Help children with medical problems related to growth and development.
What does a Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse do?
When the endocrine system stops working, children stop growing into strong, healthy adults. As a Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse, you assist a Pediatric Endocrinologist in treating children with problems related to the endocrine system – a set of glands that controls growth and development. Pediatric Endocrinology Nurses educate patients and their families on the best ways to treat diabetes, weight problems, and other growth defects.
As a Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse, you work in a clinic or hospital, collecting blood samples for testing, further explaining the Doctor ‘s diagnosis to patients, and keeping patient records updated. With the constant hustle and bustle of the office, you help the Doctor stay on top of her caseload and check that new prescriptions won’t interfere with the patient’s current medications.
After greeting your next child patient, you update his medical profile and gather any blood or other samples needed for testing. Children rarely jump for joy at the sight of a needle, so you work to make the process as painless as possible.
Once the Doctor has finished talking with the child and his parents, you confer with the Doctor to determine a diagnosis and recommend a treatment plan. This ranges from medication for a temporary problem to lifestyle changes for more serious issues, like diabetes.
You explain the diagnosis and treatment plan to the family in further detail. They may call back later with more questions, which you’re always happy to answer. You love children and play a key role in helping them grow and thrive.