Nurse Practitioner

Kootenai Health
Coeur d'Alene

Job Description

Kootenai Clinic, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is seeking 2 additional Neonatal Nurse Practitioner's (NNP) to join a rapidly expanding service line at our 14 bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Currently there are three Neonatologists and two NNPs. The team also includes veteran NICU nurses, and designated RTs, Nutritionists, Pharmacists, and Developmental Therapists. Ideal candidates will have past critical care experience and preferred 3-5 years of NNP experience in Level III or IV NICUs. Shifts will be 12-24 hours, in-house coverage to allow for 24/7 on site neonatology coverage of newborns. NNP candidates should be strong in NRP and intubation skills as they will attend all high risk deliveries. NNPs have potential coverage of well nursery admissions at night. NNPs will admit and manage NICU patients with consistent Neonatologist involvement and oversight, participate in daily rounds, and perform procedures expected in the NICU. Opportunities exist for assisting in program development, education, outreach, and on-going service line growth. This is a hospital employment opportunity with competitive compensation and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

MSN degree or higher from an accredited nurse practitioner program required.
Nationally recognized as a Nurse Practitioner
Clinical experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Holds a current NP and RN license to practice in the state of Idaho required.
BLS Required. Current AHA Healthcare provider, American Red Cross or KMC BLS within 60 days of hire.

Physicial Demands:

On feet a minimum of 8-12 hours, depending on length of shift.

Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.

Read charts, dials, equipment settings, literature and other printed and handwritten materials.

Communicate with patients, physicians, families and co-workers in person and on telephone.

Work with equipment and manipulate equipment settings, computer keyboard, etc.

Work Environment:

Kootenai Health operates 24 hours per day each day of the year, operational needs of departments may require that you be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the patients.

Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment.

Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

Employment Type

Full Time