eonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) serve as primary caregivers for premature babies and other newborns who require special care due to low birth weight, respiratory distress, congenital heart defects or various other abnormalities and disorders. NNPs assess, supervise and manage the progress of their patients.
Neonatal nurse practitioners must be diligent and fast acting since their response can be critical to the life of a newborn. Communication skills are beneficial to NNPs as they educate families about neonatal, intensive and postpartum care.
Position Requirements
Master's degree in nursing, licensure as a Registered Nurse, and graduation from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program. Requires currentRN licensure (or theeligiblity to receive RN licensure)instate of West Virginia. Must be certified to practice by the State Board of Nursing within a particular population as a nurse practitioner. Requires current BLS certification. Must have prescribing and dispensing authority granted by the state board of nursing.Additional technical and professional certifications may be required based on type of nurse practitioner and scope of delineation document under medical staff services for an individual facility. At least three years of Neonatal experience preferred.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Shift Various Shifts
Hours Per Week
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