Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Children's Hospital – Akron, OH
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Job Description


A well-known Ohio children's hospital needs additional Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and Neonatal Physician Assistants to join their well-established NICU team.

Full-time, part-time and travel positions available.

NEW GRADUATE NNPs WILL BE CONSIDERED for the full-time openings.

About the hospital:

This free-standing Children's Hospital is currently in the midst of a $200 million expansion project. When completed in 2015, the hospital's main campus will feature a new, two-story NICU with 80 single-family rooms. The hospital currently houses a 59-bed Level IIIC NICU and provides all subspecialties including open heart surgery and ECMO. The unit stresses developmental care. Additionally:

  • “It is one of 3 Hospitals in the US selected by the March of Dimes for a pilot project to assist families coping with the birth of a child who needs neonatal intensive care.”
  • It is a designated Magnet hospital providing services to a 17-county area.
  • This hospital was one of 87 facilities that made the rankings in at least one of the 10 specialties analyzed for the 2013-14 Best Children's Hospitals.

About the NNP Role:
The NNPs hired also rotate to a 17-bed Level IIIA and a 21-bed Level IIIB nursery in a hospital with a large delivery service to attend high-risk deliveries; thus providing the NNPs the opportunity for patient management in the Level III NICU, as well as delivery room experience.

Some ground transport responsibility.

The schedule is based upon a 40-hour work week. The NNPs do a combination of shifts with night coverage throughout the three NICU sites.

Each NNP receives an educational allowance to apply toward CEUs.

NCC is mandatory; MSN preferred but will consider BSN candidates with NCC certification if they can be licensed in Ohio. *BSN hires will be expected to obtain their MSN after hire. Relocation required for the full-time position.

Candidates that are familiar with Ohio and/or the Midwest are preferred. Ideally, the candidate would have ties to the area and be familiar with the area.

About the city:

Located in northeast Ohio, one hour south of Cleveland, the city is both family-friendly and affordable. The area boasts a good education system, nice parks, and a reasonable cost of living. In fact, compared to the rest of the country, its cost of living is 20.4% lower than the U.S. average, according to Additionally, as of the fourth quarter of 2013, the city’s median home price was just $107,000, down 4.8% from the previous year.

The encompassing metro area is rich in history, commerce, industry and culture.

According to a local resident:

“One of [the city’s] greatest assets is its people. Lacking in pretense, with a solid work ethic and strong values, [local residents] may be a wee bit provincial, but they’re friendly, helpful and passionate. [They] love [their] sports to the point of obsession, especially high school football and basketball, though swimming; tennis, wrestling and soccer have great fans, too. And [the city’s] growing arts community is gaining more traction every day.”