Neonatology Nurse Practitioner - Department of Pediatrics (Galveston)

University of Texas Medical Branch
Tiki Island, TX
Closing date
Dec 4, 2023

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Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in nursing or higher with appropriate nurse practitioner certification for patient care in the area of clinical specialization. Current Texas Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensure. Successful completion of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program. Board-Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP-BC)

Job Description:
Provides advanced practice health care services to high-risk newborns and infants who need intensive medical attention due to low birth weights, prematurity, infections, congenital anomalies, or other health conditions; as well as documentation of services, collaborates with colleagues and clinical director, supervises assigned support staff, participates in quality assurance activities, and demonstrates a commitment to quality health care.

Job Duties:
  • Works independently to full scope of practice in compliance with the Texas Nurse Practice Act with acknowledgement of off-site collaborating physician availability for consultation and collaboration.
  • Performs individualized history and physical examinations for diverse populations inclusive of social determinants of health.
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic testing in accordance with relevant health concerns of the patient.
  • Develops a comprehensive plan of care that encompasses evidence-based practice guidelines, practice protocols, Medicare, Medicaid, and other state and federal regulations.
  • Prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments.
  • Provides appropriate education for current health diagnoses as well as anticipatory guidance for health promotion and disease prevention applicable to the individual's health and socioeconomic status.
  • Monitors plan of care for cost-effectiveness and the achievement of expected improvements, while openly seeking feedback from patients, significant others, colleagues, allied health, appropriate referrals, and collaborating physician to enhance quality outcomes.
  • Facilitates patient transition within and between health care services to ensure accurate communication among the health care team.
  • Documents in a timely manner to ensure all services are accurately accounted for and available for review by the interdisciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications:
One year Level III/IV NICU experience. Master's degree in Neonatal Nursing with board certification.

Salary Range:
Commensurate with Experience

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