Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

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Tower Health
June 10, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

  • Req. Number: 2020-29073
  • Posted Date: 6/8/2020
  • Shift: 7-Rotates all Shifts: Day/Evening/Night
  • Address: N/A
  • City, State: Philadelphia, PA
  • Department: STC Scpa Neonatology


About the OrganizationTower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.With more than 14,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership of Tower Health and Drexel University, in Philadelphia. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; home healthcare services provided by Tower Health at Home; and a network of 22 urgent care facilities across the Tower Health service area. Tower Health offers a connected network of 2,200 physicians, specialists, and providers across more than 230 convenient locations.Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership and staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our patients benefit from access to a broad range of services - all right here in our region. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac and vascular surgery, trauma, hematology, and oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design in one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health. Transforming Lives.About St. Christopher's Hospital for ChildrenSt. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.

With more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children combines top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties, including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Only Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher’s is a Magnet® designated hospital and was recognized as a Women’s Choice Award Best Children’s Hospital.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey.

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Generous paid time-off allowance
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • 403b (matching) Retirement Plan
  • CME time and money
  • Spousal/Domestic Partner Job Search Support
  • Supportive health system to advance goals

Job Summary

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, under the direction of the NICU Medical Director and Division Chief, and the protocols established by the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine will be responsible for the complete care of NICU patients at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children on a rotation basis. The NNP will function in a role equivalent to a neonatal fellow/frontline clinician. A minimum of 40 hours per week with additional time required to fulfill responsibility of the position. Variable hours of duty (i.e., ad, evening, night and weekend shifts) may be necessary. Twenty-four/seven accountability to the patient/family, nursing and medical colleagues for one’s expert knowledge, judgment, and/or directing patient family care.

Skills & Abilities:

The NNP will function under the supervision of one of the neonatologists to provide complete care of all patients in the NICU and function in a role equivalent to that of a neonatal fellow/frontline clinician.


Training & Education:

Incumbent required to have completed a master’s level course in an accredited nursing school as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP). This person will either be board eligible or board certified by NCC. The NNP will be licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The NNP will assist in the training of medical students and residents, along with assisting the maternal/child nurse educator in the inservicing of the nursing staff.


Strong previous NICU – Level III experience required.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Precepting of advanced practice nursing students, medical students and residents, and other health care providers.

Required Licenses:

The incumbent must be board eligible or board certified by NCC. The NNP will be licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A DEA license is required for prescriptive authority.

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