GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Nursing at Brigham and Women's Hospital is known for their excellent clinical practice and for keeping patients and their families at the center of all they do. We understand that great care is shaped by relationships with patients and their families. That's why we're committed to knowing our patients on a deeper level - not just as patients, but as individuals - to ensure that they, and their families, feel known and cared for.
As BWH, we proudly work together with a spirit of inquiry and a deep commitment to providing the highest quality, evidence-informed and theory-guided care in an inclusive environment. We work each day to achieve our vision - to provide excellent care to patients and families, with the best staff, in the safest environment.
Just as we have been able to reinvent health care, we have also transformed health care careers. Whether measured in terms of lives saved, awards earned, or the personal satisfaction of stretching your talents - a career with BWH is unlike any other in the health care field. Here you'll find a workplace where collaboration and teamwork are the norm, not the exception - physicians, nurses, technicians, staff and management form a close-knit bond, based on mutual respect and devotion to our patients. If you want an enormously fulfilling career, there's no better place to be.
The Nurse Practitioner for the NICU is accountable for delivering comprehensive quality patient care, including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions according to standards of practice to premature, newborn, term or sick infants during the neonatal period. This person will function as a member of an inpatient physician team within an integrated academic model.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Care of the critically or intensively ill neonate in the neonatal ICU setting, including attendance at high risk deliveries with the NICU team, admission of the ill neonate to both the level III and level II setting, and ongoing care in the NICU/SCN setting.
- The NNP shall work with a multidisciplinary team to review history and daily patient data, round with a multidisciplinary team to make management plans, perform appropriate procedures (including but not limited to: endotracheal intubation, needle thoracentesis, thoracostomy, paracentesis, umbilical line placement, PICC line placement, peripheral arterial access, lumbar puncture, bladder catheterization).
- Treat and evaluate patients with neonatal illnesses, prematurity and congenital anomalies and promote the health of the child and family.
- Function in the daily management of the NICU with on-site physician collaboration for patients requiring Level I-III care.
- Respond to and appropriately manage life-threatening emergencies in the NICU.
- Analyze medical histories, diagnostic lab test and x-ray results and perform physical examinations.
- Perform and maintain competence in required procedures, including umbilical vessel catheterization, endotracheal intubation, thoracostomy tube placement, neonatal resuscitation, and lumbar puncture.
- Consult with attending physicians for patient referrals and monitor outcomes.
- Coordinate patient care with team members, other departments and community agencies and providers as necessary.
- Function to identify, plan, implement, and evaluate the stabilization and emergency care of acutely ill neonates in collaboration with the attending physician.
- Practice preventive health care through patient and family education and child health advocacy.
- Participate in teaching and learning in an integrated academic model.
- Precepting of APRN/PA Graduate students and mentoring of newly hired AP team members.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the age-related differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific gestation populations and applies them to practice. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families.
- Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the BWH Standards of Practice.
1. Education: Master's Degree in Nursing required. Satisfactory completion of an approved formal education program which has as its objective the preparation of professional nurses to practice as nurse practitioner.
2. Other: ANA or other appropriate nursing certification in area of practice and authorization by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing to practice in the expanded role. DEA for prescription writingBoard certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner required.
5. Preferred minimum of one year's experience in a NICU environment.
6. New grads with previous NICU experience will be considered on an individual basis.EEO Statement
Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.