Duties and Responsibilities
• Identifies changes in a child’s signs and symptoms and intervenes in emergency situations
• Differentiates between normal and abnormal physical findings
• Participates in activities to manage a child’s pain levels
• Serves as a child advocate
• Provides supportive care to dying children
• Evaluates a child for signs and symptoms of abuse
• Administers medication using age-appropriate guidelines
• Determines a child’s needs related to pain management
• Analyzes situations to anticipate pathophysiological problems and detect changes in status
• Maintains privacy and confidentiality in nurse/child relationships
• Involves the child and family in the care plan and determines the child’s needs based on a careful analysis of symptoms in relation to their growth and development
• Performs physical examinations, such as measuring vitals, taking blood and urine samples, and ordering diagnostic tests
• Explains to parents and families how to take care of their children and protect their health, including advising them on how to design their home for conditions
• Diploma/degree from an accredited school of nursing.
• Certificate of Registration with the Nursing Council.
• Experience of 5 or more years of continuous clinical nursing experience in an acute care hospital.
• Knowledge of the nursing process, current, and legal aspects of documentation.
• Demonstrate the ability to transmit knowledge, skills through patient education.
• Demonstrate safe and competent care in the chosen area of clinical practice with a commitment to excellence in nursing practice.
• Experience in budget preparation.
• Demonstrate respect for and receptivity to other cultural norms and standards.
• Have a positive attitude and integrity, be honest and show respect for individuals.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrate leadership skills by taking on shift –leading role, being a role model and preceptor.
• Ability to identify and analyse problems and take appropriate decisions to resolve issues.
• Ability to express a personal philosophy of nursing.