PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT or APRN, Neonatal ICU, Casual/Per Diem
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The Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive care to neonates under the supervision of the Attending Neonatologist as directed by established protocols which are recorded in the NNICU Guidelines. In collaboration with the health care team, the Nurse Practitioner provides continuity of care to neonatal patients during extended hospitalization, as well as contributes to the education of health care professionals.
- 1. Clinical Practice
- 1.1 Delineation of Activities:
- 2. Performs initial evaluation of all patients, including:
- 2.1 History, physical examination, and documents same.
- 3. Performs special procedures, as indicated, in accordance with approved protocols. Procedures include: lumbar puncture, chest tube thoracotomy/evaluation of pneumothorax, endotracheal intubation, suprapubic tap, tracheal suctioning, radial artery puncture, and umbilical vessel catheterization and PCVC placement.
- 4. High risk delivery attendance and in unit emergencies will be able to direct or assist in the care of an infant, including the performance of necessary procedures, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for neonatal resuscitation.
- 5. Evaluates the infant with regard to discharge status. Performs discharge exams and completes paperwork and discharge dictation when indicated.
- 6. Provides for family support:
- 6.1 Collaborates with other health care team members, referring physician, and coordinates appropriate educational experience and follow-up care.
- 7. Educational Efforts:
- 7.1 Identifies learning needs of team members and families.
- 8. Research:
- 8.1 The practitioner may participate, collaborate, or initiate research activities with the Department of Obstetric/Gynecologic/Pediatric Nursing.
- 9. Professional Development:
- 9.1 Participates in at least one (1) professional organization.
- 10. Evaluation:
- 10.1 The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner will be evaluated annually as to performance within their job description by the Director of Neonatology and the Clinical Director of Obstetric/
BSN, (MSN Preferred). Graduate of approved Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program or Peditriac Nurse Practitioner Program. Current Connecticut APRN license (or eligible). Certification as a NNP by the NAACOG Certification Corporation (or NAACOG certification eligible) or certfication as a PNP by the PNCP (Pediatric Nursing Certification Board)
Two (2) years as a staff nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Current Connecticut APRN license (or eligible). Certification as a NNP by the NAACOG Certification Corporation (or NAACOG certification eligible) or certfication as a PNP by the PNCP (Pediatric Nursing Certification Board)
Excellent basic medical knowledge with clinical skills and judgement. Possess analytical skills to evaluate care needs, ability to gather relevant clinical data, perform thorough physical examinations, and possess excellent interpersonal skills, communication, and leadership abilities and exhibit good judgement and tact dealing with parents, families, and allied health professionals. Computer skills preferred.
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