Job Description

Neonatal Practice Specialist

Requisition IDreq7156
Working TitleNeonatal Practice Specialist
Position GradeAE16
Position Summary

The Division of Neonatology is actively recruiting Neonatal Practice Specialists to join other NNPs and PAs at the University of New Mexico’s Children’s Hospital. You will provide mid-level medical and patient care services to at-risk newborn infants and their families in a Level II Intermediate Care Nursery which is closely linked with our Level III NICU. You will work under the guidance of neonatologists. In addition, you will work with fellows, residents, and other departmental specialists in this busy NICU, which has access to all sub-specialties. Using the principles of family centered and developmentally supportive care, this practitioner, under minimal supervision, will provide daily medical management, care planning, communication with families and community providers, and discharge planning to a group of convalescing infants and their families. The job entails expertise in the area of the health care maintenance, chronic disease, and growth and development of the convalescing at - risk infant, and recognition of acute processes requiring intensive care. Other required skills include the ability to develop and maintain relationships/communication with community health care providers and programs that target infants and their families, and the ability to synthesize medical record information into detailed, coherent electronic medical records (EMR)-based discharge summaries. The position has no night coverage responsibilities. Many teaching, research, and mentoring opportunities are available.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico (UNM) provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits:

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • May be required to submit to annual TB and rubella screening.
  • UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Must maintain certification status.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.Certification/LicensureNational certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.ORMaster's degree in Nursing or in Science with Physician Assistant Science emphasis; no previous work experience required.Certification/LicensureNational certification as Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant pending/eligible.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • NRP Certification
  • Knowledge of patient care requirements of at-risk newborns in a Level II NBICU
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentNeonatology Division Support (997O1)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$5,971.91 - $8,957.87
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date11/19/2018
Application InstructionsA complete application includes a resume, cover letter that describes your experience with the preferred qualifications, and a list of three (3) previous supervisors for references with contact information.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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