Rady Children's Hospital San Diego (NNP) Neonatal Nurse Practitioner-46109 in San Diego, California



The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner delivers primary care to acute, critical, complex chronically ill and well neonates collaboratively with the Division of Neonatology. The Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive: physical assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation for patients and their families. The Nurse Practitioner also provides acute resuscitation, on-going multi-disciplinary medical management, transitional care to sub-acute and lower level neonatal units within the community, critical care consultations and evaluations, psychosocial support, and health education to infants/children & their families in the critical care arena. The Nurse Practitioner also functions as a clinical leader, educator, researcher and consultant in collaboration with physicians of numerous subspecialties, nurses, and all healthcare team members. The Nurse Practitioner supports the philosophies of the department of nursing, as well as the medical staff. The Nurse Practitioner responsibilities for coverage can include but are not limited to: 7 days/week coverage, Holidays, weekends, night shifts. The Critical Care Nurse Practitioner also performs procedures under Standardized Procedures within the Critical Care Specialties per Medical Staff Privileges. (The NNP is a 'Critical Care' NP, which is defined as: a. Critical Care-level patient, typically defined as: i. Neonatal patient ii. PICU patient iii. CVICU patient b. 'Critical Care' means the NP is clinically-supervised by an ICU-credentialed physician. c. Credentialed in Med Staff with critical-care-defined competencies. d. Generally, they are working in a unit that is a 24/7 operation. Schedules are not limited to Monday-Friday w/ limited or no holidays)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (all due at time of hire unless otherwise noted):

  • Master's Degree in Nursing - Graduated from an accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program

  • License: Registered Nurse, State of California

  • License: Nurse Practitioner, State of California

  • License: Nurse Practitioner Furnishing, State of California

  • NP Furnishing number, State of CA,

  • Controlled Substance II Privileges

  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number: CS II thru V (Upon hire but no later than within 1 month of obtaining NPF & CSII privileges)

  • Certification: Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

  • Certification: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, National (within 6 months of employment)

  • Certification: CPR/BLS (Issued by American Heart Association)

  • Medicare Billing number (NPI- National Provider Identifier); Upon hire but no later than 3 months after start of employment


  • Three years of experience

  • Two years of experience of clinical nursing within the Neonatal ICU

  • Two years of experience as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor

  • Formal in-service education and/or lecturing skills