- Patient Care Activities
- Assuring safety and quality of care
- Operation of transport equipment/vehicle procedures
- Transport Team Communication Center
- Professional Development/Professional accountability
- Leadership/Research/Evidence Based Practice
- Nurse/Patient Relationships: Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship throughout the healthcare continuum
- * At least 3 years of nursing experience (or 4000 hours equivalent) with a focus on Critical care (peds preferred) *BSN required * Interfacility transport experience preferred. * Earn 15 continuing education credits annually related to transport medicine or neonatal/pediatric critical or emergency care.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- * Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication * Strong computer skills and typing skills. *Ability to utilize mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones while in the mobile environment as approved by program. *Ability to document and read while in the mobile environment. *Strong ability to function independently. *Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills *Good crisis management skills with ability to negotiate, defuse stressful situations, and safely improvise as needed. *Possession of personality traits that ensure a high level of performance in the variable and sometimes unpredictable transport environment. *Demonstrate leadership, flexibility, independence, initiative, intelligence, inquisitiveness, and ability to solve problems and exercise good clinical judgment. * Excellent oral and written communication and customer services skills. * Excellent time management and organizational skills * Dependability in regard to attendance of work, team meetings, and committee meetings. * Familiarity with patient care equipment
- Current Illinois RN license Current BLS Current PALS certification, or obtained and maintained within 6 months of hire/transfer *Wiliness to obtain RN licenses in other states as directed by Transport Leadership. *C-NPT (Certified Neonatal Pediatric Transport)certification preferred; must complete within 2 year of hire/transfer
Physicial Requirements and Working Conditions:
- * Must passes the FIT test with ability to wear an N-95 mask * Must passes the pre-employment physical and ongoing physical exams as required by program. * Ability to transport in all modes of transport (ground, rotor and fixed wing) * Ability to wear securement devices in all modes of transport. * Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing/dept needs * Take call as directed by the leadership team * Indoor and outdoor environment with possible exposure to infectious, biological, and chemical agents. Occasionally requires working in proximity to sources of radiation. Work area includes riding in enclosed spaces such as ambulances, helicopter, and planes/jets. Work environment commonly provides exposure to high noise levels, vibrations, and rough movements. * Ability to respond quickly to patient needs and work at fast pace to meet needs of patient. * Ability to assist in evacuation of patients/family/crew in the event of a fire or other disaster in the vehicle or hospital setting. * Frequently requires sitting/standing, and walking for long periods. Requires bending, crouching, and kneeling. Requires use of hands, keyboarding, fine motor skills, and frequent lifting of 50 pounds, occasional moving of heavier weights and frequent pushing/pulling of 250 pounds. * Must be able to work in small confined spaces and be able to work in a mobile environment, with on the ground/air. *There is a potential for regular exposure to patient with infectious disease requiring observance of appropriate precautions.
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.