Windsor Regional Hospital
The RN (EC), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) will join the NICU multidisciplinary team as an expert practitioner in a family-centered program based care environment; the principal responsibilities include:
- Collaborating with neonatologists in providing for the medical care of sick infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Labour and Delivery Unit, and Maternal Newborn Units.
- Maintaining close communication with the Neonatologist-on-Service and other team members responsible for specific infants, as well as appropriate communication with the family physician, obstetrician, paediatrician and medical consultants.
- Coordinating the implementation of medical care with other health care team members, including nursing, perinatal follow-up, respiratory therapy, laboratory services and diagnostic imaging, social work, pharmacy, clinical nutrition, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
- Maintaining communication with parents of infants in the NICU, so that the families are adequately informed of the infant’s condition and treatment plans.
Participating as a member of the NICU leadership team
- Collaborating with the Program Manager and CPC in identifying and implementing quality improvement initiatives
- Participating in policy and procedure development
- Collaborating with the CPC to identify and implement educational and other professional development initiatives
- Participating in research activities
- Performing activities to further develop and strengthen the profession
- Acting as a resource and serving as a consultant to individuals and groups within the professional community and other hospital/agencies; performing cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or directed. Demonstrated organizational, conceptual, and leadership skills.
- Demonstrated advanced practice skills and competence in interpersonal relations, problem-solving, communication, negotiation, assertiveness and innovation.
- Demonstrated ability to perform autonomously.
- Successful completion of a graduate degree in nursing in the clinical specialty of neonatal nursing or a recognized equivalent graduate program at master level – required
- Current registration with the Ontario College of Nursing in the Extended Class – required
- Current certification in BCLS and NRP – required
- Minimum 2 years relevant clinical experience – preferred
- Demonstrated clinical competence and experience in neonatal intensive care nursing and advanced practice skills.
- Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to WRH standards.
- Exercise initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task.
- Compliance with confidentiality requirements.
- Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Knowledge of applicable legislative, WRH and/or departmental policies.
- Excellent time management skills – required.
- Excellent decision-making, problem recognition and problem solving skills required.
- Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills – required
- Demonstrate expertise as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner – required
- Program planning and evaluation methodology skills – required
- Commitment to collaborative practice – required.
- Ability to work effectively independently and under stressful conditions- required
- Ability to utilize information technology – required
- Ability to interpret and communicate appropriate policies and procedures to staff.
- Evidence of being a self -directed advance practice nurse
- Promotes professional education and advances knowledge through research and scholarly activities
- Highly developed critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze problems
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