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Neonatal Critical Care APP / NNP, PNP-AC or PA-C - DUH

Regular Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 205168
Duke University Hospital

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Duke University Health System

Department of Center for Advance Practice

Neonatal Advanced Practice Provider (APP) NNP, PNP-AC or PA-C

Position Summary

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/ Critical Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (NNP or PNP)/ Physician Assistant (PA) provides direct patient care services and performs medical acts as a Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant under the supervision of the supervisory physician to infant’s birth through 2 years of age in patient care units Duke Hospital ICN/Intermediate Care Nurseries and the Special Care Nurseries in the Duke University Health System. The APP performs physical exams, collects and documents data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, and provides direct patient care services. The APP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership in the organization.

Position Requirements


NP:      Graduate of accredited MSN or DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program OR Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program

PA:      Graduate of accredited Master’s Degree Physician Assistant Program plus a Neonatal APP Fellowship


NP:      Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP-AC)

PA:      PA-C

Both:   BLS, NRP, mandatory before hire


NP:      RN license issued by NCBON with approval to practice as NP

PA:      NCMB issued license to practice in NC

Both:   DEA license


NP:      3 years RN experience as neonatal nurse, 1 year NNP/PNP experience preferred

PA:      1 year PA experience thru neonatal fellowship or as neonatal provider


The Neonatal APPs work 12 hour shifts, rotating day and night shifts and provide call coverage when needed.  Rotational shift assignments include weekdays, weekends and holidays to equal 14 shifts a month. 

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