Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Children's Hospital and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic’s 20+ pediatric specialties in Duluth, MN, provide highly specialized, regional pediatric care close to home. We serve patients and families in Northern Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This focus has allowed us to grow our unique services that include neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, a general pediatric unit and emergency department. Essentia Children’s offers a level of expertise not available anywhere else in the Northland.
Essentia offers the region’s only Level IIIB NICU, pediatric hospitalist service, PICU, pediatric cancer center (Erick Peter Person Children’s Cancer Center), outpatient pediatric therapy center, inpatient pediatric rehabilitation unit, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, and a pediatric behavioral health and substance abuse treatment center called Amberwing.
Together with our child life specialists, social workers, neonatal and pediatric nurses, our dedicated team provides the highest quality of care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
St. Mary's Children's Hospital is designated by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NAHCRI) as a Children's Hospital within a hospital.
Level IIIB NICU with 18 private rooms; average of 330 admissions/year; average daily census is 14 infants
Join 4 MDs, 7 NNPs, and an outstanding nursing staff
24/7 in-house coverage
Well established and collaborative relationship with Level IV NICUs in the Twin Cities are
Strong OB physician and maternal fetal medicine support, including a 24/7 OB Hospitalist model
Pediatric specialists and sub-specialists on staff including oncology/hematology, cardiology, neurology, anesthesia, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Supporting member of NACHRI, committed to excellence in providing health care to children through clinical care, research, training and advocacy
Strong, quality programming including participation in the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) database and quality initiatives
Active Neonatal Transport Team serving MN, WI and MI
Ideal Candidate will have:
Ability to work independently
Experience in NICU preferred
Desired skills include: Intubation, chest tube insertion, NRP, invasive lines, ability to serve as leader of the neonatal transport team
Master’s degree in nursing
National certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Current licensure as a registered nurse in MN
Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner in MN
Current certification in NRP
National certification as Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Successful completion of Essentia Health credentialing process prior to practice.
Employee Early Hire Program Specifics/Ideal Candidate:
Experienced and demonstrated Leadership
Currently enrolled in a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Program with Neonatology specialty
2 Years of Neonatology experience (Level 3 NICU)
Currently a level 5 NICU nurse
Maintains level 5 in the clinical ladder (Preceptor, Resource, Charge, Transport or go to person for the unit)
Measurable competence/independence on unit
Strong communication skills
Actively seeks out learning opportunities
Dedicated and willing to work long shifts, nights, weekends, holidays
Willing to work Full-time (0.8 or > FTE at least until independent practice is achieved)
Essentia Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran Status.
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About Essentia Health
Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho.
Headquartered in Duluth, Minn., Essentia Health combines the strengths and talents of 15,000 employees, including more than 1,900 physicians and advanced practitioners, who serve our patients and communities through the mission of being called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives.
Essentia Health, which includes many Catholic facilities, is guided by the values of quality, hospitality, respect, justice, stewardship and teamwork. The organization delivers on its promise to be “Here With You” in 15 hospitals, 75 clinics, seven long-term care facilities, two assisted living facilities, four independent living facilities, five ambulance services and one research institute.
Essentia Health is accredited as an Accountable Care Organization by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.