A neonatal nurse practitioner is an advanced care nurse specializing in the care and treatment of newborn infants suffering from complex health issues, such as congenital abnormalities and prematurity. A neonatal nurse practitioner works, often independently, in specialty practices and hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs).

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Job Description Template

We are looking for a specialized neonatal nurse practitioner to join our medical team in the treatment of at-risk newborns. A neonatal nurse practitioner’s responsibilities include the assessment, supervision, and treatment of at-risk newborn infants, as well as the monitoring of NICU equipment.

To be a successful neonatal nurse practitioner, you should have the necessary training to provide focused care to at-risk infants, a caring and compassionate nature to deal with parents and guardians, and the ability to work in a supervisory capacity.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Responsibilities:

  • Serving as the primary caregiver to newborn infants in the NICU.
  • Assessing, diagnosing, and carrying out procedures in the care of at-risk newborn infants.
  • Designing treatment plans for infants with complex health issues.
  • Prescribing medication on your own authority and with the agreement of the NICU physician.
  • Educating and supporting parents and guardians in the care of their newborn infants.
  • Ordering and performing medical tests and procedures, such as neonatal resuscitation.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Requirements:

  • A Registered Nursing Licence.
  • A master’s of science in nursing.
  • A neonatal nurse practitioner’s certification.
  • 2 years’ experience in the NICU.
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and exercise good judgment.
  • The authority to work as a supervisor in a highly stressful environment.
  • Physical fitness to work long hours.
  • The flexibility to work long shifts, often 24-hour shifts, and to remain on call.