Health and paediatric nurses support and treat infants, children and adolescents who are ill or require care.
- Implement measures prescribed by doctors.
- Assist with medical examination and treatment.
- Document patient’s data.
- Psychological care.
Field of work
- Special wards in hospitals for children, adolescents or infants
- Health centres, residential homes for disabled children and adolescents
- Institutions providing short-term care
- Outpatient care department
- Children’s home
- The exercise of the profession is regulated.
- Completed vocational training as a health and paediatric nurse with appropriate work permit is required.
- To carry on activities under the professional title of “health and paediatric nurses” or “health and children’s nurse”, requires the permission of the Nursing Act.
- For activity that requires dealing with minors, the presentation of a certificate of good conduct may be required.
- Observation accuracy (e.g. detection of physical, psychological and social needs and problems of patients).
- Memory (e.g. remembering names and individual characteristics in spite of frequent changes of patients).
- Conversion capability (e.g. fast switching between activities, such as emergency situations).
- Hand skill (e.g. creating or renewing associations).
- Ability to plan and organize (e.g. transition between different care facilities, as well as between hospital and home care).
- Teaching skills (e.g. directing sick children at play).
- Numerical ability (e.g. calculating medication doses)
- Understanding of the verbal statements (e.g. understanding of some indistinct wishes expressed by sick people).
- Oral communication skills (e.g. advising parents and other caregivers on various nursing and care instructions).
- Text comprehension (e.g. reading and understanding of nursing documentation and care planning).
- Writing skills (e.g. documentation of nursing actions).
Gross monthly remuneration may fall in the range of €2,481 to €2,894.