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Description of Position Offered

Position Neonatology Nurse Practitioner
Credentials RN, NNP Credential
Starting Date August 2016

Contact Information

Name Barbara Hill
Organization Pediatric Department, Director for Medical Services, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP)
City Camp Pendleton
State CA
EMAIL barbara.j.hill84.civ@mail.mil


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The selectee for this position serves as a Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric Department, Director for Medical Services, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP), California as a Neonatal nurse Practitioner and expert clinician with advance educational preparation working in a Level I-II Nursery. NHCP performs approximately 120-150 deliveries a month.

Per Title 38 - If you work a weekend there is a 25% bonus to the hours you worked, night pay (1800 - 0600) is a 10% bonus to the hours worked and holiday pay is 100% bonus to the hours worked that is not included in the above amount.


·Provides direct patient care during assigned shift based on patient turnover/checkout from outgoing pediatrician or nurse practitioner; serves as the primary staff provider as well as a supervisory provider during these shifts. The shifts include overnight work, weekends and holidays.

·Performs NNP provider duties in assigned clinical site. Acquires health histories, performs physical examinations, diagnoses clinical conditions, prescribes plan of care, documents patient progress and interventions, records clinical summaries, coordinates health care and manages patients in collaboration with medical provider team (general pediatricians, family physicians, neonatologists, and subspecialty consultants) as appropriate.

·Attends deliveries as the resuscitation team leader. Assesses newborns, develops differential diagnoses and treatment plans and performs all interventions required per Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) guidelines to stabilize newborn infants; supervises transfer of infants. Has admitting privileges. Manages infants on post-partum and level 1-2 nursery. Supervises transfer of infants to the NICU.

·Communicates with families of anticipated high risk infants pre-delivery. Provides counseling to families regarding anticipated need for intervention and available resuscitation techniques here in level 1 nursery as well as potential need for transfer/transport to higher level of care (NICU);

·Performs specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures within NNP scope of practice. Procedures include but are not limited to: lumbar puncture, umbilical arterial line, umbilical venous line, peripheral arterial line, percutaneous central line placement, bladder catheterization, needle thoracentesis, chest tube insertion, oral tracheal intubation, blood gas analysis, routine phlebotomy and ventilator management.

·Prescribes medications including controlled substances and emergency resuscitative drugs.

·Coordinates discharge planning with general pediatrician and inpatient team, provides patient family education, plans for follow up of target population, completes discharge summaries, has discharging privileges.

·Serves as a preceptor in the assigned setting for students, interns and residents; oversees history intake, patient assessments, physical examinations, diagnosis and patient management; reviews documentation; provides feedback/evaluations (verbal and written) to assigned student/house staff.

Travel Required

•Occasional Travel

•Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding

Relocation Authorized


Relocation expenses may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding.

Key Requirements

•You must be a US Citizen.

•Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov

•Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.

•Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

•Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

·Experience improving the well-being of infants with acute or chronic health conditions and assist families/care-givers in promoting and maintaining the health of the infant, while coordinating the efforts of the care team and patient service delivery across the care continuum.

·Experience assessing newborns and developing a plan of care to provide direct patient care in neonatal resuscitation techniques, diagnosis and treatment plans to ensure optimal health of infants.

·Experience utilizing clinical judgment based on an understanding of newborn physiology, wellness and health promotion for infants to determine appropriate interventions and options for service delivery.

AND possess an active, current licensure as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.


•A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. NHCP will cover the cost and make arrangements for the security clearance if one is not on file. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume. •Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

•Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.


•Minimum of 2 years of experience within the preceding 3 years as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in a Level III or higher nursery of similar size and complexity is desired.

•As a condition of employment, a seasonal influenza vaccine is a hospital requirement.

•A recruitment or relocation incentive of up to 25% of annual salary may be authorized at the command's discretion.

•National certification as a neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) by National Certification Corporation (NCC) for neonatal nursing specialties is desired.

•The incumbent may be assigned to an 8, 10, 12, 14-hour day or night shift.

•The incumbent may be required to work alternate shifts, weekends or holidays.

•Travel may be required to Naval Medical Center San Diego.


Please email your resume (include detail description of duties perform, beginning and ending dates including month and year, etc.) directly to Barbara Hill using barbara.j.hill84.civ@mail.mil OR candice.s.robinson2.civ@mail.mil and enter NEON1725412 in the subject line. Your application must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

*****The fastest way to apply is by emailing your resume to barbara.j.hill84.civ@mail.mil OR candice.s.robinson2.civ@mail.mil ******

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

•You must be a US Citizen.

•Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov

•Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.

•Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

•Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.

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