Requisition 13005 -  Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) is an advanced practice nurse providing primary care of acutely and chronically ill newborns and infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The NNP facilitates the provision of optimum health care management for these patients and family members with the consultation and collaboration of other healthcare team members, and with medical supervision by a physician. The NNP serves as a clinical expert and resource for members of the NICU team. The NNP facilitates multidisciplinary care approach for NICU patients from admission to BCHO through discharge. 


State License BLS Nurse Practitioner License Registered Nurse (RN) License 3 to 5 Years of Experience Required


Master's Degree in nursing.  Successful completion of an Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurse program which conforms to BRN standards, California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Section 1484.


3 years NICU nursing care experience required.  2 years NNP experience preferred


Current California Registered Nurse/NP license required.  DEA license required.  Nationally recognized professional certification NCC preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Maintains current knowledge and competence in the area of specialization and in professional practice through review and critique of the literature, attendance at conferences and continuing education programs, and maintenance of active membership in local and national organizations.  Skill level is current to enable employee to provide direct nursing care during periods of census fluctuation or other staffing emergencies. Progressive, flexible, team oriented. Demonstrates the knowledge of neonatal and infant growth and development principles and applies these principles when caring for patients and families.  Ability to modify plan of care based on assessment and interpretation of a client's growth and development.  Bilingual English/Spanish, preferred.  Experience with quality improvement systems, such as Lean, preferred.  Competence with computer systems and adequate skills for EMR use required.  Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

Physical Requirements:

Sit:  Up to 6 hours per day

Stand/Walk:  6-8 hours per day

Bend/Stoop:  Up to 3 hours per day

Reach:  Up to 6 hours per day

Repetitive Use of Upper Extremities: Up to 6 hours per day

Lift/Push/Pull :  25 pounds, over 25 pounds with assistance or equipment

This job requires the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from

20 inches to 20-ft. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.

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Sylvia Sierra

Manager, Recruitment

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

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