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NICU Nurse Practitioner for Pediatrics for Roosevelt Hospital

St. Luke's Roosevelt
Mount Sinai Health System
Type Full time Posted 12/12/2013
Salary - n/a - Starts 4/12/2014
NY - New York (All) - New York Referral - n/a -    
 
Description

Exceptional People. Extraordinary Careers.

 

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt, with two locations on Manhattan’s West Side, is an academic affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Widely respected for our high quality care, we are also known for reaching out to the diverse communities we serve — communities where many of our employees live. Our exceptional staff enjoys the family feel that comes from working with friends and neighbors, while benefiting from the tremendous support, stability and resources needed to help them grow and advance. Currently, we are looking for more people like them to join our exceptional team.

 

Full Time Nurse Practitioner

NICU — Pediatric Department

Roosevelt  Hospital (Mount Sinai Health System)

3- 4 days/wk, 8:00 am — 4:00 pm/8:00 pm — 4:00 am

 

Be apart of the birth of a new health system

and the largest non for profit private employer in NYC!

 

 

We are currently seeking a Full Time Nurse Practitioner, reporting into the Attending Neonatologist, who will handle the follow duties:

?         Obtaining a complete and accurate ante-partum and obstetrical history on the mother of each baby.  This includes being able to access all data bases for the mother and possibly direct conversation with the delivery room staff.  This would include babies who require follow up testing for problems detected by ante-natal testing.

?         Knowledge of the delivery room history of each baby and any potential problems that need to be followed.

?         The ability to perform a complete admission and/or discharge physical exam on the newborn and demonstrate knowledge of newborn/infant care.

?         Knowledge of the problems that occur after birth: for example, positive Coombs, weight loss, poor feeding.  Plan of management should be clear by end of the shift and sign out of that plan given to the NICU staff.  All problems that occurred during the preceding night should be followed up and a plan for management made.

?         The ability to assist the breast feeding mother and know when to call a Lactation Consult. 

?         Provide assistance to all physicians in obtaining needed consults and other special requests

?         Competency in emergency care is required: nursery and delivery room.  This includes resuscitation, respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, hypo and hyperthermia, and transfer to NICU.

?         Competency in use of Trans-cutaneous bilirubinometer and measuring efficacy of phototherapy lights

?           Professional behavior with families and staff is required at all times.  Communication and good interpersonal skills with care givers is part of professional behavior.

?           A thorough knowledge of the current policies and procedures.

?           On-going education of staff and families is considered an important aspect of the NP/PA’s responsibility.  Included are at least monthly meetings with the nursing staff for educational purposes as well as review and update of policies and procedures. 

?           Maintain a liaison relationship with nursing, physician staff, NICU staff and delivery room staff .  Participation in relevant Quality Improvement Projects as well as relevant departmental/divisional meetings is required.

The candidate chosen for this position must have Masters of Science degree and graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.  7 years in a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner experience in NICU preferred. Licensed and currently registered as a NYS RN. Certified as a Nurse Practitioner in NYS. Certified or eligible for certification by recognized specialty organization.

 

Mount Sinai Health System is comprised of seven campuses and a school of medicine; Beth Israel Medical Center, Beth Israel of Brooklyn, St. Lukes — Roosevelt Hospitals, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai of Queens and the Icahn School of Medicine.

 

We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most skilled and caring professionals for our patients. We do this by investing in our employees, offering them a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage, 403 (b) retirement and tuition reimbursement programs, and much, much more. 

 

We have also made it a priority to develop diversity initiatives that encourage a welcoming workplace environment. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our associates feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background or sexual orientation.