This position serves as a consultant, clinician, licensed independent practitioner, and educator within the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. This position demonstrates clinical expertise and in-depth knowledge in the care and education for neonatal conditions and problems. This position serves as an educator to nursing staff, nurse practitioner students, residents, and fellows. This position also serves as an educator to patient families.This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.Assesses, plans and prioritizes clinical care needs for all patients in the NICU.Demonstrates ability to perform clinical privileges as defined on University of Utah Hospital and Clinics Privilege Application.Coordinates and evaluates the clinical treatment of patients with attending neonatologist on a daily basis.Collaborates and makes referrals to consulting medical services to provide treatment for patients in NICU.Functions as a resource and preceptor for nurse practitioner students in training.Functions as a resource and consultant for residents during their NICU rotations.Provides antenatal consultation and education to families in labor and delivery that will require NICU services.Provides clinical summary and review of patient medical history to referring community providers upon discharge.Knowledge / Skills / AbilitiesAbility to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.Demonstrated ability to function as an educator to NICU staff.Ability to provide care to high risk neonatal-perinatal patients and their families.Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.
QualificationsRequiredCurrent licensure as an APRN in the State of UtahCurrent Neonatal Resuscitation Certification and/or Program Instructor status.PreferredMaster’s degree in Nursing with emphasis in neonatal practitioner/clinical specialty.Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association.Working Conditions and Physical DemandsEmployee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in the position may be required to function around behavioral health patientDisclaimerThis job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.The above job description reflects the general physical and mental demands and environmental conditions required to perform the essential functions for this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties to this job at any time. The University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended and Sections 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and extends reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants or employees with disabilities. A qualified applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.EEO StatementThe University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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