When looking to hire a qualified pediatric nurse, it’s important that you are able to accurately describe the role, responsibilities, and benefits, as well any any perks that set your institution apart.

An accurately and efficiently formulated job description will ensure that only the most qualified and best suited individuals apply for your opening. This is especially true when hiring a pediatric nurse as there is a very specific and strict skill set they must possess in order to ensure the quality of service you provide to your patients at a hospital.

You will want to ensure that your pediatric nurse job description is divided into several relevant parts so that it is easy to navigate through as well as simple to understand for which you should keep your description concise and to the point.

About the Pediatric Nurse Job Description

Each section of this sample pediatric nurse job description is based off of countless hours of research, and analysis of what performs best on nurse job boards. Make sure to keep your job title concise and descriptive of the role. Do not use any jargon or internal language when posting your pediatric nurse job on job boards. You want to make sure that the nurse reading this understands what the job is, and all of the language in the job description.

Feel free to copy the below pediatric nurse job description but make sure to add information specific to your organization, the culture, perks/benefits, and double-check that the skills below match your exact requirements.

Pediatric Nurse Job Description

About Our Healthcare Institution

Use this part of the job description to describe to the potential candidate what it would be like if they were to be hired for this position at your institution. Describe the work ethic, the company culture, the working hours, or any benefits that your health facility offers To the hired staff.

Job Description / Why We’re Hiring

We’re looking for a pediatric nurse who will be re responsible for providing medical care to infants, children, and adolescents up to 16 years old. The perfect pediatric nurse for our organization will be able  to  work, communicate, and keep children and parents calm and informed.

Sample Pediatric Nurse Skills and Responsibilities:

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  • Be able to establish a plan of care and implement nursing care for their patients.
  • Understand impact of child development and aging on illness or injury on their development
  • Be able to diagnose from nonverbal cues
  • Be able to care for infants, toddlers, and children up to 16 years of age
  • Be able to communicate and reduce anxiety of patients and their parents
  • Experience working in pediatric wards in general hospitals, specialized hospitals, day centers, and pediatric health clinics, or in home child healthcare
  • Develop care plans for children and their parents
  • Experience with checking the child’s temperature, assistance to the doctor to examine patients, administration of medicines and injections, healing wounds and changing bandages
  • Observation ability and ability to anticipate the needs of children, since they are not always able to express what they want, or when they feel pain.

Sample Pediatric Nurse Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a pediatric nurse
  • Expert knowledge of health and safety guidelines/procedures (sanitation, decontamination, etc.)
  • Excels at communicating with a team and has strong interpersonal skills
  • Records all care information concisely and accurately in appropriate manner on appropriate forms
  • Responsible and compassionate with patients
  • Able to multitask with strong organizational skills
  • Calm under pressure with excellent problem-solving skills
  • BSc or another diploma from a nursing program
  • Valid nursing license

Pediatric Job Description: what’s next?

After you post your job to hire a nurse (RN) and start receiving applicants, you’ll want to make sure to carefully interview them to make sure they’re the best fit.

Additionally, if you’re looking for per diem or short term nursing assignments, you can post your job on Medely for free. Medely is one of the largest networks of nurses looking to schedule per diem shifts with your organization. Each nurse is put through a carefully conducted background check process and can be hired as easily as calling Uber from your phone.

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