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Job Requisition Number 18512

Full Time

36 hours per week

Variable Shifts


Summary:

The Dedicated Transport Nurse provides to individuals and groups, nursing care requiring specialized knowledge, judgment and skill derived from the principles of biological, physical, behavioral, social and nursing sciences and assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and directs care for premature, neonatal, pediatric and adult patients during transport, in accordance with departmental standards of care and practice. Compliance with Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) standards required.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provides to individuals and groups, nursing care requiring specialized knowledge, judgment and skill derived from the principles of biological, physical, behavioral, social and nursing sciences.
  2. Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and directs care for premature, neonatal, pediatric and adult patients during transport in accordance with departmental standards of care and practice.
  3. Participates in the education of referral staff, patients, parents, and Akron Children’s Hospital staff.
  4. Provides care when temporarily dispatched to an area throughout the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron campus to task and assist, based on patient needs, that require similar knowledge and skill.
  5. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational and safety needs of the patients served, regardless of age.
  6. Checks all transport equipment daily and logs check completion on appropriate forms.
  7. Maintains all equipment in proper working order.
  8. Other duties as required.

Other information:

Technical Expertise

  1. Experience in critical care is required. Critical care experience is defined as no less than 3 years or 4,000 hours, as defined by CAMTS, that must be part of an academic or tertiary care center (includes, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Emergency Department (ED), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) or Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
  2. Experience in burn care is preferred.
  3. Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
  4. Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is preferred. Electronic health record software used for inpatient care and specialized electronic health record software used for transport is preferred.

Education and Experience

  1. Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN] is required.
  2. Licensure: A valid, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Ohio is required. This must be a Multistate License (MSL). An MSL is required for departments that provide telenursing services or provide care to patients outside the state of Ohio.
  3. Certifications:
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Heart Code support certification (BLS)* (required upon hire).
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) are required by first anniversary of date of hire.
  • Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Labs, Emotional Support (STABLE), Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) and Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (PFCCS) – certifications are required by first anniversary of date of hire.
  • Nursing Specialty Certification such as Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN), Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN), or Certified Neonatal/Pediatric Transport (CNPT), is required by second anniversary of date of hire.

4. Years of critical care experience: 3 years is required (see definition of critical care experience listed above)

Full Time

FTE: 0.900000


Status: Onsite


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