Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (67 views)

Denver, Co
June 24, 2024

Denver Health is recruiting for an intermittent/PRN Neonatal Advanced Care provider to join our Neonatology Division. Under general supervision, provides care of infants in Neonatal Intensive Care and Well Baby Nursery, including follow-up planning. Functions as advanced care provider support during day and night for neonatal resuscitations and care of NICU and Well Baby Nursery patients. Performs procedures with residents. Teaches medical, physician assistant and nursing students and pediatric and family medicine residents. May perform administrative support functions as required. Participates in and leads programmatic initiatives in the NICU and Nursery.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct Patient Care in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Well Baby Nursery including follow-up planning.
  • Completes required chart documentation legibly, thoroughly, and in a timely manner.
  • Participates in night call along with pediatric residents.
  • Responsible for delivery room resuscitations and care of patients in the NICU and Well Baby Nursery.
  • Assists residents with procedures.
  • Attends and participates in administrative staff meetings.
  • Participates in Denver Health initiatives including RIEs and Committees.
  • Teaches medical students, physician assistant students and nursing students, as well as pediatric and family medicine residents in NICU and Well Baby Nursery.


  • Master’s Degree Required (NP, PA, NNP)

Work Experience:

  • Highly experienced in newborn resuscitation, placement of arterial and venous lines and chest tubes, intubation of term, preterm, and extremely low birth weight infants, and in ventilator management, particularly volume ventilation and high frequency ventilation. Required and
  • Additional experience in managing therapeutic hypothermia and post-surgical babies preferred.


  • PA-Physician Assistant/NP – Nurse Practitioner/NNP-Neonatal Nurse Practitionier – State Medical Board Required and
  • BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) – AHA – American Heart Association Required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of medical principals and procedures.
  • Skill in performing physical exams and in formulation of assessments and treatment plans.
  • Ability to order appropriate diagnostic studies to aid in diagnosis.
  • Knowledge of appropriate administration and prescription of medications.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment.
  • Ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Desire ability to enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs and review of current literature.
  • Knowledge and accountability for department’s productivity, efficiency and financial viability.
  • Computer skills required.
  • Computer skills preferred.


Work Type



$63.22 – $70.43 / hr


  • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans

  • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)

  • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes

  • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more

  • Tuition reimbursement & assistance

  • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching

  • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program 

  • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer

Our Values

  • Respect

  • Belonging

  • Accountability

  • Transparency

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit:

Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.

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