Nurse Practitioner - NEONATAL
GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE!
Assess, diagnose and treat patients. Duties include obtaining patient’s health history, performing physical exam, prescribing laboratory tests and medication, providing patient and family education and providing technical expertise to other nurses. Incumbents in this class work independently under the general direction of a physician pursuant to state statute.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and two (2) years of related clinical nursing experience.
Valid State of Nevada License to Practice as a Registered Nurse, and; State of Nevada License to Practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse, and; State of Nevada Pharmacy Board License to Prescribe Medications, and; DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate, and; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Some positions may require Neonatal Resusitation Protocol (NRP).
Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements PREFERRED:
- MASTERS PREPARED
- CLINICAL NURSING EXPERIENCE IN NICU III
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements
Anatomy and physiology; chemistry; microbiology; age appropriate growth and development; pathophysiology and disease processes; current standards of medical and health care; limitations of the scope of practice; diagnostic tools; pharmacology; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures; age specific patient care practices.
Diagnosing patient conditions and interpreting findings from examination and diagnostic tests; performing complete physical examinations; taking medical histories; writing information in patient chart; oral communication with patient to obtain information and convey health information; communicating effectively with a wide variety of patients from a diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; using a variety of diagnostic tools, depending upon area of specialization; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, vision to read instruments, printed materials and a VDT screen, hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.