The NICU Neonatal Nurse Practitioner manages patients in the NICU under the direction and indirection supervision of the Medical Director and/or his designees and the Nursing Director according to the established nursing standardized procedures. This role is a leadership position in the department and the individual is responsible for effective time management, resource utilization, and demonstration of positive role modeling.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Coordinate and assist with data collection for VON/CPQCC and other ongoing review as requested. Participation in developmental follow up clinic by doing physical assessments and assist in identifying services needed.Obtain information and interpret information in terms of the patients needs. Demonstrates the knowledge of growth and development. Understands the range of treatment needed as appropriate to the ages of the patients served. Attends low and high risk deliveries to assist in the transition of the neonate. Stabilizes new admission including placement of endotracheal tubes, umbilical catheters, urinary catheters, and other procedures as may be required including lumbar puncture, chest tubes insertion etc. according to the approved standardized procedures. Documentation in the medical record with pertinent information and results of the physical assessment. Provide daily assessments, write daily progress notes and written orders with the guidelines of the standardized procedures. Participation in neonatal transports to or from facilities as required. Assist with managementof ventilators, CPAP, and O2 administration using accepted modalities. Completion of annual competencies and participates in the development and education of annual competencies.
AGES OF PATIENTS SERVED:
This position has responsibility for the assessment, treatment or care of patients in the following age groups:
90% Neonate 5% Pediatric 5% Adolescent 0% Adult 0% Geriatric
Current California RN license and Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Minimum of 5 years clinical experience
Certification as Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Current S.T.A.B.L.E. certification (maintain current at all times)
Current American Heart Association BLS Certification (maintain current at all times)
Demonstrated clinical competence and leadership skills.
Demonstrated ability to present self in positive and professional manner
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.