PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER M.S. / PER DIEM / ROTATING /- BWH NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) for the NICU is accountable for delivering comprehensive quality patient care, including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions according to standards of practice to premature, newborn, term or sick infants during the neonatal period. This person will function as a member of an inpatient physician team within an integrated academic model.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
·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.
·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. The GDU population consists primarily of (but not limited to) former very preterm infants or other infants at high neurodevelopmental risk who have graduated the acute clinical stages, and are preparing for transition to home
·The PNP shall work with a multidisciplinary team to review history and daily patient data, round with a multidisciplinary team to make management plans, perform appropriate procedures (including but not limited to: intravenous line placement, peripheral arterial access, lumbar puncture, bladder catheterization). Additional evaluation and/or procedural skills for well newborn and convalescent infant populations at high developmental risk will be appreciated
·Treat and evaluate patients with neonatal illnesses, prematurity, congenital anomalies, and other conditions that may place infants at high neurodevelopmental risk and promote the health of the child and family.
·Function in the daily management of the NICU with on-sitephysician collaboration for patients requiring Level I-III care.
·Respond to and appropriately manage life-threatening emergencies in the NICU/SCN.
·Analyze medical histories, diagnostic lab test and x-ray results and perform physical examinations.
·Perform and maintain competence in required procedures, including neonatal resuscitation, andlumbar puncture.
·Consult with attending physicians for patient referrals and monitor outcomes.
·Coordinate patient care with team members, other departments, subspecialty consultants at Boston Children’s Hospital, and community agencies and providers as necessary.
·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.
·Practice preventive health care through patient and family education and child health advocacy.
·Participate in teaching and learning in an integrated academic model.
·Precepting of APRN/PA Graduate students and mentoring of newly hired AP team members.
·Demonstrates knowledge of the age-related differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific gestation populations and applies them to practice. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families.
·Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the BWH Standards of Practice.
1.Education: Master’s Degree in Nursing required. Satisfactory completion of an approved formal education program which has as its objective the preparation of professional nurses to practice as nurse practitioner.
2.Other: ANA or other appropriate nursing certification in area of practice and authorization by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing to practice in the expanded role. DEA for prescription writing
- Board certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.Will consider a Family Nurse Practitioner who has at least 2 years of experience in a NICU setting.
- NRP certified.
- Preferred minimum of one year's experience in a NICU environment.
- New grads with previous NICU experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status..
Primary Location MA-Boston-BWH Boston Main Campus
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