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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, PRN

We Are Hiring

APRN-Nurse Practitioner - Borgess Neonatal Svcs - PRN,Day - Borgess Medical Center - 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.

What You Will Do

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 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 evaluate 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 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.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):
    • Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority credentialed from the Michigan Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Verified by local Credentialing Office.
    • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Michigan Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Verified by local Credentialing Office.
    • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Verified by local Credentialing Office.


  • Diploma 
    • Master's degree of Nursing required

Work Experience:

  • Required qualifications:

  • Licensed Neonatal Nurse Practitioner 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

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: 387664
Category: Nursing
Ministry: Ascension Borgess, MI
Location: Kalamazoo, MI

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