Possession of valid California RN/NP license. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Passing of UCDHS Performance Demonstrations, Policy review and Medication Exam. Masters degree preferred. Bachelors degree required. Has or is eligible for a furnishing license. The Special Care Nurseries provide care to high-risk neonates. The Nurse Practitioner, under the supervision of the attending Neonatologist and Nurse Practitioner III-Supervisor, will provide independent advanced level NP clinical expertise to a select group of high-risk neonates from admission to discharge. This primary care includes: examining, evaluating, diagnosing and establishing a treatment plan; dictating admission, transfer and discharge summaries; and other commonly performed neonatal clinical activities, including attending high risk deliveries, and neonatal resuscitation. The NP acts as an expert resource person for health care providers, orients/precepts new nurse practitioners to the responsibilities of the service, conducts research and teaching programs. Provides supervision/direction to residents and medical students rotating through the program, and in addition, provide backup support for nursing staff within the Special Care Nursery (SCN).
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