As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, or a Physician Assistant (NICU), 12-hour shifts, rotating days, nights. Must be willing to do transport, including ground, helicopter and fixed wing to join our team at Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Florida.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region
Patient Care Management
Manages and provides care for the patient requiring neonatal intensive care utilizing collaborative consultation with team members, under the direction and supervision (direct and indirect) of an attending neonatologist.
Performs a complete newborn physical examination and assessment of gestational age, discriminating between normal and abnormal findings.
Conducts parent interviews and takes family history.
Collaborates with neonatologists concerning pertinent historical events, physical findings, diagnostic and therapeutic measures initiated on all admissions.
Orders appropriate laboratory tests and procedures.
Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary and appropriate for the care of the patient. Procedures carried out by the NNP may include:
Insertion of intravenous catheters
Insertion of umbilical artery and vein catheters
Insertion of percutaneous arterial lines
Insertion of PICC lines
Ordering daily fluids and medications
Suprapubic bladder tap/bladder catheterization
Laryngoscopy and tracheal suctioning Interpretation of routine lab studies
Remove sutures, arterial catheters, central catheters, and chest tubes
Pass nasojejunal tube (with radiology assistance)
Thoracentesis (needle decompression of pneumothorax)
Chest Tube Placement (with physician assistance)
Newborn hearing screening
Order vasoactive drug(s) infusion(s)
Advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation of neonates, including drug therapy.
Reviews and provides general care items involved in neonatal care, such as temperature stabilization, hyperalimentation therapy, feeding management, and phototherapy.
Participates in daily rounds in NICU
Intervenes appropriately to assist in meeting the emotional needs of the families
Collaborates with attending physician, social worker, nursing staff, and other health care members in planning follow-up care
Actively participates in counseling and educating parents and family members
Facilitates the transfer of patients to/from other hospitals
Attends transport of critically-ill infants to/from referring hospitals, to include ground, helicopter and fixed-wing modes of transport. Necessity of attendance to be determined by attending neonatologist
Fosters a spirit of inquiry, identifies nursing problems, and participates in research endeavors
Disseminates nursing research findings and incorporates these findings into nursing practices for patient care within the specialty area
Verifies that the quality of care is documented in the medical records
Elicits, records and interprets the past medical, psychosocial and obstetrical history of the neonate’s family.
Documents total plan for delivery of care, writes orders for accomplishing that plan and implements the plan personally or through collaboration with medical and nursing staff. Orders will be co-signed by a neonatologist or attending physician according to facility medical staff bylaws and regulation
Evaluates and revises plan of care on an ongoing basis and reviews revisions with Neonatologist
Assists with discharge planning/teaching. Assists with completion of discharge summary
Participates in quality assurance and improvement programs and works with department management to improve the services provided
Master's degree is required; Graduate of an accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program
Active Florida Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Licensure Required
National Certification via NCC, BLS and NRP Certification required upon hire
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner experience preferred
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.