The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Nurse, also known as a Neonatal Nurse, is responsible for the care and treatment of newborn infants suffering from illness or prematurity, as well as caring for their parents and guardians. An NICU Nurse provides round-the-clock care for the basic and medical needs of newborn infants in the NICU.
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NICU Nurse Job Description Template
We are looking for a caring and dedicated NICU Nurse to join our medical team in providing round-the-clock care for premature and ill newborn infants and their families. The responsibilities of an NICU Nurse include caring for infants' basic needs, such as diaper changes and feeding, and coordinating the infants' medical treatments with the NICU physician. The NICU Nurse also offers comfort and support to premature and ill newborns and their parents and family members.
To be successful as an NICU Nurse, you should have a caring and empathetic nature, work well under pressure in a stressful environment, and be able to coordinate treatments and work with a team of neonatal healthcare professionals. An NICU Nurse should also have a working knowledge of the complex NICU equipment used to treat at-risk newborns.
NICU Nurse Responsibilities:
- 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.
NICU Nurse Requirements:
- A Registered Nursing Licence.
- A Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing.
- 1 year's experience in ICU or NICU.
- A CPR certification.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- The ability to offer emotional support to parents, guardians, and family members.
- Working knowledge of NICU specialized equipment.
- The ability to work in a team.
- The ability to offer comfort to ill newborns.
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