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Pediatric Nurse Job Description

A Pediatric Nurse is a medical professional who specializes in providing medical care for infants, children and adolescents. 

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Pediatric Nurse responsibilities include:

  • Assessing a child’s needs and providing initial care
  • Identifying changes in children’s symptoms and intervening in emergency situations
  • Participating in pain management for children

Job brief

We are looking for a Pediatric Nurse who can provide the medical care of children from birth through late teens. The chosen candidate will discuss a child’s symptoms, administer prescribed medication, as well as monitor their progress in treatment plans.

Pediatric Nurse responsibilities include asking patients and their parents questions about their health and providing medical solutions for a range of conditions that children and adolescents may experience. 

Ultimately, you will work directly with children, adolescents, and teenagers to help address underlying medical conditions and provide treatment as needed.


  • Administer medications, draw blood, and give childhood vaccinations following age-appropriate guidelines
  • Monitor temperature, pulse, breathing, and blood pressure and keep accurate records
  • Evaluate children for signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Provide supportive care to dying children
  • Deal with the anxieties and demands of parents and help families deal with their child’s illness or injury
  • Remain up to date on the latest developments, rules and regulations, drug therapies, equipment and treatment procedures

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Pediatric Nurse or similar role
  • A bachelor’s or associate’s degree in nursing
  • Experience in clinical work as a pediatric nurse
  • Good communication skills
  • Emotional and mental strength, dedication and self-motivation
  • Empathy and the ability to relate to children
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a Pediatric Nurse

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