Nurse Practitioner Neonatal Lead
Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Posted on: January 17, 2020
How You'll Make a Difference:
Provides work direction, guidance and feedback to advanced practice
clinicians to ensure high quality and efficient patient care.
Provides diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care
services and complex care coordination for neonatal and high-risk
infant patients with complex, acute, critical and chronic health
conditions. Responsible for the patient evaluation, interpretation,
diagnosis, and prescribing of appropriate medical and therapeutic
measures. Works autonomously as well as in collaboration with a
multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, therapists and social
workers to diagnose and manage patient care. Requires at least 50%
of time dedicated to clinical practice and a minimum of 10% (8
hours per pay period) dedicated to Lead duties, with flexibility to
alter based on practice needs.
Acts as a mentor and expert resource to advanced practice
clinicians (APCs), which includes training, orienting, on-boarding,
providing clinical work direction, and ensuring effective,
efficient workflow and staffing coverage. Participates in
recruitment, interviewing and hiring of employees, staff
development, resolution of employee concerns, and employee morale.
Participates in or conducts annual merit-based evaluation process.
Provides clinical and professional performance feedback to each APC
for the practice. Obtains additional feedback regarding clinical
and professional performance from other colleagues, including but
not limited to, physicians, APCs, RNs, MAs, other support
Develops and maintains orientation plans, work improvement plans if
necessary, clinical competencies, various communication tools,
practice protocols and scope of practice documents. Develops and
monitors a quality improvement plan with physicians. Collaborates
with professional and ancillary staff to ensure the provision of
high quality and efficient patient care.
Acts as liaison for communication between ancillary departments and
actively participates in meetings/updates with Coding and Billing,
Compliance, Pharmacy, other specialties as related to APC practice.
Assists in program development by participation in practice goal
setting, new program/service development/deployment, resource
allocation, and community outreach in collaboration with physicians
and operational leaders. Coordinates education for APCs related to
specialty practice changes and updates. Supports excellence in
patient care through sharing timely, up-to-date, evidence based
Manages the daily care of neonates and high-risk infants which
includes the provision of advanced practice clinical skills such as
delivery room management of the infant, advanced physical
assessment, evaluation of laboratory and clinical data, consulting
and collaborating with physicians and other interdisciplinary team
members. Attends high-risk and c-section deliveries as team leader
except when neonatologist is present.
Acts as the primary patient and physician contact. Works one-on-one
with the physician to facilitate access to the specialty team for
the patient and their family. Provides for continuity of care by
ensuring smooth transitions between care settings and tracks
patient along the care continuum including post-discharge.
Provides complex care coordination, which includes managing a
variety of ancillary services, pre-operative plans, discharge
planning, and clinician referrals. Provides clinical direction to
nursing staff regarding the continued care of patients. Follows
through with nursing staff to ensure patient receives recommended
care. Develops staffing schedule to ensure coverage needs are met
for areas of responsibility.
Prescribes, recommends and regulates pharmacologic and
non-pharmacologic therapies, including controlled medications that
are warranted by patient's diagnosis or changing medical condition.
Orders, performs, and interprets procedures, diagnostic tests or
studies to manage complex neonatal illnessess/conditions, most
commonly, prematurity and respiratory distress. Examples could
include: injections, immunizations, wound care, spinal taps,
intubation, umbilical line insertion, lumbar punctures, and chest
tube, percutaneous arterial line and central line insertion.
Provides parental and family support and education as it relates to
the infant. Counsels, instructs and educates families on physical
and mental health including: disease, home care skills, treatment
options, health behaviors, diet, preventive health measures, and
growth and development.
Interprets and evaluates patient data as authorized by a physician
for the purpose of determining management and treatment of
patients. Consults with physician as appropriate. Adjusts patient
care plan by reviewing and monitoring treatments and therapy plans.
Prepares, dictates and signs patient care plans and summaries of
patient care. Maintains records according to established standards
and guidelines. Presents educational programs and conferences. Acts
as en educational resource for staff and the community. Provides
community outreach services, by facilitating patient, family and
community health promotion. Develops and oversees outreach programs
with other facilities.
Manages the neonatal resuscitation team when neonatologist is not
present. Acts as the team leader during transport to/from
facilities, and in collaboration with the neonatologist, provides
stabilization of critically ill infants. Performs various patient
positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and
pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique. Works with
leadership in the development, implementation, management and
evaluation of neonatal programs, policies and procedures, and
clinical guidelines. Analyzes program standards and needs; may
assume coordination responsibility for a program(s).
For more information on this position, feel free to apply directly
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What it Will Take:
Licenses & Certifications
Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team
member practices, and
Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber license issued by the state of
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (NNP-BC) issued by the
National Certification Corporation (NCC), and
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration issued by the
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration, and
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification
issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained
within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification issued by the
American Heart Association (AHA)/American Academy of Pediatrics
Master's Degree in Nursing.
Required Functional Experience
Typically requires 5 years of experience in providing clinical care
as a neonatal nurse practitioner that includes extensive knowledge
of neonatal/infant physiology, pathophysiology, and
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to effectively exercise independent judgment in the
assessment, diagnosis and initiation of nursing and delegated
medical processes and procedures.Demonstrated ability to work
independently and as an effective member of a health care
team.Ability to work in a fast paced, high stress environment while
managing multiple demands.Excellent oral and written communication
skills. Ability to effectively collaborate with and establish/build
relationships with others.Proven organizational skills and ability
to prioritize effectively.Excellent decision making and leadership
skills to resolve complex patient care and administrative
NNP Lead- schedule will cover minimally one 24 hour shift per week
along with administrative responsibilities. Weekends and holiday
coverage per rotation.
855 N Westhaven Dr
At Aurora Health Care:
At Aurora Health Care we pride ourselves on taking care of our
people. And not just our patients-we mean you, too. We help each
other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to
work with a dedicated team that's as passionate about the work as
you are. Here, you'll find limitless opportunities for ongoing
learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable
work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to
change lives-including your own.
Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our
differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels
included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve,
when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work
every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for
everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work
environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment
drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our
locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.
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