Nurse Practitioner Neonatal
General Summary of Position Assumes medical care of specific patients under the direction of physician . Uses the nursing process as a framework for management client care as well as following established nursing standards, procedures, and practices. Follows established medical practice standards, procedures, and practices; gives specific patient care directions to nursing and other staff. Qualifications EDUCATION: Graduation from a Nurse Practitioner program approved by the Maryland State Board Examiners of Nurses. EXPERIENCE: 2 years NICU nursing experience. LICENSE/CERT/REG: Registration with the Maryland State Board Examiners of Nurses. SKILLS: Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Acts as an educator by teaching parents, families and other health team members on a formal and informal basis. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Develops patient care management plans under the direction of the Neonatologist and/or pediatric consultant and in collaboration with nursing and social services. Participates in consultation requests from residents and private pediatricians. Facilitates ongoing communication among the parents, Neonatalogists, attending physicians, residents, nurses, and social workers in regard to patient management plans. In the absence of Neonatologist or in-house pediatric consultant, attends high-risk deliveries and manages resuscitation and stabilization of newborns. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Performs case management duties in the NICU, including arranging transfer to alternate facilities depending on level of care, coordination of any durable medical equipment needs for NICU infants at the time of discharge, utilization review activities including daily collection and documentation of patient acuity information, and interaction with multiple insurance company utilization review departments. Establishment and coordination of home healthcare professionals post-discharge. Signs in/out rounds, work rounds and social rounds, carries out physical exam orders for all NICU Nursery infants regular and unplanned procedures, documents plans for non-Neonatologist patients, and discharges summary documentation. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.