Per Diem Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Job ID
Employment Type
Per Diem
Neonatal ICU
Hours / Pay Period
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Standard Hours
Work Schedule
12 Hour


Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. The 370-bed facility is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers, caring for more than 150,000 people each year and contains the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the greater Sacramento region.






MSJMC Level 3 NICU recently expanded to 40-beds and is located in a brand new wing within Mercy San Juan Medical Center. This new unit features sixteen (16) private rooms and eight (8) 3-bed pods. All bed spaces include a sleep chair where a parent can stay 24/7.  We use state-of-the-art Giraffe Omni beds, Babylog VN500 vents and HFOVs to care for infants with birth weights as low as 450 grams. The unit has the capability of providing whole body cooling for infants suffering from HIE, and we offer Nitric Oxide for care of PPHN in extremely sick newborns. We are excited about our expansion and invite you to check out our team!


Here are highlights of our new expanded Neonatal Nurse Practitioner role:


  • Of the 40 bed unit, 16 are private rooms where a parent can stay 24/7 at the bedside in a sleep chair
  • The remaining rooms are 3 bed pods.
  • Our NNPs are part of the regional transport team serving 5 hospitals
  • Close initial partnership with Mercy Hospital of Folsom
  • Our NNP role manage neonates from admission to discharge
  • We serve a culturally diverse population and have a very stable physician group
  • Our NNPs will work independently, rescuing patients at our hospitals and mentoring nurses and families in their infant’s care.
  • Come see what we are all about!


Position Summary:


The incumbent is responsible for clinical management of the high-risk neonate and infant, educational responsibilities, administrative duties, consulting, and initiating/implementing research. The neonatal nurse practitioner works in collaboration with medical, nursing and support services to provide family centered care to high-risk infants in a manner consistent with the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health






Level 3, Level three, neonatal icu, neonatal intensive care, nicu, NP, advanced practice nurse, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Pracititioner, NNP, DEA, Furnishing, National Association of Neonatal Nurses, NANN; NNP - BC, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner



















  • At least 3 years’ experience as an RN in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Graduate of an approved nurse practitioner program
  • Master’s degree in nursing or educational preparation and clinical experience that is equivalent to graduate degree
  • Current CA RN license and CA Nurse Practitioner license
  • AHA BLS, NRP certificate and NCC-NNP (National Certification Corporation card)
  • Current NP Furnishing Number
  • Current DEA number or pending DEA# application
  • DEA # must be obtained within 3 months of hire
  • AHA ACLS required for credentialing


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