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NICU Nurse Practitioner Supervisor 2 (NURSE PRACT SUPV 2)

University of California- Davis Health
vision insurance, parental leave, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, long term disability, tuition reimbursement
United States, California, Sacramento
February 17, 2024

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Supervisor provides independent advanced level nurse practitioner clinical expertise to patients and their families on an on-going basis and oversee other nurse practitioners. This includes managing scheduling, time off requests and organizational oversight of the work unit to ensure the competence and qualifications of direct reports. Management of the NP team is a collaborative effort with the NP manager with contribution and recommendations for hiring, on-boarding and counseling. NPs are expected to act as an expert resource person for health care providers including nurses, residents and other ancillary staff.

Acts as an expert resource person for health care providers, orients/precepts new nurse practitioners (NPs) to role responsibilities of the service, establishes standardized procedures and protocols for NP practice, conducts research and teaching programs. Assists in establishing educational opportunities for nurse practitioners. Acts as a liaison for NP supported services and PCS Director of Advanced Practice. Provides practice supervision for all NP II FTE assigned. Acts in the absence of the program manager. Provides support for the NP direct reports.

Provides direct patient care to a diversified patient population. Applies knowledge, experience and judgment to determine the importance of a situation, set priorities, and use abstract thought to evaluate clinical situations. Participates in patient and staff education. Demonstrates leadership skills. Demonstrates accountability for own practices as defined by the Nurse Practice Act.

Apply By Date: February 23, 2024. Interviews may be held at any time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • At least six months of experience with precepting, orienting and NP education.
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) or UC Davis Health CPR
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)/American Heart Association (AHA) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Current national board certification as a Nurse Practitioner
    Possession of valid CA RN and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner license
  • Possession of a valid CA NP furnishing license
  • Possession of a valid DEA number within 3 months of hire
  • National board certification in an aligned specialty (i.e., Neonatal Nurse Practitioner)
  • Graduation with a Master's degree, DNP or PhD in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to cope with personal stress experienced by team members, other professionals, and caretakers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Judgement skills to effectively meet the needs of patients
  • Self-direction and organizational skills to function in an independent role
  • Ability to meet minimum standards for hospital credentialing and billing standards as a billable provider

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year or greater experience as a nurse leader

Department Description

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Supervisor cares for neonatal patients with congenital anomalies, birth asphyxia, respiratory distress, preterm delivery, meconium aspiration, pulmonary hypertension and any other conditions that require admission to the NICU. The role of the Neonatal NP is to facilitate multi-disciplinary care through interaction with patients, housestaff, attendings and nurses. The NP may also perform invasive procedures as directed by the attending faculty and in accordance with standardized procedures. In addition to clinical duties, the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Supervisor directly supervises NNPs. Supervision duties include annual performance evaluations, scheduling, payroll, hiring, individual performance improvement, and cooperation with NICU faculty and NICU Nursing leadership. The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Supervisor may also be involved with quality improvement projects and/or research projects.

Position Information

  • Salary or Pay Range: $124,200 - $284.400
  • Salary Frequency: Annual
  • Salary Grade: 28
  • Payroll Title: NURSE PRACT SUPV 2
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Appointment Type: Career
  • Percentage of Time: 100%
  • Shift Hours: 12 hour shifts, rotating days and nights
  • Location: Main Hospital, Sacramento
  • Union Representation: No
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Hybrid/Remote/On-Site: On-Site


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  • High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family's needs
  • UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Extensive leave benefits including Pregnancy and Parental Leave, Family & Medical Leave
  • 14 paid Holidays annually
  • Paid Time Off begins at 24 days accrued per year
  • Sick Leave
  • Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program
  • Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • WorkLife and Wellness program and resources
  • On-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
  • Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer & Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program for qualified roles
  • Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found
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Special Requirements

  • This position is a critical position and subject to a background check and drug screen. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history, identity checks and drug screen.
  • As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California , as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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