Lead NNP NICU Req 92073

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If you are a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with leadership and management experience, you are a strong candidate for this job opportunity as the Lead Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of this leading academic children's hospital in Tennessee. The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in this role is a clinical expert and administrative leader who assumes 24 hour leadership responsibility for advanced health care providers in the 58 bed NICU where critically ill and premature babies receive the highest level of intensive care and monitoring.
The Lead Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in the NICU provides critical care leadership through patient care, education, consultation, budget planning and fiscal responsibility, research, professionalism, and regulatory compliance. They are responsible for ensuring adequate clinical coverage and workforce planning, human resource needs including onboarding and orientation, and employee engagement and satisfaction programs. The Lead Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in this role splits their time between clinical and administrative responsibilities. This is a full time, position with 24/7 responsibility.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Lead NNP in the NICU Job:
Complete and document accurate histories and physical examinations of NICU patients, and participate in and manage their care
Assess, diagnose and evaluate patients based on advanced knowledge, practice, and research
Ensure the delivery of the highest level of care for critically ill babies and premature newborns
Manage the day to day work environment of the advanced practice nurses and staff in the NICU, providing leadership, guidance, and supervision
Assume responsibility for the recruitment, orientation, and mentoring of NICU direct reports
Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of care in the NICU
Collaborate with leaders and other members of the healthcare team to meet the needs of NICU patients, families, and the team
Provide ongoing performance management of direct reports, including formal professional development opportunities
Participate in quality initiatives of the NICU and the organization

Qualifications

Qualifications for the Lead NNP in the NICU Job:
Current RN and NNP licenses in Tennessee
Current NNP National certification
Current license to prescribe medication in Tennessee
Current BLS and Advanced Life Support (ALS) certifications

Education Requirements

Education Requirements for the Lead NNP in the NICU Job:
Master's degree in Nursing

Hospital/Clinic Description

This leading academic children's hospital is a member of the major health system that provides comprehensive high level care for critically ill or injured children with their dedicated Trauma team, Emergency Department, NICU, and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The NICU is equipped and prepared to treat all medical and surgical problems of newborns. Theirs is the region's only air/ground emergency transport team that transports critically ill patients from other hospitals. Consider this great opportunity in a community that is family friendly with good schools and an abundance of educational, entertainment, and sports opportunities.
For more information, please contact Sharla Jepkes, Candidate Manager, Melnic Healthcare Providers Community, at sharla@melnic.com or (800) 886-7906. Thank you.

Experience

Experience Requirements for the Lead NNP in the NICU Job:
Two (2) years of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner experience
Evidence of progressive leadership and management experience in an academic medical setting

Skills

inpatient; Lead; neonatal; neonatal intensive care unit; Neonatal Nurse Practitioner; pediatric

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