Akron Children's Hospital Careers

Critical Care Nurse - Transport Dept. (Full-Time)

Akron, Ohio

Job Description


Position Summary:

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. 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.  Participates in the education of referral staff, patients, parents and CHMCA staff.  Able to work on an on-call basis as needed. Staff may be temporarily assigned to an area throughout the Akron Children's Hospital enterprise, based on patient needs requiring similar knowledge and skill.

Position Qualifications:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Ohio. BSN preferred. For new employees hired into positions posted on or after July 1, 2013- BSN required or must obtain BSN within 5 years from date of hire. Current Health Care Provider BLS training is required.  Minimum three years critical care experience with demonstrated ability of critical thinking skills.  PALS, ACLS, ATLS or PFCCS, NRP, STABLE, ABLS and EMT-B is required within one year of hire for critical care areas, ED, Surgical Services, Sedation Services, and Transport. American Heart Association (AHA) is the organization designated for BLS, ACLS, PEARS and PALS - for clarification see Department of Nursing Training Requirements for CPR and Resuscitation policy. A nursing certification such as CEN, CFRN, CTRN, or CNPT must be obtained within 2 years of employment. Successful completion of transport orientation and maintenance of airway / procedural skills.  The ability to verbally communicate with all members of the health care team, patients and their families is required.

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