NICU Nurse

Position Summary
The smallest patients oftentimes need the greatest amount of care. Responsible for the most critically ill newborns, Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses provide complete and intensive care until they are well enough to be discharged to their families. A career for those with a great deal of skill and compassion, they're also relied upon for aeromedical evacuation missions and natural disaster relief to apply their training and expertise to people in need of all ages and sizes.
Primary Responsibilities
Plan, supervise and ensure that quality care is given to neonatal patients
Attend high-risk deliveries
Perform all functions of a medical surgical nurse while managing resources during multiple admissions and discharges
Work primarily in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
Responsible for using highly specialized equipment
Provide psychological, social and educational support to parents and family members
Benefits
Your effort and commitment is essential to our mission, which is why we provide our Airmen with a benefits package that is unparalleled in the civilian world:
30 days of vacation with pay each year
Excellent healthcare coverage for you and your family
Tax-free food and housing assistance
A generous retirement program
Prestigious leadership, training and continuing education opportunities
Free or low-cost world travel opportunities
Excellent starting salary
Qualifications
This is an active duty position as an Air Force Officer. To be considered, you must meet the following requirements:
Bachelor's or master's degree in nursing from a school accredited by the NLN or CCNE
Knowledge of principles and practices of nursing is mandatory.
Minimum 12 months of full-time nursing practice
Encouraged to use six of those months practicing specific specialty
Completion of five-and-a-half Commissioned Officer Training course
Must be between the ages of 18 and 47
About the Air Force
The U.S. Air Force is the number-one Air Force in the world. Our mission is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. We live by three core values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. The Air Force offers hundreds of careers, from healthcare to engineering, in order to serve the American people and provide precise and reliable global vigilance, reach and power for the nation.

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