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MO-SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Functions as the crew lead for neonatal / pediatric specialty team transports. Collaborates to provide exceptional care during the ground or air transport of acute or critically ill / injured neonatal or pediatric patients. The team's care is guided by clinical assessment, critical thinking, established patient care guidelines (PCGs) and in-direct medical control. Manages customer service and experience; collaborating for education and process improvement initiatives; patient care documentation and equipment readiness.
Job Responsibilities and Requirements:
- Achieves and maintains proficient knowledge of transport team Patient Care Guidelines (PCGs).
- Maintains currency and documentation of prescribed education, certifications and licensures.
- Assists and performs daily inventory of equipment on ambulance, aircraft, in storerooms and equipment bags.
- Maintains thorough patient care documentation according to the standard outlined by department and entity policy.
- Utilizes transport and critical care equipment in a competent manner.
- Performs or assists with Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills during patient care including but not limited to: initiation of PIV/IO/UVC; managing IV fluids (including blood products); naso/oral/pharyngeal suctioning; insertion of NG/OG tubes; needle thoracotomy; and insertion/maintenance of an endotracheal tube or LMA.
- Maintains an awareness of current issues related to transport medicine through participation in professional activities, i.e. national, state legislative-elected or appointed.
- Participates/attends in-house education, outreach education, department process improvement projects, undertakes and maintains projects to include research and publishing opportunities.
- Acts as a preceptor and/or participates in orientation of new employees and students as assigned.
- Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of accredited school of nursing
- Three years' registered nurse experience in critical care
Licenses / Certifications:
- Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
- Constant standing and walking.
- Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
- Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
- Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
- Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
- Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
- Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
- Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
- Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
- Occasional driving.
- Rare crawling and running.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - American Heart Association (AHA), Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA), Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) - American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - American Academy Pediatrics (AAP), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - American Heart Association (AHA), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - American Academy Pediatrics (AAP), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - American Heart Association (AHA), Registered Nurse (RN) - State of Work Location or Compact Multi-State License, Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) - American Heart Association (AHA), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) - Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)Work Shift:
Rotating Shift (United States of America)Job Type:
20400010 Patient TransportationScheduled Weekly Hours:
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