Behavior amd Development Clinic Questions

  1. Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone has experience working at a Pediatric Behavioral and Developmental Clinic? If so,* what where your daily duties as a nurse? I have an interview coming up soon. If hired, I would like to prepare myself by learning about any skills I may need. I worked as a* child/adolescent psychiatric nurse for three years. The patients where medically cleared before admitted to the unit. I mostly passed out medication. I do not have experience with starting Ivs, trachs or any other skills that are more hands on.
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  3. by   OldDude
    If it's a clinic you'll have little or no "hands on" duties other than an occasional restraint. Sounds like you have enough experience to talk the talk and get your foot in the door. It'll be mainly parent/patient education; maybe some lab draws if the clinic doesn't provide otherwise.
  4. by   KelRN215
    Quote from RegisteredCareBear
    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone has experience working at a Pediatric Behavioral and Developmental Clinic? If so,* what where your daily duties as a nurse? I have an interview coming up soon. If hired, I would like to prepare myself by learning about any skills I may need. I worked as a* child/adolescent psychiatric nurse for three years. The patients where medically cleared before admitted to the unit. I mostly passed out medication. I do not have experience with starting Ivs, trachs or any other skills that are more hands on.
    I highly doubt that a Pediatric Behavioral and Developmental Clinic RN job would include anything with IVs or trach care. If, perhaps, a patient followed in that clinic for developmental issues had a trach, the trach would be managed by their ENT provider and if the patient is ambulatory, their parents would presumably be independent with trach care. Same with IVs- if any child followed by developmental medicine also had a central line, it would be for another reason. Either they have cancer and their line is managed by oncology or they are PN dependent and their line is managed by their PN clinic or they have an acute infection and are home on IV antibiotics/being managed by ID and a home infusion provider. Something along those lines. I can think of a few of my PN patients who have behavioral and/or developmental issues from issues related to prematurity or in utero drug exposure but, if they see developmental medicine, certainly no one there touches their central line and if the child went to an appointment and the parent raised a concern about the central line, they'd be referred back to the PN clinic.

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