Neonatal Nurse Practitioner-duPont Pediatrics, St. Francis
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 6902
The Nemours St Francis Neonatology team is looking for an experienced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner to join our team in a Level II NICU with well-baby and delivery room responsibilities.
Join our experienced team of Neonatal healthcare providers! Experienced neonatal nurse practitioner applicants will provide front-line care in the delivery room and level 3 NICU. Interested candidates must hold a Masters degree, national certification as a neonatal nurse practitioner, and possess the ability to work with collaboratively and independently as a member of the healthcare team.
These opportunities perform in an expanded collaborative role by planning and providing comprehensive, complete management of a primary caseload of critically ill infants and their families. Day, evening and weekend hours are required. Typical shifts are 20 and 24 hours.
Manages and provides care for the patient requiring neonatal intensive care utilizing collaborative consultation with team members, under the direction and supervision (but not necessarily the direct attendance) of an attending neonatologist.
Receives a distressed neonate in the Delivery Room and initiates appropriate intervention.
Performs a complete newborn physical examination and assessment of gestational age, discriminating between normal and abnormal findings.
Conducts parent interviews and takes family history.
Collaborates with neonatologists concerning pertinent historical events, physical findings, diagnostic and therapeutic measures initiated on all admissions.
Orders appropriate laboratory tests and procedures.
Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary and appropriate for the care of the patient.
Reviews and provides general care items involved in neonatal care, such as temperature stabilization, hyperalimentation therapy, feeding management, and phototherapy.
Participates in daily rounds in NICU
Minimum of 2 years Neonatal NP/Physician Assistant experience. Other job experience may not be substituted for this requirement
Delivery room and NICU experience required
Transport experience preferred
Graduate of a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation. Active license as a Physician Assistant in the State of Delaware OR
Active Delaware (or compact state) Advanced Practice Nurse Licensure, with or without prescriptive authority
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