Registered Nurse - Pediatrics - Full Time/Nights

Company: Antelope Valley Hospital ( Learn More )

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Job Objective:

In addition to the objectives outlined in the AVH Registered Nurse (RN) job description, the Pediatric RN is responsible for the nursing care of infants, children, and adolescents guided by the policies and procedures of the unit. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Meets all the essential duties and responsibilities of the RN.
  2. Additional duties and responsibilities of the Pediatric RN:
    1. Provides nursing process with particular skills and knowledge needed to meet the unique needs of ill infants, children, adolescents and their families.
    2. Incorporates principles of play therapy into nursing care process.
    3. Assess unique developmental needs of ill infants, children, and adolescents and recognizes both normal and abnormal patterns of development.
    4. Assists mothers with breastfeeding, and/or other feeding methods as indicated.
    5. Provides age specific education for infant, toddler, adolescent, teen and adult. 

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Copying, faxing. 
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

    1. Possesses all the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities of the Registered Nurse (RN).
    2. Demonstrates knowledge of the mandated child abuse reporting system.
    3. Demonstrates knowledge of infant and child safety measures and abduction prevention program.
    4. Demonstrates knowledge of special consent issues that relate to foster children, those with shared custody situations and emancipated minors.
    5. Demonstrates knowledge related to the child’s rights to self-determination.

    Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:


    Action Oriented

    Customer Focused


    Effective Communication 


    Ethics & Values

    Integrity & Trust 

    Education and Experience:



  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Completes twenty (20) hours of training in Breastfeeding and Lactation within 6 months of hire.
  • Completes Pediatric Competencies during orientation period.
  • Desired:

  • BSN or MSN preferred.  
  • Experience

  • Two (2) years recent clinical experience in Pediatric Nursing specialty area preferred.
  • Required Licensure and/or Certifications:


  • Meets all required licensure and/or certifications of the Registered Nurse.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification is required within 6 months of hire.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification within 6 months of hire. 
  • Desired:

  • Specialty certification in Pediatric Nursing.
  • STABLE Program certification. 
  • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work  often performed under stressful, emotional, and physical conditions.
  • Requires frequent walking, standing, bending, twisting and reaching, and must be able to speak, see, determine color variances, and hear.
  • Ability to frequently lift, push and pull up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to occasionally assist, as part of team, in lifting, pushing and/or pulling patients for the transfer of care, requiring exertion of up to and over 50 lbs.  
  • Must be able to operate technical equipment used specifically for the care of infants, children and adolescents safely and in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations, hospital policy and procedures. 
  • A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

    Closing Statement

    Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

    Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fasted growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 


    An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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