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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: S0033 / Neonatal Practice Trainee
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 13

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides patient care and receives clinical and preceptorship experience as a neonatal nurse practitioner. Undertakes training in an accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Participates in a 12-week didactic course in advanced neonatal physiology and medical/nursing theory.
  2. Receives 8 weeks of clinical experience performing neonatal nurse practitioner services and patient care under guidance and supervision.
  3. Participates in a 32-week preceptorship program.
  4. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelors degree with immediate eligibility to enter an accredited MSN program; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure State of New Mexico Licensed Registered Nurse or licensure pending as documented by temporary licensure OR current RN licensure from a state participating in the multistate privilege to practice compact with New Mexico.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of nursing theory and practice.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of newborn intensive care principles, procedures, regulations, and standards.
  • Ability to set up, operate, and maintain NBICU facilities and equipment.
  • Ability to participate full-time in a 52-week training program.
  • Ability to provide direct nursing care and consultation to patients.

Conditions of Employment

  • CPR Certified.
  • May be required to submit to annual TB and rubella screening.
  • UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017