Assesses Level I, II, and III neonates, demonstrating expert clinical knowledge and judgment in collaboration with neonatologists. Selects and implements appropriate treatment plans for infants with both acute and chronic problems, in collaboration with the neonatologists. Performs clinical procedures for which he/she is credentialed, competently. Demonstrates the ability to identify problems in clinical management and departmental performance and serves as a leader in promoting positive change. Applies current evidence to own clinical practice and teaches evidence-based practice to nursing staff and to outreach audiences. Provides care to neonates within the HealthOne Practice Prerogatives for Nurse Practitioners.
Current licensure in the State of Colorado as a Registered Nurse and registered with the Colorado Advanced Practice Registry required. NNP certification required. BLS and NRP required. Must obtain credentials approval through the Medical Staff office within 90 days of hire.
Must obtain provisional prescriptive authority within two years of becoming a NNP. Must obtain prescriptive authority within two years of obtaining provisional prescriptive authority.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Graduate of an accredited master’s degree Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program.
Two years in high risk nursing preferred.