Advanced Practice Professional (NNP) Brandon Newborn Intensive Care Unit and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital)

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How to Apply

This is an Advanced Practice Professional (APP) job opening.
Both qualified NP and PA applicants will be considered.

NPs are directed to apply to job # 216479  and PAs are directed to apply to job # 216480

A total of eight (8), 1.0 FTE Advanced Practice Professionals (either NP or PA) will be hired to fill this job opening.

Summary

The Neonatal Advanced Practice Professional will provide direct patient care to newborns/infants in Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital (VVWH) 9 East and 9 West Birthing Center as well as neonatal patients in the Brandon NICU on 8 W and the expansion unit (10 West).  The goals include providing the highest quality patient and family centered care, facilitating communication among multidisciplinary care providers, increasing educational opportunities for house staff and medical students, and innovating care of the newborn in the Children's and Women' Hospital

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

Michigan Medicine offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits! 

Salary range: $119,643 - $184,581

Bonus: An employee in the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner role who participates in air and ground patient transports will be eligible for a quarterly bonus of $1000. Bonuses shall be prorated for part-time employees.

What benefits can you look forward to?

  • Flexible Health, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Retirement Savings Plans with 2:1 Matching
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Generous Time Off Allowances
  • $2000 Annual Professional Development Funds (0.5 FTE Appointment or above)
  • Paid Release Time for Professional Education Activities
  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Tuition Support Progam
  • Wellness Plans
  • Work/Life Resources

Responsibilities*

  • Under physician supervision, coordinates care of acutely ill and convalescing neonates in the intensive care and acute care unit settings.
  • The APP will perform advanced diagnostic and therapeutic tasks associated with neonates admitted to the NICU.
  • Direct, coordinate and participate in neonatal transports (ground and air) to and from UMHS as assigned
  • Initiate medical treatment, in collaboration with supervising physician, to stabilize the neonate prior to and during transport and lead a team to retrieve neonates from other institutions as assigned.
  • The APP will complete detailed histories and physicals and present pertinent data to the medical staff.
  • Collect and interpret reports from diagnostic lab tests, radiographic procedures, and clinical studies.
  • Order tests and prescribe medications.
  • Perform various diagnostic, therapeutic, and minor procedures.
  • Contribute to the education of new resident physicians to the service and assist in maintaining continuity of care.
  • Confer with attending physicians and communicate with other care providers/consultants to coordinate clinical care.
  • Maintain accurate documentation regarding patient status, evaluations, and treatment.
  • Streamline the patient transfer process between levels of care, including writing discharge orders and communicating specific patient needs to team members.
  • Attend high risk deliveries, lead neonatal resuscitation activities. Participate in quality assurance activities.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the attending physician, and/or NICU medical director.
  • Utilize new improvements and/or technologies that relate to job assignment.
  • Palliative care
  • Prenatal consult services for mothers who are taking high risk medications.
  • Consult services to other newborn care providers in the birthing center, including Family Practice Physicians, Private Pediatricians, and Well Newborn Rounding Physicians. 

Note: This is a day/night position. This position includes weekend and holidays shifts as required by the service.

Nursing Specific Info

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.  Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort.
Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Required Qualifications*

Nurse Practitioner

  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner specialty certification in the State of Michigan
  • Current specialty certification to practice as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
  • AHA approved BLS
  • Current DEA license 
  • A minimum 1 year experience as an NNP in a NICU

Physician Assistant

  • Satisfactory completion of a Physician Assistant program accredited by Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant  (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor agencies, CAHEA or CAAHEP.
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
  • State of Michigan Controlled Substance License Required  
  • Current DEA registration required
  • AHA approved BLS 
  • A minimum 1 year experience as a PA in a NICU

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): 
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Three (3) years of clinical practice experience as an APP in the care of critically ill neonates or infants in critical care inpatient settings
  • Demonstrated ability to positively contribute to a team.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, organization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to function independently while assuring the medical care team is functioning smoothly and in collaboration with each other.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate clinical care ideas across multiple patient care services and to communicate as a patient advocate.
  • Demonstrated high level of critical thinking.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and manage a busy work environment. Demonstrated high level of motivation to learn and to participate in activities to improve patient care. Must reflect a professional appearance and demeanor and possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of current medical, surgical, and pharmaceutical treatment modalities of the acute and chronically ill neonates.

Work Schedule

Hours: per week 40

Shift: Day/Night rotation, this position includes weekend and holidays shifts as required by the service Location: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital- 8 W, 10 W Brandon Newborn Intensive Care Unit and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital (VVWH) 9E, 9W Birthing Center

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with Advanced Practice Nurse opportunities please contact Michigan Medicine Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or e-mail nurserecruit_UMHS@med.umich.edu. For a current listing of all open APRN job opportunities at Michigan Medicine, please visit www.umnursing.org

Selection Process

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Nursing, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.   

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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