DEADLINE: 20th March 2023. 5pm
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: NICU/ ICU IN CHARGE
Neonatal Critical Care Nurses (NICU) is responsible for the care and treatment of newborn infants suffering from illness or prematurity, as well as caring for their parents and guardians.
In addition to general nursing care, responsibilities of NICU Nurse include (but are not limited to):
- Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
- Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, intravenously) and records/ documents prescribed medications.
- Records new born’s medical information and vital signs.
- Providing round-the-clock care to premature and severely ill newborn infants.
- Caring for the basic needs of infants; for example, feeding and changing diapers.
- Performing medical procedures; for example, inserting intravenous lines, performing tests, and administering medications.
- Assisting the NICU physicians in medical procedures and treatments.
- Using and adjusting specialized medical equipment.
- Formulating nursing plans and evaluating the effectiveness of treatments.
- Comforting ill newborns and anxious parents and family members.
- Offering support to parents and family members and educating them on the at-home care of their newborn.
- Orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess new born’s condition.
- Prepares equipment and aids physician/doctors during examination and treatment of the new born.
- Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocols.
- Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
- Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, and interprets and records electronic.
- Monitors catheters, leads and tubing for proper placement and functioning.
- Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring/life support equipment shows adverse symptomatology.
- Acts as patient advocate by supporting the basic rights, values and beliefs of the patient.
- Communicates to family/significant others appropriate information on baby’s condition.
- Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting.
EDUCATIONAL & EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing/ midwifery or Registered nurse/ midwife.
- At least 2 years’ experience in Neonatal critical care.
- Valid practicing license
PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
- Problem solving.
- Clinical and operations skills
- Quality and patient safety focus
- Relationship and hospitality aptitude.
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Emotional stability
Applications to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only the ones sent in the email will be considered. Please specify which position you are applying for in the subject line.