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Location: Detroit, Michigan
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 1
The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice nurse, who utilizes advanced knowledge and clinical expertise in providing primary and/or specialized health care services to individuals, families, groups and communities across the health-illness continuum. Diagnostic reasoning, advanced therapeutic interventions and education are key elements in the direct provision of care using a collaborative model. Duties include participation in coordination of care and inter-service and inter-team collaboration for specialty areas. The nurse practitioner works closely with physicians and resident staff, patient care staff, patients and families to manage plan of care. The nurse practitioner works across Neonatal Intensive Care units at both Children’s Hospital of Michigan (level IV) and Hutzel Women’s Hospital (level III) and on day and night shifts and weekends. The nurse practitioner works as an autonomous practitioner or in collaboration with a physician, and is directly accountable for making clinical judgments to patient(s) using independent and interdependent decision-making skills. The nurse practitioner writes medical orders (medications and tests) and procedures subject to internal and external rules and regulations of credentialing. The nurse practitioner also functions as a consultant, educator, researcher, resource and role model for patient, families, community, nursing personnel and other health care providers. The nurse practitioner evaluates the quality of care rendered; analyzes and promotes system changes to enhance quality of care and organizational effectiveness/efficiency; conducts/utilizes research to promote health and improve health care delivery. The nurse practitioner assumes responsibility for own professional development. Appropriate privileges, licensure and certification are required to prescribe pharmacological and medical interventions.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Registered nurse licensure to practice in the state of Michigan. State of Michigan Nurse Specialty certification as a Nurse Practitioner-Neonatal or Acute Care Pediatrics.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Under the limited direction of the attending physician or designee,
EXEMPT STATUS: This position is exempt from overtime pay provisions of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
All employment decisions are made based on an individual’s qualification for a particular job. Consistent with the principles of equal employment opportunity and are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, marital status, genetic information covered veteran status, sexual orientation or any category protected by applicable law.