Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Less than 5 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/23/18
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/23/18

As part of Advocate Health Care, Advocate Children’s Hospital is the largest network provider of pediatric services in Illinois and among the top 10 in the nation. The two main Chicago Metropolitan region campuses are located in Oak Lawn in the southwest and Park Ridge in the northwest. Additional services are accessible at other Advocate hospitals throughout the state. Advocate Children’s Hospital serves as a major referral center for infants and children. Through a special, wholistic approach, Advocate Children’s Hospital combines some of the country’s most respected medical talent with exceptional and compassionate care. In fact, the children’s hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s leaders in pediatric cardiology and neonatology, and numerous physicians on staff here have been recognized among the Top Doctors regionally and nationally in their field. The hospital is staffed by more than 400 pediatricians and 230 pediatric subspecialists, who offer a wide range of specialized services for children.


Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

  • Advocate Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL

Unit Information

  • Advocate Children's Hospital is the largest Pediatric Cardiac Program in the state of Illinois
  • Advocate Children’s Hospital is a Level 4 NICU with campuses in both Oak Lawn and Park Ridge Illinois
  • 24/7 operation
  • NNP’s attend high risk deliveries
  • Advocate Children's Hospital is the largest Pediatric Cardiac Program in the state of Illinois
  • New unit with all private rooms
  • Seasoned nursing staff
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits



  • Master's prepared (MSN) required
  • Must have Neonatal Nurse Practitioner license
  • 3+ years recent experience in clinical specialty.
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of pediatric patients as wells as a variety of age groups of patients, prior experience with various age groups is preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Current RN license in the State of Illinois.
  • Current APRN (CNS, NP, or CNM) license.
  • CPR Certification.
  • Pediatrics/Critical Care: PALS certification obtained and maintained every 2 years.
  • NICU: NRP certification within 6 months of hire and maintained every 2 years. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours according to customer needs.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials and life-threatening diseases.
  • Ability to prioritize independently and respond to multiple simultaneous requests.
  • Lifting up to 20 pounds occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently.
  • Ability to communicate with patients/families.
  • Ability to travel locally.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations.
  • Ability to prescribe medications when applicable with appropriate licensure and credentialing.


Researcher: Promotes research findings by making appropriate recommendations for changes in policies, procedures, and practice. 

Practitioner: Demonstrates expert clinical judgment and autonomy, provides health care providers with recommended guidelines to achieve optimal level of practice. 

Consultant: Serves as a consultant and/or resource person for hospital personnel in area of specialization. Accepts referrals and collaborates with physicians, nurses and other members of the interdisciplinary team in planning the care of patients needing specialized nursing. Initiates referral to other healthcare providers and resource agencies as necessary. 

Administrative/Leadership: Demonstrates leadership qualities that reflect accountability and interdependence consistent with goals of the organization. 

Educator: Develops and provides ongoing education programs forhealthcare providers to ensure availability of current information regardingpatient careand maintenance/enhancement of clinical skills. 

Job ID: 85042

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