Nurse Practitioner - Neonatal Opportunity

Location: Michigan-Detroit
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Job ID: 1187 (18913664)
Category: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Job
Company: Trinity Health
Contact: Doc Opps    Call: 734-343-2300
Practice Type:   Hospital
Job Posted: 09/15/20

Nurse Practitioner - Neonatal Opportunity - 1187 (18913664)

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has an exciting full-time or contingent employment opportunity for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners to join a highly skilled and experienced team in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care unit located in Pontiac, Michigan.

This highly skilled team of Neonatologists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners deal with high level and complex patients requiring the NNP's to utilize their critical thinking skills. The selected Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for providing the assessment, evaluation and treatment of neonates under the supervision of attending pediatricians at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

Experienced providers and new graduates will be considered to join our seasoned and certified nursing staff. 

Additional Job Functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Function as the mid-level provider for newborn patients by:
    • Assessing, planning and evaluating medical care under the direction of the attending pediatrician.
    • Reporting accurately and concisely to attending pediatrician and in problem oriented documentation.
    • Ordering and interpreting laboratory data and plain x-ray film as appropriate.
    • Writing appropriate orders for medications, IV therapy, parental nutrition, blood products and for admissions, transfers and discharges.
    • Attend high-risk deliveries, resuscitate, and stabilize patients
  • Attend and provide newborn care, resuscitation and stabilization for all deliveries as required.
  • Provide consultation to administrative, nursing, and medical staff.
  • Direct and/or participate in the ongoing competency assessment program for maintenance of advanced neonatal knowledge and skills of nursing staff.
  • Direct and/or participate in nursing education and ongoing competency assessment.
  • Submits appropriate billing in a timely manner.
  • Initiate and pursue self-development activities through readings, lectures and formal educational programs.
  • Participate as appropriate in quality improvement and the formulation, revision and implementation of policies and procedures in Family Birthing Center (consisting of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Labor and Delivery Unit and Mother/Baby Unit) as appropriate.

Demonstrates competency in the performance of specific procedures delegated by the neonatologist. These procedures include but are not necessarily limited to: venipuncture, arterial puncture, umbilical line insertion (arterial and venous), thoracentesis, chest tube placement, ventilation management, suprapubic bladder aspiration, catheterization of the urinary bladder, lumbar puncture, PCVC placement and exchange transfusion.

The schedule for this opportunity is either full-time (36 hours) or contingent. This schedule may include weekends, holidays and other shifts as necessary to meet the staffing requirements.

Minimum required qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program or Master’s Degree
  • State of Michigan License
  • Active and Current DEA
  • Maintenance of NNP certification required
  • ACLS, PALS, NRP Certification
  • Minimum of two years or experience as a RN in a NICU.


St. Joseph Mercy Oakland offers an excellent compensation and benefit package.


St. Joseph Mercy Oakland – St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO), a member of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, is a 443-bed comprehensive, community teaching hospital and regional tertiary facility located in Oakland County, Michigan. SJMO is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care organizations in the United States.

A long-time leader in Oakland County, SJMO was founded in 1927 by the Sisters of Mercy. For more than 80 years, SJMO has been a technologically forward hospital that combines advanced medicine and personal care to assist patients on their path to wellness. With dedicated physicians, nurses and hospital staff committed to providing quality care throughout the patient stay, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has truly personalized the patient experience. SJMO has won numerous local and national recognition for patient safety, quality and performance, and consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide.

With a recent $54.5 million hospital renovation and expansion, SJMO has added an additional 120,000 square feet, housing a new emergency center, private patient tower, imaging center and retail pharmacy. SJMO provides a broad range of services including cardiology, orthopedics, women & children services, cancer care, and neurosciences. SJMO’s staff and physicians are dedicated to providing excellence in patient care.

SJMO invites you to join its award-winning team, grow in a positive environment, and build a remarkable future with a leader in health care.

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Oakland County, Michigan – Named for its beautiful oak trees, Oakland County offers a blend of big city, suburban, and rural lifestyles. Oakland County is recognized as having Michigan’s second highest population with a residential population of more than 68,000 and has continued to grow since its inception over 175 years ago. Located north of Detroit, Oakland County is part of the nation’s seventh largest metropolitan area and is home to 39 cities and 14 townships. Today, residents have access to 30 downtown areas, nearly 90,000 acres of natural settings, several entertainment and sports venues, plus countless opportunities to achieve a high quality of life. This area is also home to several institutions of higher education, well-known private schools, and exemplary public schools.

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Minimum required qualifications:
- Successful completion of a NP program or Master’s Degree
- State of Michigan License
- Active and Current DEA
- Specialty certification in area of specialty preferred
- ACLS, PALS, NRP Certification