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UnityPoint Health Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - Inpatient at Blank Children's Hospital - Des Moines in Des Moines, Iowa

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner delivers specialty care with a high degree of expertise in perinatal and neonatal health by formulating a plan based on assessment, examination, and selected diagnostic procedures within her/his scope of practice. The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner also provides leadership for the health care team by collaborating with physician, nursing, care manager and multi-disciplinary team members to ensure high quality, comprehensive health care is delivered.

  • Utilize a holistic approach considering physical, psycho/social, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate for neonates and their families in the NICU, maternity center, and within the region to meet the needs of the patients

  • Establish a database of information on the neonate/family by:

  • obtaining a health and developmental history

  • conducting a complete physical assessment using appropriate tools

  • ordering appropriate screening and/or routine diagnostic tests

  • conducting a gestational age assessment of the infant using appropriate techniques

  • Assess status of the neonate by:

  • discriminating between normal and abnormal physical findings

  • recognizing deviations from normal growth and development

  • providing interventions and evaluating the infant’s response

  • Manage neonate/family care by:

  • providing for resuscitation, stabilization, and treatment

  • assisting other members of the health team with management of neonate/families referred for problems; including NICU residents, NNP students and nursing staff

  • participating in health care plans involving the neonate, family, and other resource personnel

  • providing care based on evidence based practice, unit based protocols and AAP standards

  • Competent to perform procedures in neonatal population: including PICC placement, UAC/UVC placement, intubation, arterial puncture, thoracentesis, and lumbar puncture

  • Coordinate care when indicated with community resources and agencies including lab, radiology, private health care providers, social workers and public health.

  • Assist in BCH and unit specific duties i.e. leadership responsibilities and/or teaching as a resource person for other staff and personnel with which neonate/families have contact

  • As a team, provide 24 hour coverage for the NICU and MWH Maternity Center as needed

  • Maintain current knowledge of emergency medical procedures and responds appropriately

  • Graduate of an accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Certification as an NNP

  • Current license as RN and as an ARNP in the State of Iowa

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program trained

  • Iowa Controlled Substance license

  • Current DEA registration

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Able to effectively deal with diverse neonate/family populations and community partners

  • Able to read, write and speak fluent English

Requisition ID: 2020-82558

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Shift work

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