Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

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Vidant Medical Center



About James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital

The James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital at Vidant Medical Center offers 197 beds and bassinets and an array of specialized services unequaled in eastern North Carolina. Our patient-and-family-centered care philosophy is more than a mantra; it's the guiding force of our efforts and has been for nearly 30 years. It is expressed in tangible ways throughout our recent 78,000-square-foot expansion.


  • Elicits, records, and interprets the obstetrical, past medical, family and psycho-social history of the neonate's parents identifying risk factors and their implications for the infants present health status as well as the potential impact on future growth and development.
  • Performs a complete physical examination and gestational age assessment.
  • Differentiates between normal and abnormal findings on the physical examination, records these findings, and formulates an impression of the infants current state of health as well as expected outcome.
  • Develops and implements an initial plan for differential diagnosis and management of presenting problems.
  • Performs necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as indicated for diagnoses and management of problems as specified in approved protocol.
    • Umbilical arterial and venous catheterization.
    • Needle aspiration for pneumothorax.
    • Chest tube insertion.
    • Peripheral arterial puncture and arterial catheterization.
    • Percutaneous catheter insertion and exchange.
    • Vp shunt/reservoir taps.
    • Exchange transfusion.
    • Endotracheal intubation.
    • Lumbar puncture.
    • Suprapubic bladder tap.

Minimum Requirements

  • College Degree (4 yrs)
    • Nursing BSN - required
    • College Degree plus other schooling. Successful completion of NCC approved Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certificate or a Masters Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program.
    • Major:Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • ??Registration or Certification
    • Current unrestricted RN Licensure in state of North Carolina.
    • Licensure as Neonatal Nurse Practitioner by the NC Board of Nursing and the NC Medical Board.
    • NCC certification as Neonatal Nurse Clinician/Practitioner, including maintenance.
  • Related Work Experience:
    • More than 2 years but less than 3 years
    • Minimum of two years current clinical experience in NICU nursing including responsibilities that promote leadership skills such as charge nurse experience, transport nurse experience and/or first line management experience. Evidence of participation in career development or professional development through use of literature, research and educational activities.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.


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