locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 11/29/2023
ExpiresExpires: 2/27/2024
Health and Medical Services
Full Time
1 - 2 Years
Posting Details

Job Title

Requisition Number

Working Title
APP Neonatal ICU

Department Name
MG340: Funds Flow Pediatrics

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

MSN for Nurse Practitioners or BS for Physician Assistants

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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse ( APRN ) with Neonatal Nurse Practitioner ( NNP ) certification or Physician Assistant-Certified (PA-C)

Physical Requirements

Standing, sitting, occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs.


Seven 12-hour shifts per 2 weeks; including weekdays, weekends, nights, and holidays (based on clinic schedule/needs)

Job Summary

The Advanced Practice Provider Neonatal ICU functions within the NICU and throughout the KCH service line and is an integral member of a multidisciplinary health care team.. The APP functions primarily in the inpatient ICU setting managing the care of acute and chronically ill neonates. The APP is generally on a service aligned team and manages the day to day patient care from ICU to step down to discharge. In some instances, the APP may have responsibilities for this same patient population as they return for follow up in the outpatient setting. The APP may also play a role in the admission process including deliveries. The APP has a strong foundation in evidenced based practice and education and has a responsibility for ensuring an environment of safe quality care. The APP demonstrates an advanced level of medical knowledge, clinical and technical competency, sound clinical judgment, professionalism as it relates to interpersonal and general communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and takes responsibility for ongoing professional development and competency validation.

When applying, please upload any reference letters as a PDF under Special Request 1.

Who is UK Healthcare? We are a Health Care system that puts our people first:
-We treat you as the individual you are, and that’s what makes us who we are.
-We work in a team environment, where there is a sense of community pride within the team.
-We are proud of our people who make an impact on our community

Our Neonatal Advanced Practice Providers work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary health care team. The neonatal APP functions as a member of the NICU medical management team, under the supervision of Neonatology attending physicians. The APP should demonstrate professional practice behaviors; function as a team player; actively participate in case conferences, educational lectures, staff and committee meetings; maintain continuing medical education; and keep appropriate licensure and certification current.

Key Functions:
High-risk deliveries and perform resuscitation
Neonatal procedures
Round with multi-disciplinary team
Develop daily plan of care, prescribe diagnostic strategies, and therapeutic interventions
Manage pre/post-operative care
Collaboration with the interdisciplinary health care team
Communicate with patient/family/staff to promote continuity of care
Assist with education of residents/students

State-of-the-art 90 bed Level IV NICU , regional referral center
Fast-paced high acuity setting, including surgical service
Delivery service of 2500 babies per year
Approximately 40 percent of deliveries are high-risk
24/7 neonatologist coverage
No transport responsibility
Flexible self-scheduling (12 and 24 hour shifts)
Will hire experienced NNPs, experienced PAs, and new NNP graduates

NICU tour link: https://youtu.be/HlDNT2wX0-k

Night shift differential
Annual incentive bonus eligible
Annual salary market adjustment eligible
Annual CEU allotment
Premium pay opportunity for overtime
200% retirement match
Link: https://hr.uky.edu/employment/working-uk/our-benefits

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

For Nurse Practitioners, 1 year of nursing experience in a NICU and completion of a NNP graduate program required. For Physician Assistants, 1 year of NICU experience or 1 year of a PA NICU Residency.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Years of experience

  • 1 - 2 Years