Functions in an expanded role as a professional nurse practitioner at West Penn and Jefferson Regional
Hospitals, performs acts of medical diagnosis or prescription of medical therapeutic or corrective measures in collaboration with and under the direction of a physician licensed to practice medicine.
- Obtain, record, and interpret complete health history, including past medical history, obstetrical history, family history and psychosocial aspects. Perform comprehensive physical assessment of the newborn/neonate, order and interpret laboratory, radiographic, and clinical data when planning and documenting the course of management discussed with the attending Neonatologist. (20%)
- Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary for the care of the patient per established protocols. Discriminate between normal, normal variations, and abnormal deviations by specific screening tests and refer patient with abnormal finding to appropriate healthcare services. (20%)
- Attend and provide coverage for high risk deliveries and stabilization of neonates, provide transport coverage for sick neonates as warranted per attending physician and appropriately initiates emergency evaluation and treatment. (20%)
- Coordinate plan of care within area of specialty, and coordinate discharge/transfers, including dictation of discharge and transfer summaries. (10%)
- Provide support, educate, and communicate with patient, family, interdisciplinary team, and community health services as appropriate. (10%)
- Participate in QA projects and NICU committees, and demonstrate effective leadership skills while contributing to Department, Division, and Hospital goals. (10%)
- Responsible for professional development. (10%)
- Perform other duties as assigned or required.
- Must be a graduate of an accredited PA State Board of Nursing Approved Master's or Post Master's nurse practitioner program; or have completed an approved program that was in existence prior to change in PA Professional Nursing law 63PS (2002).
- 1-3 years in Level III neonatal intensive care unit as CRNP.
- Current PA RN; plus, meet the current requirements for state certification for a nurse practitioner in PA. Must be a national board certified neonatal nurse practitioner or board eligible.
- Must maintain current NCC certification and current NRP certification.
- Current PA driver's license.
- ACLS certification.
- CPR certification.
- Experience in Emergency or critical care setting.
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