Job Description

Neonatal Practice Specialist

Requisition IDreq7674
Working TitleNeonatal Practice Specialist
Position GradeAE16
Position Summary

The Division of Neonatology is seeking applicants for Neonatal Practice Specialists to join other NNP’s and PA’s at the University of New Mexico’s Children’s Hospital. The successful applicant will provide mid-level medical and patient care services to at-risk newborn infants and their families in a Level II and Level III Intermediate Care Nursery and Level III NICU. A Neonatal Practice Specialist works with neonatologists, fellows and other departmental specialists in this busy NICU, which has access to all subspecialties. Duties will include diagnosing and treating in collaboration with these colleagues, making independent and interdependent decisions in the assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of the health care needs of the infant at risk. There are many teaching, research, and mentoring opportunities available.


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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 and experience with patient care requirements of at-risk newborns in a Level III NBICU
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentNeonatology Division Support (997O1)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
StatusExempt
Pay$8,000 (minimum) Based on experience
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 Date1/15/2019
Application InstructionsA complete application will consist of current resume, cover letter and reference. Please describe in your cover letter how you meet the preferred qualifications for the position. Include three references in your resume. The references must be former supervisors. Finalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

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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