RN -Transport Team
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

St. Louis, Missouri

Posted in Health and Safety
5 days ago


Job Info


It's more than a career, it's a calling.
MO-SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

Worker Type:
Regular

Job Summary:
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:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

EDUCATION
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing

EXPERIENCE
  • Three years' registered nurse experience in critical care

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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.

Licenses / Certifications:

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:

Employee

Department:
20400010 Patient Transportation

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
36

SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

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