Denver Health is recruiting a Neonatal Advanced Practice Provider to join our team.
Under general supervision, provides care of infants in Neonatal Intensive Care and Well Baby Nursery, including follow-up planning. Functions as advanced care provider support during day and night for neonatal resuscitations and care of NICU and Well Baby Nursery patients. Performs procedures with residents. Teaches medical, physician assistant and nursing students and pediatric and family medicine residents. May perform administrative support functions as required. Participates in and leads programmatic initiatives in the NICU and Nursery.
1. Direct Patient Care in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Well Baby Nursery including follow-up planning. 2. Completes required chart documentation legibly, thoroughly, and in a timely manner.3. Participates in night call along with pediatric residents. 4. Responsible for delivery room resuscitations and care of patients in the NICU and Well Baby Nursery. 5. Assists residents with procedures. 6. Attends and participates in administrative staff meetings. 7. Participates in Denver Health initiatives including RIEs and Committees.8. Teaches medical students, physician assistant students and nursing students, as well as pediatric and family medicine residents in NICU and Well Baby Nursery.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Knowledge of medical principals and procedures. 2. Skill in performing physical exams and in formulation of assessments and treatment plans.3. Ability to order appropriate diagnostic studies to aid in diagnosis. 4. Knowledge of appropriate administration and prescription of medications. 5. Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment. 6. Ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations. 7. Desire ability to enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs and review of current literature. 8. Knowledge and accountability for department's productivity, efficiency and financial viability.
* Bachelor's Degree (Required) 1. Graduation from an accredited educational program for Physician Assistants and successful completion of certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant. OR Graduation from an accredited educational program for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.2. Highly experienced in newborn resuscitation, placement of arterial and venous lines and chest tubes, intubation of term, preterm, and extremely low birth weight infants, and in ventilator management, particularly volume ventilation and high frequency ventilation. Additional experience in managing therapeutic hypothermia and post-surgical babies preferred.
At least 1 year NICU experience highly preferred.
* Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required) BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certification/CPR). Licensed by the State of Colorado as a Physician Assistant; must register supervising physician upon assignment with the Colorado Board of Medical Examiner's. Depending on the needs of the assigned area incumbents in this job title may be required to obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas (examples: DEA, NRP, PALS, ACLS). All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employmentBLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certification/CPR). Licensed by the State of Colorado as a Physician Assistant; must register supervising physician upon assignment with the Colorado Board of Medical Examiner's. Depending on the needs of the assigned area incumbents in this job title may be required to obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas (examples: DEA, NRP, PALS, ACLS). All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment
Location Main Campus - Pavilion C
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
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Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.