Performs the functions of a registered nurse in direct patient care. Utilizes the nursing process in the delivery of developmentally appropriate care. Works effectively with members of the health care team in the provision of care to patients and families.
Provides competent care for families based on practice patterns which reflect new levels of awareness of suffering, patient/family psychosocial needs, and complexity of clinical judgment.
Demonstrates effective use of communication skills.
Participates in the development of professional and educational activities.
Demonstrates competence in professional practice. Applies nursing research to clinical practice.
Applies nursing research to clinical practice.
Evaluates clinical practice to identify problems for potential study.
Participates in research and/or quality improvement activities.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Current licenses to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas.
One to three years of clinical experience, preferably in pediatrics.
Appearance projects a professional image that engenders the confidence of others.
This job requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients ranging in age from 0 to 18 years. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and must be able to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures.
Physical and emotional health adequate for attendance requirements and performance which may include, but is not limited to: assessment of patient conditions, lifting/transferring patients, appropriate use of technical equipment, and rapid recognition and response to emergency situations.