Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford NX Relief Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - MG-Peds-Neon-LPCH ( Rotating) in Palo Alto, California

Nursing Advance Practice

Unscheduled Relief,.001 FTE, 8 Hour, Rotating Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

The Nurse Practitioner functions under the general Nurse Practitioner Standardized Process Protocol approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). The Nurse Practitioner provides routine care and management of the patient with acute and chronic complaints, in collaboration with the supervising physician and through implementation of standardized procedures. Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the Nurse Practitioner and the supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LCPH) Medical Board and Board of Directors.

Essential Functions

  • Evaluates and treats patients with acute and chronic complaints related to specialty, according to written standardized procedures.

  • Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new patients according to written standardized procedures.

  • Obtains interval histories and performs pertinent examinations on return patients.

  • Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as indicated upon evaluation of the patient according to written standardized procedures.

  • Orders and furnishes medications according to written standardized procedures and acquires counter-signature on prescriptions from the supervising physician for medications not included in the approved formulary.

  • Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency and according to written standardized procedures where applicable.

  • Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges and completes appropriate paperwork.

  • As directed by the supervising physician, enrolls patients in investigational studies approved by the Investigational Review Board (IRB), and orders the necessary tests and medications. Medications that are not FDA-approved or are used for a non-FDA-approved indication (off-label use) require a patient-specific order in advance from the supervising physician.

  • After appropriate training, assists the supervising physician in the operating room when there is not a resident available. The Nurse Practitioner role is limited to serving in the role of scrub assistant.

  • Recognizes and considers age-specific needs of patients.

  • Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds.

  • Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary. Refer to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Protocol (Code Blue) in the online LPCH Administrative Manual.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.


1.Master’s or doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.

a. Note: NPs hired prior to March 1, 2012 are not subject to this educational requirement.

2.Graduate of an NP program accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


  • License as California Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Certification as California Nurse Practitioner (NP)

  • National Certification Corporation neonatal certificate within 6 months of hire (RNC)

  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

  • Furnishing number issued by the Board of Registered Nursing required in order to furnish medications (NPF).

  • Certification as a Nurse Practitioner by a nationally accredited nursing organization (e.g., ANA or National Academy of Nurse Practitioners) is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated ability to function both independently and in collaboration with other health care professionals.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.