- Neonatal Care: Provide specialized nursing care to premature and critically ill newborns admitted to the NICU, including assessments, monitoring, and administering medications.
- Ventilator Management: Proficiently manage ventilated neonates, ensuring appropriate settings, monitoring, and adjustments to optimize respiratory support.
- Vital Sign Monitoring: Monitor and record neonates’ vital signs, growth parameters, and responses to treatments. Report any changes promptly to the medical team.
- Feeding Support: Assist with feeding premature and low birth weight babies, whether through breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or tube feeding.
- Family Support: Offer emotional support to parents and families, providing guidance on neonatal care and fostering a welcoming and comforting environment.
- Infection Control: Follow strict infection control protocols to maintain a safe and hygienic NICU environment.
- Medication Administration: Administer medications accurately and safely to neonates, adhering to hospital protocols and the “Five Rights” of medication administration.
- Collaborative Care: Work closely with neonatologists, pediatricians, and other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive care for newborns.
- Parent Education: Educate parents on neonatal care, developmental milestones, and safe practices for the baby’s well-being.
- Documentation: Maintain accurate and detailed patient records, documenting all assessments, treatments, and interventions in the electronic health record system.
- BSc Nursing/GNM – 0-2 years’ experience
- Knowledge of neonatal care protocols, growth and development, and common neonatal health issues.
- Excellent clinical assessment and critical thinking skills.
- Strong communication and interpersonal abilities, with a focus on providing family-centered care.
- Compassionate and empathetic approach towards newborns and their families.
- Flexibility to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.