A paediatric nurse practitioner is a registered and nurse practitioner with advanced training in paediatrics and can provide nursing care to infants, children and adolescents. The paediatric nurses perform physical exams, diagnose injuries and many common illnesses and have the training to provide the treatment procedures, therapies and medication necessary for the child. They order specific lab tests and diagnostic testing, such as x-rays, blood tests and laboratory tests when needed. Trained to give immunizations, they also manage their patient’s problems and other health conditions. They work closely with other healthcare professionals such as paediatric physicians, nurses and the patient’s family doctor.
The job of the paediatric nurse practitioner is also to provide education, support and health care counselling to the families of the patients and answer any questions or address concerns the family has regarding the child. Main the records of the patients health and report it to the paediatrics or the doctor from time to time and also console the family of the patients and also report the concerns of the family member to the doctor.
The job of the Paediatric nurse practitioners is provides satisfaction to the nurse as they know that they make a difference, by identifying and caring for their patient problems, and the job of the paediatric nurse practitioner is often, very stressful and the candidate need to deal with difficult situations. They use data received from diagnostic tests, clinical exams, verbal communication, medical records and other sources to make decisions that are evidence based and meet their patients care requirements.
A paediatric registered nurse practitioner must be a problem solver and critical thinker with decision-making skills and able to work well under pressure. They work in many healthcare settings such as healthcare institutions, community or private hospitals, private nursing, schools, children’s hospital and specialty clinics.
Paediatric Nurse Practitioner Jobs involves common work activities that includeMeeting patients and their families and discuss issues and treatment options, supporting patient recovery and understanding the condition. Performing basic medical examinations including blood tests, urine samples, blood pressure, heart and lung functioning. Request appropriate lab tests required for the treatment, read the results obtained from the tests and report it to the doctor and help him in in planning the treatment procedure. Following up on medications, treatments or other procedures under the direction of treating doctor
Some additional Paediatric Nurse Practitioner Jobs are organising vaccination programs, health clinics and specific information programs for parents and patients and spreading awareness among the population about child care and healthy habits etc.