St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Summary of the Job:
A Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) is an advanced practice registered nurse with specific education and training in the care of the neonate and infant. NNPs are employed by St. Tammany Parish Hospital (STPH) for the purpose of enhancing the quality of care for at risk or critically ill neonates/infants. This is a Level III; 15-crib unit offering close autonomy with Staff and Neonatalogist.
NNPs work in collaboration with, and under the supervision of the Medical Director and approved staff neonatologists, in association with the Women and Children's Services Director, NICU Department Head, NICU charge nurses, staff nurses, and other members of the care team in the planning, implementation and evaluation of medical and nursing care. Major areas of responsibility include: primary medical management, emergency stabilization of critically ill neonates and infants, orientation of NNP new hires, staff development and education, parental education, and discharge planning. NNPs participate in the development of and collection of data for outcome measures. They manage the critical and non-critical patients in the NICU and participate in multidisciplinary rounds. NNPs provide 24 hour in-house coverage for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as well as coverage for high risk deliveries. They are required to work nights, weekends, and holidays. NNPs demonstrate actions consistent with St. Tammany Parish Hospital's "Code of Ethical and Professional Behavior" as duties are performed on a daily basis.
Minimum Qualifications: Master's Prepared; 1 year Level III NICU experience as a neonatal nurse practitioner required, 2 years preferred. Current Louisiana Registered Nurse License (RN). Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) Licensure in Louisiana (APRN). Eligible for limited prescriptive authority in Louisiana as approved by St Tammany Parish Hospital. Competency validation will be required for all NNP procedures specific to the role.