Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
WVU Medicine/University Health Associates located in Morgantown, WV has an excellent opportunity for an Advanced Practice Professional (NP or PA) in it's NICU. The Advanced Practice Professional will assist in the care delivery system for healthy and at- risk newborns. Essential Duties and responsibilities include the following:
1. Manage comprehensive and individualized care for neonates and their families in the inpatient phase of hospitalization and immediate post discharge in the ambulatory setting. 2. Complete daily rounds; consults and/or pre-procedure/evaluations and integrated assessments. 4. With the collaboration of neonatal faculty or by following established clinical Guidelines and Protocols, orders additional tests or consults as deemed appropriate. 5. Performs and communicates results of diagnostic tests following established clinical guidelines and scope of practice. 6. Consults and communicates with clinic and hospital staff regarding abnormal findings in the evaluations of neonate patients. 7. Performs succinct comprehensive clinical evaluations and documents findings in medical record. 8. Facilitates patient discharge and/or follow-up by coordinating appropriate services and tests prior to discharge necessary for outpatient follow-up appointments in the clinic (as applicable). 9. Performs necessary procedures following established clinical guidelines and Protocols and scope of practice (SOP). 10. Develops a comprehensive individualized plan of care for neonatal patients, which includes caregiver teaching, discharge planning and necessary referral to other members of the health care team as necessary. 11. Demonstrates expertise in caring for NICU patients across the age continuum of their educational experience and certification. 12. Participate in physician rounds, as applicable. 13. Identifies unstable or complex neonatal patient care situations and facilitates appropriate intervention in the clinic and/or hospital setting. 14. Recognizes emergency situations and initiates effective emergency care. 15. Evaluates neonatal patients and serves as a coordinator for follow up procedures and tests in the ambulatory setting (as applicable). 16. Assists in the collection of outcome measures (as applicable). 17. Demonstrates critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision making by the identification, evaluation and management of the individual needs of patients/families.
NURSE PRACTITIONER: 1. Graduate of a CCNE accredited nursing program with Master’s Degree in Nursing 2. National Certification by one of the recognized APRN Certification Centers. NNP certification preferred. 3. Licensure, or eligibility for licensure, as a professional Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in West Virginia. 4. Neonatal ICU, pediatric acute care or pediatric experience preferred. 5. Eligible and talented new graduates will be considered.
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT: 1. Bachelor ’s Degree as Physician Assistant or Master ’s degree as Physician Assistant required. Master’s level degree as Physician Assistant preferred. 2. Graduate of an ARC-PA approved Physician Assistant (PA) training program required. 3. Certification by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants required. 4. Must be licensed or eligible for licensure by the WV Board of Medicine. 5. Neonatal ICU, pediatric acute care or pediatric experience preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Placement in the range is dependent upon years of RN and also NP and PA experience.
Sign-on bonus available.
WVU Medicine offers many diverse opportunities for Advanced Practice Professionals in inpatient and outpatient settings. Ours is a teaching facility that offers a dynamic and collaborative work environment where you are respected as a team member and your contributions valued. APPs play a visible role in healthcare both at our institution and throughout the nation. You are a vital part of ou...r healthcare team and are essential to the success of healthcare today and in the future.
Highly specialized neonatologists work closely with our obstetricians, surgeons, respiratory specialists, advanced practice, and neonatal trained nurses for optimum care. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides specialized care for critically ill babies who have never been outside of a hospital environment. Our NICU has level IV status, which is the highest ranking a hospital can receive. NICU is a 39-bed, high-risk unit for premature infants and low birth weight newborns. Most are born at WVU Medicine Children’s, but some arrive via ambulance or helicopter transport from hospitals around the state. An average of 450 premature infants (some weighing less than 2 pounds) are admitted to the NICU each year. These babies stay from a week to more than 300 days. Many require support or surgery in the first few days of life.
Our Office of Advanced Practice is dedicated to the progression and development of Advanced Practice Professionals (APPs) with WVU Medicine as well as in the medical community at large. This office serves as a resource for all Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a new grad, our mentorship program assists any new provider in transitioning to practice at WVU Medicine.
We employ nearly 7,000 people and are recognized both nationally and within the state as a great place to work. We are expanding our facility, services, and staff to better serve our patients and we're looking for more great employees to join our team. We offer a robust benefits package, excellent work/life balance, continuing education, sign-on bonus, competitive salaries and a collaborative learning environment.
We are located in Morgantown, West Virginia which is frequently rated as one of the best small cities by national publications. With an abundance of cultural, family, athletic and outdoor recreational activities to offer, Morgantown truly has something for everyone.