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PRN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

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Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): PRN
Shift: Rotating shift
Req ID: 55808



Master of Science degree in Nursing


Board certified and licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Michigan.

Credentialed as an Allied Health Practitioner by the Munson Medical Staff, with privileges in Neonatology


Candidate must apply for and be granted appropriate clinical privileges through MMC’s normal credentialing processes before rendering services


Prescriptive authority is provided by unit-specific specialty physicians, under the

Michigan Board of Nursing and DEA regulations.


Neonatal transport experience preferred.




This is a self-directed professional practitioner with the ability to make independent judgments in providing direct patient care


The NNP is accountable, and directly responsible to the Medical Director of

Neonatal Intensive Care Services, with a collaborative relationship with the

Manager of the NICU.


The NNP will serve as a resource person for the Pediatrician on-call staff, nursing staff and for the family practice residents on rotation in the NICU. They are expected to help with interpreting, explaining and demonstrating procedures and care plans.


Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare

Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

Promotes personal and patient safety.

Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.

Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

Conducts comprehensive physical assessments of patients

Establishes medical diagnosis for common short-term or chronic health problems.

Orders and Interprets laboratory tests and performs diagnostic and invasive and noninvasive procedures.

  •  Noninvasive tests that can be ordered and interpreted independently or in collaboration with the neonatologist or his/her designee include X-ray-chest, abdomen, skeletal.  Noninvasive and invasive tests ordered by the NNP in collaboration with the neonatologist or his/her designee: MRI, EEG, EKG, and ECHO cardiogram, Hearing Screening, GI studies: UGI, BE, scintiscan, swallow study, GU studies: VCUG, Ultrasonography, CAT scan.
  • Invasive procedures that can be ordered and performed by the NNP with consultation as necessary with the neonatologist or his/her designee include arterial puncture, suprapubic bladder tap, chest tube placement and removal, endotracheal intubation, lumbar puncture, needle thoracentesis, umbilical and arterial catheterization and removal, percutaneous central venous catheter placement and removal, venipuncture, exchange transfusion and partial exchange transfusions, peripheral artery catheterization and removal

The NNP may prescribe medications in collaboration with the neonatologist

The NNP may prescribe the following therapeutic treatments:
  •  Respiratory therapy utilizing nasal cannula, hood oxygen, nasal CPAP, Ventilation-initiation of initial settings, adjusting settings based on blood gases and x-rays for conventional ventilators, volume ventilators, and HFOV. nitric oxide therapy, inhalation treatments, chest physiotherapy, suctioning.
  •   Establishment of neutral thermal environment
  •  Nutrition
  •  Initiation and adjustment of fluid requirements, parenteral and enteral nutrition, placement of OG, NG, Jejunal tubes, and Recta tubes, care and insertion gastrostomy tubes
  • Urinary Catheterization
  • Blood Transfusions-responsible for obtaining consent
  • Phototherapy-bank or blanket
  • Suture Removal
  • Isolation Precautions

Makes patient referrals to appropriate physicians or other health care providers.

Provision of emergency care:
  • The NNP may perform CPR and initiate and manage resuscitative measures, including medications, laboratory tests, and therapeutic/corrective measures as listed above until the neonatologist or designee is available. The neonatologist is responsible for discontinuing resuscitative measures if the infant does not respond to therapy.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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