Provide direct patient care and formulate plan of care in collaboration with physician, nursing staff, and the multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the Credentials Committee
Communicate follow-up plan/disposition with the follow-up health care provider
Prescribe and evaluate pharmacological therapies according to protocol
Attend both high and low risk deliveries as needed
Initiate CPR and perform therapeutic techniques to stabilize a compromised infant in the delivery room, NICU, emergency room and referring hospitals as needed
Stabilize and transport patients as needed
Demonstrate in-depth understanding of current professional and legal trends, concepts and issues related to APP practice
Identify educational needs of family members and assist with teaching as appropriate
Ensure that appropriate systems and resources are in place to maintain established standards of care
Participate in self and peer evaluation to improve quality of care
Participate in the development, review and evaluation of policies and procedures
Participate in developing and implementing QI monitoring
Participate in providing in-service and outreach education program
Act as resource for clinical skills for staff on or of the unit
Evaluates goals and outcomes taking into account the benefit-versus-burden, safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness for the patient, family and the organization.
May participate in clinical research projects conducted by supervising physicians
Develops diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions needed to achieve the goals and outcomes of the patientâ™s plan of care.
Has a deep understanding and response to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, or older adults. Develops and coordinates APP training and professional development activities.
Performs other related work as needed.
Advanced PA degree from an accredited school
Completion of Neonatology specialization
1-2 year of clinical experience as neonatal PA. 2 years strongly preferred.
Certification as a PA
Current license as PA
Ability to obtain Illinois advanced practice provider license by start date
Once licensed, apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled license and DEA number
Demonstrated clinical competency
Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments
Being detail oriented
Be able to work effectively under pressure
Be able to use independent judgment
Strong communication skills
Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication among various levels of practitioners
Ability to interview and obtain medical information
Willingness to enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire
Be able to work effectively under pressure
Clinical care setting
Exposure to human blood, human components, and/or products made from human blood
Exposure to infectious materials
High stress environment
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