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Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
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Department of Center for Advance Practice
Job Description Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/ Critical Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (NNP) provides direct patient care services and performs medical acts as a Nurse Practitioner under the supervision of the supervisory physician to infant's birth through 2 years of age in patient care units Duke Hospital ICN/Intermediate Care Nurseries and the Special Care Nurseries in the Duke University Health System. The NNP performs physical exams, collects and documents data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, and provides direct patient care services. The NNP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership in the organization.
Primary hours will be rotational covering 24 hours / 7 days per week including nights, weekends, and holidays. The NNP must also be flexible to provide on-call coverage, as needed.
The NNP will report directly to the Center for Advance Practice (CAP) Team Leader and Director. The NNP clinical practice is under the supervision of the Supervising Physicians for the NNP team, Dr. David Tanaka and Dr. Margarita Bidegain, and will also work under the supervision of all back-up attending physicians listed in the Collaborative Practice Agreement. In addition, s/he will be accountable to the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine/Department of Pediatrics for clinical outcomes and defined quality indicators and to the standards set forth by the Department of Center for Advance Practice.
Process of Evaluation
Evaluation will be ongoing and will encompass the six general areas of competency as defined by The Joint Commission (patient care, medical/clinical knowledge, practice-based learning & improvement, interpersonal & communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice). Annual and midyear evaluations using the CAP PPR process will be conducted by the Department of Center for Advance Practice, in coordination with NP's primary supervising physician. Ongoing Review of Care and Quality Improvement meetings with supervising physician will be conducted and documented monthly for the first six months, in accordance with Duke University's and the designated Board's standards, then at least once every six months.
Departmental Job Responsibilities and Standards
Research Utilization and Investigation:
Professional Leadership and Development:
Excellence – We strive to achieve excellence in al that we do
Safety – We hold each other accountable to constantly improve a culture that ensures the sfety and welfare of all patients visitors and staff
Integrity – Our decisions, actions and behaviors are based on honesty, trust, fairness and the highest ethical standards
Diversity – We embrace differences among people
Teamwork – We have to depend on each other and work well together with mutual respect to achieve common goals
Physical and mental requirements:
The work environment involves risk discomforts that are typical of an acute care setting to include working with patients under isolation and universal precautions. It requires safety precautions, ongoing education and health risk monitoring. Contact with specimens, chemicals, sharps, radiation, technical equipment and fumes are possible. Employees are required to wear personal protective attire according to hospital policies and OSHA guidelines. The work activity and patient acuity levels can create a stressful atmosphere.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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