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Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal

Job ID 1554 Date posted 01/10/2019 Schedule Regular Shift Rotating Hours Full-Time Department Nursing; Neonatal Intensive Care


The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner delivers primary care to acute, critical, complex chronically ill and well neonates collaboratively with the Division of Neonatology. The Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive: physical assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation for patients and their families. The Nurse Practitioner also provides acute resuscitation, on-going multidisciplinary medical management, transitional care to sub-acute and lower level neonatal units within the community, critical care consultations and evaluations, psychosocial support, and health education to infants/children and their families in the critical care arena. The Nurse Practitioner also functions as a clinical leader, educator, researcher and consultant in collaboration with physicians of numerous subspecialties, nurses, and all healthcare team members. The Nurse Practitioner supports the philosophies of the department of nursing, as well as the medical staff. The Nurse Practitioner responsibilities for coverage can include but not limited to: 7 days/week coverage, Holidays, weekends, night shifts. The Critical Care Nurse Practitioner also performs procedures under Standardized Procedures within the Critical Care Specialties per Medical Staff Privileges. (The NNP is a "Critical Care" NP, which is defined as:
a. Critical Care-level patient, typically defined as:
i. Neonatal patient
ii. PICU patient
iii. CVICU patient
b. "Critical Care" means the NP is clinically-supervised by an ICU-credentialed physician.
c. Credentialed in Med Staff with critical-care-defined competencies.
d. Generally, they are working in a unit that is a 24/7 operation. Schedules are not limited to Monday-Friday w/ limited or no holidays)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (all due at time of hire unless otherwise noted):

Master's Degree

License: Registered Nurse, State of California

License: Nurse Practitioner, State of California

License: Nurse Practitioner Furnishing, State of California

Certification: Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Certification: National Neonatal NP (within 6 months of employment)

Certification: CPR/BLS (Issued by American Heart Association)

NP Furnishing number, State of CA, Controlled Substance II Privileges

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number: CS II thru V (Upon hire but no later than within 1 month of obtaining NPF & CSII privileges)

Medicare Billing number (NPI- National Provider Identifier); upon hire but no later than 3 months after start of employment


Three years of experience

Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor

Two years of experience as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Two years of experience of clinical nursing within the Neonatal ICU

Formal in-service education and/or lecturing skills


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