CLINICAL NURSE - PEDIATRIC CLINIC
1.1 Must possess knowledge of:
1.1.1 Professional care theories, principles, practices, disease process and procedures.
1.1.2 A variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required. Knowledge of the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patient conditions including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.
1.1.3 Computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.
1.2 Must have a minimum of 12 months experience in a pediatric setting.
2 TYPE OF WORK. The duties include but are not limited to the following:
2.1 Performs comprehensive health assessments of children from birth through eighteen years of age. Comprehensive health assessment includes obtaining a complete and accurate health history from the patient and/or parent/legal guardian; performing a complete and accurate physical examination; and administering selected measures of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development in accordance with the standardized guidelines for specific measurement tool (e.g. DDST II).
2.2 Orders/performs selected diagnostic tests and procedures (laboratory and radiological) as indicated by the patient's condition.
2.3 Using the database obtained in the health assessment and diagnostic studies, interprets clinical findings and develops a complete, accurate differential diagnoses/health care problems list.
2.4 Identifies and appropriately uses available resources in meeting the health care and health education needs of patients and families, including but not limited to consultation with the pediatrician, other physicians, and allied health professionals.
2.5 Within the scope of practice, develops and implements health promotion, illness/injury prevention and therapeutic plans congruent with the client's diagnosis, health care problem or need. Provides developmentally appropriate anticipatory guidance education, and counseling to patients and their families.
2.6 Provide outpatient services for pediatric patients as scheduled by the Government.
2.7 Performs procedures for patients as scheduled to include, but not restricted to, venopuncture and bladder catherization.
2.8 Conducts immediate evaluation and management of emergency problems as they occur.
2.9 Coordinates patient care through a continuum and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to care, quality and cost effectiveness
2.10 Ensures compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
2.11 Assesses patients.
2.12 Effectively communicates and collaborates with a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family and organization. Effectively uses appropriate communication format in addressing professional issues.
2.13 Excellent oral communication skills for patient/family education and telephone triage of patients. Telephone and in-person assessment/evaluation includes the determination of optimal time and location for patient management (ER, Clinic, home care) and follow-up care as required. Prescribes and communicates treatment plans and patient teaching in accordance with established pediatric protocols.
2.14 Excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity in accordance with requirements.
2.15 Recognizes adverse signs and symptoms and react quickly in emergency situations.
2.16 Skilled in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers, and other unit specific equipment.
2.17 Completes orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with (IAW) unit guidelines.
2.18 Participates in the orientation and training of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate.
2.19 Encourages team building and enhances work knowledge by cross-training/augmenting other units as appropriate.
2.20 Serves and participates in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. Provides relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decision-making and process improvement. Participates in customer service initiatives, and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services.
2.21 Ensures a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety IAW regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and process improvement initiatives.