Responsible for direct patient care in the department of Neonatology and compliance with guidelines as outlined in the collaborative agreement. The Nurse Practitioner will work as part of the clinical team that includes 13 Advance Practice Clinicians, 6 Neonatal Fellows, Rotating Pediatric Residents, 9 Neonatal Attending’s, Respiratory Therapist, Dieticians and Pharmacists. The NICU Population is a very diverse and includes micropremies, infants with: general and neurosurgical disorders, multiple anomalies, complex congenital heart disease, HIE and conditions requiring ECMO. The Nurse Practitioner relies on extensive experience, education, and clinical judgment to plan and accomplish treatment goals, shorten length of stay, and improve patient outcomes. A wide degree of patient care autonomy/latitude is expected. The NP is credentialed and works independently and in collaboration with the attending physicians, fellows, residents, nursing and other members of the health care team to provide specialty care to critically ill patients. The NP provides education and instruction, both formal and informal, to residents, nurses, students, and other health care professionals. The CRNP provides in-house, round the clock coverage, coordinating, providing and managing the care of critically ill patients. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicable candidate will meet scenario A or B Either (A) Master's Degree in a Critical Care or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program with a minimum of one year CRNP experience (which could include clinical rotations or relevant clinical experience in applicable specialty) required and three (3) critical care experience as a staff nurse required; OR (B) Master's Degree in a General Nurse Practitioner Program with a minimum of one year CRNP experience (which could include clinical rotations or relevant clinical experience in applicable specialty) and five (5) years critical care experience as a staff nurse required.
Currently licensed to practice as a CRNP by Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners required.
National certification as an advanced practice nurse required.
Must possess knowledge of appropriate critical care, to include advanced cardiac life support and basic cardiopulmonary life support certification.
Acute critical care certification focus is preferred.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.
The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. EOE-AA-M/F/D/V.
Internal Number: 8728
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The system includes Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa., Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children’s Hospital, Penn State Cancer Institute, and Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital (jointly owned), based in Hershey, Pa., as well as more than 1,300 physicians and direct care providers at 78 medical office locations. The system also has jointly owned health care providers, including Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.
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