing service based on the basic concepts of growth and development of infants and children.
Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs.
Carries out physician orders.
Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs.
Calculates dosages for and understands the nursing implications of medications used for infants and children.
Recognizes the uniqueness of pain and pain management in the pediatric population and provides care accordingly.
Provides family-centered care based on cognitive, psychosocial and developmental considerations for the age of the patient collaborating with families and members of the multidisciplinary team to achieve desired outcomes.
Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care.
Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
Instructs and educates patients and families.
Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
Cares for patients at risk for abduction following established prevention procedures.
Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
Orients and mentors new staff members.
Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Required Job Qualifications include:
Current licensure as an RN.
Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider, ACLS and PALS
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.|