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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, NICU (Level III, Level IV)

Company: UT Southwestern
Location: Dallas
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the daily management of assigned patients in the NICU (Level III, Level IV). Direct patient care responsibilities include establishing plans of care, completion of admission history, expert physical examinations, procedures, orders, and daily note completion. Other responsibilities include delivery attendance at the Level III NICU sites, responding to changes in patient conditions, addressing nursing concerns, upholding the practice of family centered care/education, referrals to sub-specialists, and coordination of care related to discharge including follow-up appointments. Our team offers a positive culture in which each team member is valued for the individual impact they bring to work every day. The organization and leadership support growth and professional development.

Scheduled Hours: 12-hour variable shifts (including nights and weekends)

Why UT Southwestern

With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued employees.

Experience and Education

Master's degree or higher in nursing, documentation of completion of accredited Advanced Practice Education Program. Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population. OR
Graduate of a Master's degree or higher Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) accredited Physician Assistant program.

One (1) year of NICU (Level III, IV) experience preferred.
New grads with previous RN experience and completed clinical rotations may be considered.


Licensure as Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by Texas State Board of Nursing. Authorization for prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Acute Care Certification required. OR
Licensed by the Texas Physician Assistant Board. AND
Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified by the American Heart Association or Red Cross based on the UT Southwestern policy for Advanced Practice Providers.

Job Duties

Conducts and documents comprehensive initial and ongoing physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.
Synthesizes data and utilizes evidence to develop, implement, and evaluate the patient plan of care, including ordering and interpreting laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic studies/results.
Demonstrates proficiency in technical/procedural skills, as appropriate based on specialty and training.
Provides relevant management, referrals, counseling, and education to patients, families and caregivers related to current care and preventive health measures.
Facilitates/participates in quality related initiatives through planned group processes, workshops, seminars, and staff meetings, to improve clinical and system practice performance.
Collaborates in research projects and protocols; and routinely applies evidence based best practices to patient care.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities of Position

Accuracy and ability to exercise considerable judgment.
Ability to maintain current customer service, clinical, and technical skills.
Ability to identify opportunities and provide suggestions for improvements in departmental policy, procedures, and protocols.
Proficient use of EMR in the delivery of care

Working Conditions

Work is performed primarily in a clinical environment. The incumbent may be exposed to body fluids and infectious diseases.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of Vice President for Human Resources Administration or his/her designee.

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code -51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion

Keywords: UT Southwestern, Dallas , Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, NICU (Level III, Level IV), Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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