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(NNP) Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

San Diego, California
Job ID 2171 Date posted 04/19/2019 Schedule Part-Time Shift Rotating 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 multi-disciplinary medical management, transitional care to sub-acute and lower level neonatal units within the community, critical care consultations & evaluations, psychosocial support, & health education to infants/children & 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 toMonday-Friday w/ limited or no holidays)  

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

Master's Degree in Nursing - Graduated from an accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program  

License:  Registered Nurse, State of California  

License:  Nurse Practitioner, State of California  

License:  Nurse Practitioner Furnishing, State of California   

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)   

Certification: Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)  

Certification: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, National (within 6 months of hire)  

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

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


Three years of experience  

Two years of experience of clinical nursing within the Neonatal ICU  

Two years of experience as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor  

Formal in-service education and/or lecturing skills


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