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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner | Nurse Practitioner

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Job Details

Job no: 711538
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 75
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Pediatrics And Human Development 10022641
Sub Area: NURS- Nurses
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Health Care Professional, Nurses- NURS, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Position Summary

The neonatal nurse practitioner functions as a primary care provider to patients assigned to the Michigan State University Neonatologist at Sparrow Hospital Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU). The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Assess, plan, and evaluate medical care in collaboration with the MSU neonatologists.
  • Report accurately and concisely in patient care rounds and problem-oriented documentation.
  • Collaborate with health care team in planning and coordinating care for the patients and their family through care conferences.
  • Order diagnostic studies and therapeutic measures in collaboration with the responsible physician.
  • Order medications utilizing approved RNICU goals, guidelines, and protocols (including blood and blood protocols).
  • Attend high-risk deliveries.
  • Resuscitate and stabilize patients.
  • Determine need for and perform core specialized diagnostic, therapeutic, and other procedures, including but not limited to:
  • Initiate and manage cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Endotracheal intubation.
  • Initiation and management of ventilatory support.
  • Lumbar puncture.
  • Venipuncture.
  • Percutaneous, radial, posterior tibial, and dorsalis pedis arterial cannulation.
  • Arterial puncture.
  • Urethral catheterization of the bladder.
  • Suprapubic aspiration.
  • Thoracentesis.
  • Peripheral intravenous catheter insertion.
  • Umbilical venous catheterization.
  • Umbilical artery catheterization.
  • Percutaneous central venous catheterization.
  • Perform the following procedures after consultation with a neonatologist (unless during a life-threatening situation):
  • Exchange transfusion.
  • Initiation of oscillator ventilator support.
  • Pericardiocentesis.
  • Thoracotomy for chest tube insertion.
  • Provide direction to Neonatal Transport Nurses on transport or participate on transports when appropriate.
  • Provide consultation to Newborn Nursery and Perinatal areas.
  • Provide leadership by:
  • Assist in clinical supervision and teaching of residents, advanced practice nursing students, and PA students.
  • Participate in performance evaluations.
  • Formulate long and short-term goals based on self-assessment of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Participate as appropriate in the formulation, revision, and implementation of policies and procedures in the RNICU.
  • Participate in performance improvement
  • Assist in maintaining a climate conducive to open communication.
  • Act as a role model and resource for peers, residents, and nursing staff.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, the Corporate Compliance Plan, Code of Ethics, and other policies and procedures to ensure adherence in a manner reflecting honest, ethical, and professional behavior.
  • Serve as a role model representative of Michigan State University by demonstrating adherence to customer service standards and by respecting the privacy and confidentiality of our patients.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and respect patient, service provider, and organizational confidentiality procedures and protocols defined under the HIPAA Privacy Policies.
  • Follow established HIPAA privacy procedures when using and/or disclosing protected health information.
  • Maintains and protects patients’ rights under HIPAA privacy standards.
  • Contribute to research by:
  • Apply research findings in their practice and teaching.
  • Support and participate in research activities.
  • Promote understanding of research projects and/or findings for neonatologists, nursing students, staff, and peers.­­­­
  • Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

    Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one or two years of post-bachelor degree work such as a Masters in Nursing; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in direct nursing care in a specialized area or a Master's Degree in Nursing; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in direct nursing care in a specialized area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The position also requires possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse and specialty certification as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Michigan. May require certification by the American Nurses' Association in a specialty area.

    Desired Qualifications
  • Clinical knowledge and skill necessary to formulate nursing and medical interventions in the RNICU environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria.
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively and appropriately communicate with patients, families, physicians, nurses, and other associates.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Application Materials

    Cover letter and résumé

    Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

    Candidates must have completed an approved neonatal nurse practitioner program for registered nurses; completed a neonatal resuscitation program and BLS; maintained certification as a neonatal nurse practitioner; and successfully completed a criminal and educational background check and Michigan State University HealthTeam and Sparrow Hospital credentialing.

    Work Hours

    STANDARD 8-5

    Summary of Health Risks
    • Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.
    • TB risk or work within 3 feet of human patients in a health care settingor have potential exposure to animalsor to specimens with Mycobacterium
    Bidding and Eligibility Ends on 6/15/2021 at 11:55 PM

    Advertised: Jun 9, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: May 17, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time


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