Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Job Description

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Neonatal nurse practitioner provides assistance in the evaluation and development of nursing policies and procedures, standards of care and nursing documentation forms.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Attendance, resuscitation, stabilization and transfer of care to the NICU resident service for any infants requiring intensive care
Provide support information regarding the infant's condition, progress, and plan for care to parents/family, referring and consulting physician
Develops therapeutic care plan, orders diagnostic tests, interprets test results, and performs discharge planning
Communicates with attending physician regarding plan of care and involves physician in clinical decision making of any issues that are outside the Nurse Practitioner's knowledge base or scope of practice
Supervision and education of House Officers in the delivery room and with newborn care
Consult services to other newborn care providers in the birthing center, including Family Practice Physicians, Private Pediatricians, and Well Newborn Rounding Physicians
Considers the needs and behaviors of specific patient age and cultural groups in all patient care
Providing care for patients in the NICU
Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary for the care of the patient per established protocols
Participates in and develops projects and unit-based quality improvement programs, standards of care and practice

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NRP, BLS, AHA, PALS, ACLS, STABLE, BCLS, NCC, NP, NNP

Education for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the neonatal nurse practitioner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Education, Graduate, Science, School of Nursing, Medical, Health, Teaching, Business, Registered Nursing

Skills for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Desired skills for neonatal nurse practitioner include:

Current medical
Surgical
Pharmaceutical treatment modalities of the acute and chronically ill neonates
Growth and development in patient interactions and treatment
Nursing theory and practice
Organizations Service Standards and incorporates them into the performance of responsibilities
Care
Additional specialized medical training
Her age-specific needs
To provide the care needed as described in the unit's/department's policies

Desired experience for neonatal nurse practitioner includes:

Performing umbilical lines
Resuscitations
PA Nurse Practitioner (NP) and/or Physician Assistant (PA) license
Pediatric or NICU experience
Neonatal nurse practitioner certificate or graduate level training as neonatal nurse practitioner
NCC Certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Examples

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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of neonatal nurse practitioner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for neonatal nurse practitioner
  • Performs and records patient medical history and physical assessment(s)
  • Oversees training of new employees and mentors staff
  • Supervises clinical staff, evaluates work and recommends and implements approved corrective action
  • Ensure compliance with system and regulatory standards
  • Contribute to the education of new resident physicians and nurses from both the Well Newborn and NICU services
  • Streamline the patient transfer process from VVWH to NICU, including writing discharge orders and communicating specific patient needs to team members
  • Lumbar puncture, Umbilical catheterization, Endotracheal intubation, Arterial puncture
  • Intravenous catheter placement
  • Prenatal counseling services for mothers whose babies who may require resuscitation, stabilization or admission to the Neonatal Hospitalist Service
  • NRP - assist in instruction of others
Qualifications for neonatal nurse practitioner
  • Three years f clinical nursing experience in a tertiary level NICU
  • Advanced clinical skills in speciality area or equivalent
  • Demonstrates analytical ability necessary to diagnose neonates
  • If you order or refer items or services for Medicare beneficiaries and you do not have an enrollment record in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership Systems (PECOS), you will need to submit an enrollment application to Medicare to be eligible for employment
  • Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of Texas
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner currently registered with the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners (BNE)
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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a neonatal nurse practitioner. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for neonatal nurse practitioner
  • Regularly performs high level, invasive, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as umbilical line placement, intubation, lumbar puncture, chest tube placement and PICC line insertions as are necessary for the care of the patient
  • Provides support information regarding the infant's condition, progress, and plans for care to parents/family, referring and consulting physicians
  • Performs comprehensive physical assessment of the newborn/infant, appropriately orders and accurately interprets laboratory, radiographic and clinical data and communicates significant findings to the health care team (nursing, fellows, faculty and consultant)
  • Accurately and comprehensively documents the plan of care and course of management through the interim, discharge, and transfer summaries
  • Discusses and coordinates the plan of care and procedures with the patient's primary nurse, Neonatology Faculty, Fellows and consultants
  • Plans, implements and maintains a system to motivate staff development, including effective clinical orientation of NNPs and continuing education related to the care of neonates for nurses, NNPs and NNP students
  • Actively participates/acts as consultant in unit-based governance, goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve the quality of care and the practice environment
  • Practices and promotes cost effective health care delivery, including budgetary monitoring and accountability
  • Specifically, role requires the practitioner to perform advanced diagnostic and therapeutic tasks associated with neonates admitted to the NICU
  • The PNP/NNP shall maintain appropriate licensure and maintenance of certification
Qualifications for neonatal nurse practitioner
  • Master's degree and certification as a Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) in specialty area based on RN licensure and state authority for advanced practice
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, including strong facilitative interpersonal skills, skills to successfully resolve conflicts, excellent problem solving skills and ability to provide direct and effective feedback
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner School
  • NCBON Certification as NNP
  • Current CPR, NRP, PALS, and S.T.A.B.L.E
  • ACLS, NRP and PALS required as per department
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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a neonatal nurse practitioner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for neonatal nurse practitioner
  • Collaborate in multidisciplinary care management team meetings
  • Completes admission workup and ongoing accurate daily assessments collaborating with and communicating to the attending neonatologist for all assignments to include H&P, gestational age assessment and physical assessment of all body systems along with the plan of care as developed by and adjusted in collaboration with the attending neonatologist on all assigned admissions
  • Represents themselves and SSM/Cardinal Glennon by demonstrating leadership, involvement in education, research, and instruction to improve other's knowledge base for current neonatal care
  • Provides care to the newborns admitted to the inpatient units under supervision and in consultation with neonatologists
  • Gathers relevant data from available records, performs assessment of the newborn and formulates plans of care and monitoring
  • Orders tests and follows up on the results, performs procedures and documents in the electronic health care record
  • Documents delivery of health care in accordance with specific specialty area standards
  • Assume responsibility for complex neonatal/family management situations
  • Assist with neonatal transport
  • Participate in administrative activities including division QA activities and research
Qualifications for neonatal nurse practitioner
  • Current Texas State Advanced Practice Nurse license
  • South NICU -- NRP within 90 days of hire/transfer date
  • Experience in both clinical and management areas required
  • Demonstrated customer, team, and interdepartmental orientation based on CQI principals
  • Advanced Nursing Degree required/Master's Degree required
  • At least one year of NICU RN experience
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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a neonatal nurse practitioner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for neonatal nurse practitioner
  • Care of the intensively ill neonate in the neonatal ICU/Special Care Nursery (SCN) setting, including, admission of the ill neonate to NICU/SCN, and ongoing care in the NICU/SCN setting
  • Function to identify, plan, implement, and evaluate the stabilization and emergency care of acutely ill neonates in collaboration with the attending physician, and arrange for management and/or transfer to higher level of care areas as appropriate
  • Contribute to the education of new resident physicians to the service and assist in maintaining continuity of care
  • The PNP’s primary role and responsibilities will take place in the Growth and Development Unit (GDU), a subunit of our larger level III NICU where high-risk infants receive comprehensive, multidisciplinary family-centered developmental care
  • Function in the daily management of the NICU with on-site physician collaboration for patients requiring Level I-III care
  • Coordinate patient care with team members, other departments, subspecialty consultants at Boston Children’s Hospital, and community agencies and providers as necessary
  • Practice preventive health care through patient and family education and child health advocacy
  • Makes appropriate referrals in consultation with the attending physician for medical consultations, supportive services and regulatory reporting of patient safety issues
  • Initiates emergency evaluation and treatment
  • Facilitates and/or participates in internal and /or external neonatal transports
Qualifications for neonatal nurse practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner National Certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification
  • Graduate Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Eligible for DEA number, NRP certified, National Certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Masters prepared preferred
  • Previous Neonatal experience highly preferred
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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a neonatal nurse practitioner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for neonatal nurse practitioner
  • Coaches employees and participates in the development and administration of performance reviews of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
  • Assists the physician(s)
  • Supervises staff, evaluates work and recommends and implements approved corrective action
  • Attend deliveries/delivery room management of all infants less than 35 weeks and other high-risk indications
  • Facilitate admissions, including history and physical
  • Provide assessments and ongoing management of current NICU patients as needed
  • Participate in ground and air transports
  • Applies all procedural and universal protocol policies to ensure patient safety and positive clinical outcomes
  • Promotes relationship and understanding by communicating effectively with all individuals, including peers, using language and tone appropriate to the audience and the situation
  • Participate in the development, teaching, organization, and evaluation of clinical and didactic education in the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Specialty
Qualifications for neonatal nurse practitioner
  • Master's degree in nursing with a concentration in a pediatric, family, or neonatal nurse practitioner program
  • Three years of work experience in a pediatric or family focused clinical area
  • Current national certification as a pediatric, family, or neonatal nurse practitioner
  • Five years experience in the Nurse Practitioner role
  • At least one year of NICU experience as an RN and/or NP
  • May require handling or administering of narcotics

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