Neonatal ICU - APP Fellowship - Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Rochester, NY


The APP Fellowship in Neonatology at The University of Rochester Medical Center Level IV Regional Perinatal Center is a 12-month post-graduate specialty training and mentorship program for APPs – NPs and PAs. The program is 75% clinical and 25% didactic and includes side-by-side education with the UR Medicine Pediatric Residency and Neonatal Fellowship programs. The APP Fellowship includes a core program of neonatal medicine and also several specialty rotations meant to enhance neonatal provider education. The program also offers protected time throughout the fellowship to enrich the academic experience with participation in quality or research projects.

Clinical Rotations

  • Golisano Children’s Hospital Level IV NICU

  • Well Newborn Nursery

  • Offsite Rotations


  • Pediatric Surgery

  • Lactation

  • Vascular Access Team

  • Infant Toddler Developmental Clinic

  • Perinatal Supportive Care Clinic

  • Others as arranged or desired

Didactic Offerings

  • Neonatal Procedural Skills Lab

  • NICU Simulations

  • Mentorship for QI or Research involvement

  • Weekly required conferences

  • And much more!

Job Duties and Responsibilities gained through the fellowship:

  • Care for neonates in collaboration with Attending Neonatologists, other APPs and Residents while maintaining a high level of autonomy to achieve desired patient outcomes

  • Completes daily patient evaluations and assessments. Documents pertinent findings in patient record.

  • Orders and interprets radiographic, laboratory and other diagnostic tests

  • Obtain medical history and performs comprehensive physical examinations.

  • Instructs and counsels patients and families in collaboration with other health team members.

  • Performs routine procedures and emergency procedures.

  • Umbilical line placement (UA/UV)

  • Endotracheal intubation

  • Central line placement

  • Lumbar Puncture

  • Thoracentesis

  • Circumcision

  • Delivery room stabilization and management of neonates.

  • Serves as consultant to the birth center and newborn nursery covering provider. Covers care of well newborns as needed.

  • Writes medication and other medical orders.

  • Coordination and management of discharges from the NICU in conjunction with Care Coordinators and Attending Neonatologist.

  • Provide education for NP and PA students, APP Fellows and residents on rotation in the NICU.

  • Involvement in QI or Research Track is required

  • Presentations throughout fellowship that include – Journal Club, Case Presentations, QI or Research Presentation and Literature Review Presentation

This program is designed for new graduate APPs or those with experience looking to change specialties.


Nurse Practitioner

Require a Master’s degree (or pending) as a Nurse Practitioner, an active New York State Registered Nurse license in good standing, an active/pending New York State Nurse Practitioner licensure in good standing and current/pending national certification as an Nurse Practitioner.

Physician Assistant

Requires completion (or pending) of an ARC-PA approved Physician Assistant program, an active/pending New York State Physician Assistant licensure in good standing and current/pending national certification as a Physician Assistant by the NCCPA ( National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants)

NPs and PAs will demonstrate clinical competence, superior verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal effectiveness and customer relations skills, computer competence and must have an active desire to learn. The APP will participate in the education of learners (students and new employees), using clinical learning experiences, knowledge sharing and skill training.

How To Apply

Current University of Rochester employees need only submit a resume to All other interested applicants should apply online or submit a resume to Nursing Recruitment, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 619-19, Rochester, NY 14642, or fax resume to 585.756.5882.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $44.71 - 67.07

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: Pediatric Services
Full/Part Time:
Schedule: Full Time position, Monday – Thursday, Holidays – required two