Neonatal Nurse Practitioner – Methodist – The Woodlands

Category : Healthcare
Location/City : TX - Houston
Id : 35529

We are searching for a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner – someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you'll practice in an advanced role to provide health maintenance for well newborns and infants, episodic care for ill infants, and comprehensive care for newborns and infants with chronic conditions. The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) practices through delegation of a medical staff, attending and working collaboratively with other members of the health care team. This role practices under established guidelines, delivering medical aspects of care and assuming independent and interdependent responsibilities in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of treatment and procedures. Job duties are performed in a manner that is developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served. As an advanced practice nurse, the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner is involved in transport, education, consultation, research and evaluation of the clinical practice at various levels.

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Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Utilizes advanced practice knowledge and skills daily to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data and to manage a caseload of patients
  • Consistently demonstrates effective communication skills and works to eliminate communication barriers
  • Consistently serves as an educational resource for the patient and family, community, and other health care professionals
  • Consistently applies new knowledge relevant to pediatric nursing to clinical practice
  • Demonstrates current professional, managerial, and/or technical knowledge and skills
  • Performs role consistent with the development of advanced nursing practice
  • Participates in departmental quality improvement program annually

Skills & Requirements

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Registered Nurse (RN) License from the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Advanced practice recognition from the Texas Board of Nursing (NNP)
  • AHA/AAP certification for Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) preferred
  • AHA/AAP hospital-based instructor for NRP preferred
  • Two (2) years' experience in the applied specialty preferred
  • Broad-based knowledge of nursing functions and medical terminology
  • Broad knowledge of learning principles and how to apply these principles to teaching
  • Knowledge base must include neonatal specific nursing principles and pathophysiology
  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment and perform routine and special procedures used in the daily advanced nursing care of newborns and infants
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Delegated specialty skills include but are not limited to: umbilical vessel catheter placement, needle aspiration of pneumothorax, pigtail catheter placement for pneumothorax, arterial blood puncture, peripheral arterial line placement, bladder tap, lumbar puncture, exchange transfusion, intubation, and PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) placement


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