Paediatric Nurse

Paediatric Nurse Job Description

Paediatric Nurses Assess, Plan And Provide Nursing Care For Children Who Are Suffering From A Wide Variety Of Conditions Including Diseases, Illnesses And Cancer Or Who Are Recovering From Surgery.

Paediatric Nurses Work As Part Of A Multidisciplinary Team Of Professional And Medical Staff That Includes Doctors, Health Visitors, Social Workers, Therapists And Play Workers. Many Nurses Work Within The Community, Supporting Families That Are Caring For Sick Children At Home.

Paediatric Nurse Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • tutoring student nurses
  • obtaining parental consent for treatment
  • providing pre and post operation care
  • monitoring and administering medication, injections, blood transfusions and intravenous infusions
  • treating wounds
  • taking patient samples, pulses, temperatures and blood pressures
  • keeping accurate records
  • writing reports
  • checking patients’ conditions and monitoring functions such as respiration
  • dealing with emergencies
  • supervising junior staff
  • organising workloads
  • providing information, emotional support and reassurance to patients and relatives

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