Department: Unity Hospital Nursery Schedule: Full Time Shift: As Scheduled
Position Summary: The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the direct care and management of infants in the special care nursery. In the absence of an infant's attending physician the Nurse Practitioner will perform the initial physical examination of newborns and establish any diagnosis of illness or abnormal physical condition. The Nurse practitioner will provide admission orders including medication orders. The NP will notify infants' attending physician of births and will manage hospital care in the event that the attending physician does not practice at Park Ridge Hospital. The Nursery Medical Director will act as collaborating physician and be available for consultation and referral.
Key Responsibilities: Obtain complete, detailed and accurate patient histories, review patient records, perform physical exams, record all pertinent data to develop comprehensive medical status, diagnosis and clinical treatment plan for all assigned patients. Order appropriate laboratory diagnostic procedures, synthesize and interpret data to monitor and alter the management of patient treatment plans. Prescribe medication, write orders, perform procedures and respond to emergency and/or immediate condition changes of patients. Assist the supervising or attending physician with the delivery of services to neonates which include writing or dictating patient progress notes, issuing diagnostic orders, transcribing or executing specific orders at the direction of the physician. Provide for continuity between physician and medical team members over a 24 hour Period for patient care/treatment plans. Provide education, instruction, guidance and advise patients regarding medications and treatment, communicate with and counsel family members and recommend community resources to meet patient and family needs. Provide guidance and teaching to ancillary personnel which may include mentoring and training to students of accredited Nurse Practitioner program. Utilize personal protection, work practice controls and safety guidelines to minimize and/or prevent occupational exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids and risk of prescribed patient treatment (i.e. radiation, toxic substances). Maintain strict patient confidentiality and adhere closely to disclosure on a need to know basis. Coordinate the transfer of patients to a tertiary level facility when necessary.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduate degree in Nursing with a concentration in advanced practice newborn nursing to include both didactic and clinical components One to two years in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Required Licensure / Certification Skills: Registered Nurse with a valid NY license. Current New York State license as a Nurse Practitioner. National certification by an approved board.
Rochester Regional System is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran