Paediatric Nurse at South Shore Women's and Children's Hospital

At South Shore Women's and Children’s Hospital, we are focused on the provision of excellent and individualized care to our patients. We believe totally in the respect of humans, their choices and the diversity of our patients. We are continually upgrading our knowledge and skills to the benefit of our patients.We also recognize that our staff are our most valuable assets and as such continuously prioritize their welfare, and also see to the provision of an environment that is conducive for optimal productivity and performance and which consistently support operational efficiency and effectiveness.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Paediatric NurseLocation: Victoria Island, Lagos.Type: Full TimeJob Category: Middle LevelJob SummaryThe Paediatric Nursing Officer provides care needs of infants, children and teenagers to age 17, throughout their developmental stage. Appropriate communication with this age group and their parents or guardians is a key part of their job.Key Result Areas (KRA)Medical Functions:Perform admitting assessments, review patient history and assist developing a plan of care for the patients.Administer medications, solutions and treatments such as Oral, SC, IV routes according to physician’s order and record changes and response of the patient.Preparing patients for operations and procedures, supporting, advising and educating patients and close relatives.Recording pulse, temperature and respiration and keeping accurate records of these observations.Administering drugs and injections, and assisting with tests and evaluations.Engaging in and promoting multidisciplinary teamwork, including working alongside specialist doctors and nurses, health visitors, social workers, radiographers and physiotherapists.Knowledge sharing with peers and other relevant healthcare professionals.Organizing staff and workload to ensure shift cover, possibly across more than one wardPatient Care:Writing reports and updating records before completing a shift.Educate and counsel patients on sexual health, family planning and safe practices.Educate mother on proper nutrition and appropriate exercises.Provide essential information to assist new mothers such as instructions on general child care and breastfeeding.Administrative DutiesDocument nursing care properly on chart forms and birth certificatesObserve strict hygiene and safety rules and ensuring that visitors also observe any rules on the ward or unit.Participate in patient discharge planning using process procedure.Order, stock, and maintain exam rooms with standard levels of supplies, medications and equipment.Maintenance:Operate clinical equipment according to equipment procedures including safety and quality control checks.Check examination rooms for malfunctioning equipment and general maintenance problems on a regular basis and report findings to appropriate authority.Health and Safety:Carry out duties and responsibilities in compliance with South Shore Women’s and Children’s health and safety policy and statutory regulations.Ensure a clean, comfortable and safe environment for patients, clients and members of staff. 

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