Provides overall care for sick infants with the aid of a collaborative healthcare team, while under the supervision of attending physicians.
Assessment and Care. Assesses, resuscitates, and stabilizes infants in the delivery room.
Patient Data Collection. Obtains patient history, conducts physical exams, neurological exams, etc.
Lab Testing. Assesses lab values, performs lab tests, diagnostic tests, assesses special needs (i.e. infant and family needs), etc.
Documentation. Documents admission history, physicals, daily progress notes, interim summaries, discharge summaries, etc. Also, writes patient care orders within their scope of practice following established protocols (possibly in emergency situations).
Consultation. Coordinates and consults with the attending physician and the healthcare team in regards to patient care issues. Also, consults with the family to aid in implementation of home healthcare plans.
Evaluation. Evaluates patient data to form a diagnosis with the aid of the physician.
Care Plans. Develops, organizes, and implements plans of care and discharge plans with the aid of the attending physician and healthcare team based on collected data and established diagnosis. Also, prepares a therapeutic course of action and revises as necessary.
Ordering. Order various medications, diagnostic tests, radiographs, IV fluids, vaccinations, x-rays, etc.
Performs Procedures. Performs various procedures such as exchange transfusion, endotracheal intubation, placement of umbilical catheters, placement of IVs, etc.
Emergency Management. Manages emergency situations such as respiratory issues and circulatory or cardiac failure by administering emergency drugs, performing emergency ventilation, placing chest tubes, etc.
Education. Educates parents, nurses, medical students, and the general public in regards to anticipatory management of high-risk infants, emergency situations (i.e. respiratory issues, circulatory or cardiac issues, etc.), development and implementation of patient care plans, discharge plans, etc.
As Needed. Performs duties as needed to successfully fulfill the functions of the position.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits provided (Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Paid Leave, Retirement Plan options and Continuing Education Training)
Internal Number: 201173
About OU Health Sciences Center
OU Children's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine serves as a state-wide referral center for premature and sick newborns. We average 1400 admissions each year
Our team is on hand 24/7 to respond to critical newborns. We are:
•Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
•Other Specially Trained Support Staff
As a regional perinatal center for the Oklahoma City area, the Division of Neonatology includes an infant transport service, perinatal consultation and education services, and a NICU follow-up clinic for high-risk infants who have received intensive care. The division also organizes P.C.E.P, an outreach perinatal educational program, to physicians, nurses, and other health care providers in community hospitals all over the state.
Our comprehensive coverage for Oklahoma's premature and full-term infants includes:
•Advanced NICU services using mechanical ventilation including high frequency (oscillator, jet) non-invasive, ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation), exchange transfusion and inhaled ni...tric oxide therapy, therapeutic hypothermia.
•Dedicated mother/baby unit beds
•NeoFlight helicopter and ground transfers
•Diagnostic services for newborns with complex medical issues
•Nutritional care of critically ill newborns
•Developmentally supportive care applying NIDCAP protocols and standards
•Innovative treatments through our research protocols
•Pediatric sub-specialty consultations
•Follow-up clinics for NICU "graduates"