A Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) providing support for the care of infants through the neonatal period and other pediatric patients as appropriate.
Working collaboratively with nursing and medical staff under the direction of Nursing Administration.
The following are the NNP primary responsibilities:
Attend all deliveries
Stabilize and manage infants requiring transfer for tertiary services in collaboration with pediatric, family practice and neonatal staff physicians
Identify potential neonatal risk factors in women admitted to the OB unit
Provide appropriate neonatal screening for at-risk infants in collaboration with pediatric and family practice staff physicians
Provide procedural support:
umbilical catheter insertion
intravenous catheter insertion
needle aspiration of pneumothorax
chest tube placement
Provide educational support to the nursing and respiratory therapy staff related to neonatal care
Provide educational support to parents and families of neonates
Provide support to the newborn follow-up program as needed
Develop policy and procedural support to the nursing department
Provides support to patients on the Pediatric unit and Emergency Room as appropriate.
Licensure, Registration and/or Certification Required:
Registered Nurse license issued by the state of Wisconsin.AND
Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber license issued by the state of Wisconsin.AND
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (NNP-BC) issued by the National Certification Corporation (NCC).AND
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA). May
obtain within 6 months based on department discretion.
Master's degree (or equivalent knowledge) in Nursing.
Requires 2 years of experience in providing clinical care as a neonatal nurse practitioner that includes extensive
knowledge of neonatal/infant physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Ability to effectively exercise independent judgment in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of nursing and delegated
medical processes and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective member of a health care team.
Ability to work in a fast paced, high stress environment while managing multiple demands.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively collaborate with and establish/build relationships with
Proven organizational skills and ability to prioritize effectively.
Previous experience in a level 3 NICU strongly preferred.
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