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

  • Bachelor's degree with immediate eligibility to enter an accredited MSN program; at least 2 years of work experience that can be demonstrated to be applicable to the duties listed in the job description. 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.
  • Ability to provide direct nursing care and consultation to patients.
  • Ability to set up, operate, and maintain NBICU facilities and equipment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of newborn intensive care principles, procedures, regulations, and standards.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Conditions of Employment

  • CPR Certified.
  • Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Additional health screenings may be required, dependent on the nature of the research conducted, as determined by Employee Occupational Health Services.
  • UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Discipline-specific licensure/certification is a requirement for positions in this classification.
  • Ability to participate full-time in a 52-week training program.
  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of the department's preceptorship program agreement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • 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 is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Out of state travel is required.

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

Revised Date: 06/15/2020