Job Description

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Job CategoryProfessional
ScheduleFull time
ShiftRotating Shift

SUMMARY:

In collaboration with a physician, provides comprehensive assessment of patient’s health status, evaluates assessment data, and makes treatment decisions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Initiates patient admissions and collects health, illness psychosocial, and family history from patients; provides initial care of emergencies.

Performs physical examinations, and orders appropriate diagnostic tests.

Records patient’s health information, performs periodic health evaluations, and establishes/records care plans; evaluates care plans, monitors and records progress, and makes modifications accordingly.             

Determines normal and abnormal findings on patient history, physical examination, diagnostic tests; initiates referral and consultation when appropriate.

Consults and collaborates with members of the health care team in the assessment and management of health care problems; functions as a liaison between physicians, nursing, technologists and area support staff.

Prescribes, regulates, and adjusts medications including over the counter medications and treatments.

Provides teaching and counseling aimed at prevention of illness and modification of risk factors to health, and maintenance of high-level wellness; instructs and supervises students and hospital personnel in methods and theories of diagnostic testing.

Assumes responsibility for the on-going therapeutic management of stable long-term health problems in the chronically ill.

Completes patient discharge summary.

Assists in the development, implementation, and revision of nursing protocols and standards of care.

Provides IT skills and familiarity, by using the basic functionality of the computer, Word, Excel, Outlook e-mail and attachment capabilities.

Maintains compliance with regulatory requirements.

Performs other evaluative and supportive duties, due to the advanced nature of training and the Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP) status, as needed.

Researches and provides advice on patient care processes, nursing processes, and larger-scale quality improvement projects.

Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication. 

Adheres to TMCH organizational and department-specific safety and confidentiality policies and standards.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Neonatal:

The Nurse Practitioner provides support to our Level IIIB NICU Practice.  Attendance at High-Risk Deliveries is shared between the Neonatologists and the NNPs; transports not required, NNPs place PICC lines as part of an NNP/RN/MD team that places lines. Dedicated team of Neonatologists and Advanced Practice Providers are focused on delivering state-of-the-art, innovative neonatal care where quality improvement and evidence-based practice are at the forefront.  Collaborative culture where Neonatologists as partners with the NNPs and consider them a valuable part of the team. 

Excellent opportunity for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner to join our Level IIIA NICU Practice in Tucson, Arizona.  This full-time position covers 12-hour days/nights, or 24-hour shifts in 41-bed Level-III NICU with 600 admissions annually and an average daily census of 35 and an average length of stay of 20 days.  Attendance at High-Risk Deliveries is shared between the Neonatologists and the NNPs; transports not required,  NNPs place PICC lines as part of an NNP/RN/MD team that places lines. Dedicated team of Neonatologists and Advanced Practice Providers are focused on delivering state-of-the-art, innovative neonatal care where quality improvement and evidence-based practice are at the forefront.  Collaborative culture where Neonatologists as partners with the NNPs and consider them a valuable part of the team.  TMC is a busy delivery service with approximately 5,700 annual deliveries. There is dedicated downtime for 24 hour shifts that are shared with a Neonatologist that are always in-house.  Excellent environment and experienced supportive nursing staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Nursing or related area, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. 

EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) years of related experience, preferably in an acute care setting.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION:  National certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or must be National Certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner eligible, must become credentialed at TMC through the Professional Staffing Office prior to appointment.  Must have and maintain a current Arizona state license as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner including prescriptive authority.  Must obtain and maintain a current Federal Drug Enforcement Agency License for prescribing controlled substances.  Additional certifications may be required based on delineation of privileges as outlined by Medical Staff.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

·         Knowledge of nursing care and assessment best practices.

·         Knowledge of regulations and policies as it relates to patient evaluation, care and information.

·         Skill in evaluating comprehensive health assessments and evaluating results to ensure the most appropriate treatment option.

·         Skill in providing the best practice patient care.

·         Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

·         Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure protocols.

·         Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints from patients and/or their representatives, and the general public.

·         Ability to work with concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions, and to apply mathematical operations to solve or analyze job-related situations.

·         Ability to identify positive or negative variances from expected outcomes.

·         Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

·         Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to potentially toxic fluids, chemicals, or tissues. The employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of radiation.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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