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A s children's nurse is a nurse working in a children's unit whose responsibility is to care for ill and injured children. nurses provide the children with their basic medical needs and work closely with Paediatric doctors to ensure they return to good health.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

FACILITY: The Children’s clinic Kisasi & Naalya  


Children’s Nurse 

Being a nurse in a children’s facility, involves a high level of duty and responsibility, from caring for  young children with debilitating illnesses to nursing older children who have been in accidents. When a  baby, toddler, child or adolescent needs constant monitoring, supervision and treatment, the role of a  nurse comes in. Nurses are responsible for caring for children in various circumstances and scenarios. 


Nurse job profile 

A s children's nurse is a nurse working in a children's unit whose responsibility is to care for ill and  injured children. nurses provide the children with their basic medical needs and work closely with Paediatric doctors to ensure they return to good health. 


Responsibilities of the nurse 

Essentially, the nurse is responsible for caring for children who are sick or injured in a range of  capacities. Paediatric nurses, or children's nurses, work as part of a team of medical staff  involving doctors, healthcare assistants and health visitors. They are generally expected to work  shift patterns, perform under pressure and think on the spot in stressful situations. 


Day-to-day  roles and responsibilities of the nurse include: 

  • Planning and assessing children's nursing care requirements 
  • Offering guidance to parents about how to best care for their sick child ∙ Administering injections, medication and infusions 
  • Diagnosing and treating day-to-day child illnesses 
  • Taking samples from patients 
  • Checking on the condition and progress of patients 
  • Monitoring patients' pulse and blood pressure 
  • Providing emotional support to patients 
  • Obtaining parental consent for specific treatments 
  • Handling accidents and emergencies 
  • Supervising student nurses and junior staff 
  • Writing records. 
  • Following up on clients seen by making daily calls. 
  • Immunizing children as and when the need arises.


Key skills  

  • Academic qualifications aren't everything when it comes to being a nurse. 
  • Here are some key  skills you should have if you want to become a nurse: 
  • Ability to work under pressure 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Strong judgement and observation skills 
  • A sensitive and empathetic nature 
  • Lots of patience 
  • Knowledge in vaccines 
  • Know Trend in nursing segments 
  • Gentle, calm and kind towards their profession. 


QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Nursing sciences. 
  • UNMC registered with up- to – date practicing licenses. 
  • At least 2 years working experience in a fast paced environment. 
  • Experience with working with Children is an added advantage. 


How to apply.

All candidates should send their updated CVs and application letters through Brightermonday Portal by Clicking on the 'Apply Now ' section 



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