Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary
Job Description for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP)
A neonatal nursing practitioner works closely with newborn infants who have a variety of problems; some issues be minor, and others may be life threatening. The practitioner works closely with patients, doctors, family members, and hospital technicians to ensure the utmost standard of quality care for the newborn infants. A neonatal nurse practitioner generally works set hours, but those hours may vary depending on the needs of their employer. Patient care occurs constantly, so evening, overnight, and weekend hours may be necessary. Neonatal nurse practitioners work indoors and (in most instances) in a hospital setting. They interact not only with patients and their family, but also with doctors and other hospital personnel.Read More...
All neonatal nurse practitioners must be certified as a registered nurse and have completed an accredited program to become an advance practice registered nurse. State, local, and federal law may require other certifications dependent upon place of employment Most employers require prior experience working with infants as well. Basic computer skills are necessary to write reports and log activities. Excellent verbal communication skills are required to effectively convey diagnoses, treatments, and status updates to family members and doctors. Attention to detail is important to effectively document patient activity and interactions. A dedication to high-quality care and a desire to help others are required of all neonatal nurse practitioners.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Tasks
- Administer therapeutic procedures.
- Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
- Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
- Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
- Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.
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Popular Skills for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Survey takers who work as Neonatal Nurse Practitioners typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Nursery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Labor & Delivery, Birthing, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Intensive Care Unit and Labor & Delivery, Birthing, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. It is often found that people who know Labor & Delivery, Birthing are also skilled in Nursery.
Pay by Experience Level for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioners do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $90K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $94K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $107K. Neonatal Nurse Practitioners who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $113K on average.
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