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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Neonatology

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Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant Neonatology -  Full-Time,Rotating - Borgess Medical Ctr - Kalamazoo,MI

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 20,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.


Are you looking to use your compassion for newborn patient care in an excellent Neonatal Nurse PRactitioner or NEonatal Physician Assistant opportunity at Ascension Borgess a level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

Ascension Borgess has an exciting opportunity for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP or Neonatal Physician's Assistants (PA to join a highly skilled, experienced and supportive team serving the Kalamazoo area.

This cohesive team led by a chief of newborn medicine neonatologist and pediatric hospitalists evaluat complex patients requiring the NNP's to utilize their critical thinking skills for optimal management.

This opportunity is open to full time or part time work for candidates willing to be part of a team of NICU infant and well newborn care together with Ascension Borgess’ progressive Women’s Health Center.

The selected NNP/PA will be responsible for providing the assessment, evaluation and treatment of neonates under the guidance of the attending newborn physicians at Ascension Borgess.

Experienced providers and new graduates will be considered to join our seasoned and certified nursing staff as early as possible in 2020.

Detailed Position Functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assess, plan and evaluate newborn medical care under the direction of the attending newborn physician.
  • Report accurately and concisely in problem-oriented documentation.
  • Order and interpret laboratory data and radiology as appropriate.
  • Order appropriate medications, IV therapy, parental nutrition, blood products for newborn admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Attend and provide newborn care and stabilization for all deliveries as required including stabilization prior to transport.
  • Serve as an expert resource to administrative, nursing, and medical staff on newborn protocol
  • Provide both high risk antenatal and postnatal parental education including the Baby Friendly Initiative and donor breast milk needs.
  • Initiate and pursue self-development activities through readings, lectures and formal educational     programs.   Teaching and research opportunities are available through Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
  • 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) as appropriate.
  • Supportive pediatric/parents support programs designed to encourage parental involvement.

Required qualifications:

  • Licensed Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant with Neonatal fellowship/experience
  • State of Michigan License (unrestricted)
  • NRP Certification
  • Outstanding patient care qualities and interpersonal skills
  • Providing 24 coverage with coverage with flexible shifts

Compensation:  This is a hospital employed position with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.  Teaching and research opportunities are available through Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.


What You Will Do

As an Associate with Borgess Health-MI, you will have the opportunity to

In collaboration with a physician, provides for the expansion of individualized primary healthcare services by diagnosing and treating certain acute or chronic health conditions.


  • Obtains patient history and performs assessment via observation, interview and examination. Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic studies. Performs preventative health assessments, screening, immunizations and patient care.
  • Provides direct treatment and management of health conditions via prescriptive authority or referral to other healthcare providers or community resources.
  • Counsels and educates patients and their families/caregivers concerning preventative health, treatment options and community resources.
  • Documents delivery of health care and nursing processes in accordance with specific specialty area standards and network nursing policy.
  • Synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.
  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

What You Will Need

  • Required Credential(s):
    • Certified Advanced Practice Clinical Nurse Specialist obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. This credential is required at start date or job transfer date, however, compliance will be monitored locally by the Medical Staff Office.
    • Licensed Registered Nurse obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. This credential is required at start date or job transfer date, however, compliance will be monitored locally by the Medical Staff Office.
  • Diploma 
    • Must be a graduate of a School of Nursing and have completed an approved Nurse Practioner program at start date This credential is required at start date or job transfer date, however, compliance will be monitored locally by the Medical Staff Office and Minimum of three (3) years professional nursing experience in a clinical setting preferred.
Work Experience:

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Job ID: 330956
Category: Nursing
Facility: MIKAL Ascension Borgess Hosp
Ministry: Ascension Borgess, MI
Location: Kalamazoo, MI

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