Job Title: Critical Care Transport Nurse
The Critical Care Transport Nurse performs basic life support, advance life support and critical care nursing. Administers direct patient care in the transport setting, acting under the leadership, training, and direction provided by the CCT Director and Clinical Coordinator and under the California Nurse Practice Act.
Respect for People
- Build Relationships: Relate to people in an open, friendly, accepting manner; show sincere interest in others and their concerns; initiate and develop relationships with others as a key priority
- Foster Open Communication: Create an atmosphere in which timely and high-quality information flows smoothly between self and others; encourage the open expression of ideas and opinions; discourage use of the “rumor mill”; create a scene environment that facilitates the exchange of critical information
- Speak Effectively: Speak clearly and express self well in groups and in one-on-one conversations
- Listen to Others: Demonstrate attention to and convey understanding of the comments and questions of others; listen well to others’ thoughts and ideas
- Prepare Written Communication: Convey information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents; review and edit written work constructively; document events in a timely manner with accurate details
- Manage Disagreements: Bring substantive conflicts and disagreements into the open and attempt to resolve them collaboratively; build consensus when appropriate
- Influence Others: Assert own ideas and persuade others; gain support and commitment from others; mobilize people to take action
- Focus on Customer/Patient Needs: Anticipate customer/patient needs; take action to meet customer/patient needs; continually search for ways to increase customer satisfaction.
- Use EMS Technical Expertise: Possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession and industry; stay proficient on clinical skills and current on procedures and protocols
- Analyze Issues: Gather relevant information systematically; consider a broad range of issues or factors; grasp complexities and perceive relationships among problems or issues; seek input from others; use accurate logic in analyses
- Use Sound Judgment: Make timely and sound decisions; make decisions under conditions of uncertainty and crises; utilize the STAR CARE model for decision making
- Innovate: Generate new ideas; go beyond the status quo; recognize the need for new or modified approaches; bring perspectives and approaches together; combining them in creative ways
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for adapting to the changing nature of healthcare, customer’s expectations, adapting to new delivery protocols, interaction with the medical centers, hospitals, and physicians and other service providers and other ancillary EMS agencies, and new ways of communicating, documenting and reporting
- Responds to patient care and/or critical care transport unit calls according to program protocols.
- Provides high quality routine and emergency nursing care of the patient in the transport environment in accordance with established CCT program policies, protocols, standards of care, standing orders, and under the medical control of the sending physician.
- Provides patient care within the Registered Nurse scope of practice as defined by the Board of Registered Nursing and per CCT standardized procedure, utilizing critical thinking skills to manage the critically ill or injured adult or pediatric patient.
- Performs a complete assessment on each transport patient.
- Documents all assessment findings, therapeutic interventions performed and patient responses on the CCT Patient Care Record.
NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
- Perform other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent (GED). Minimum of 18 years of age. Must have current California Licensure as a Registered Nurse, Current ACLS, PALS, BLS-C (or equivalent) provider status. California Driver’s License and driving record in compliance with AMR policy regarding insurability. Minimum three years of current critical care experience (i.e., ICU, CCU, PACU, or ER) which includes the following: Management of the unstable adult cardiac patient, Management of the unstable patient of other etiologies, Management of the patient requiring mechanical ventilatory support, and Management of the patient requiring invasive hemodynamic monitoring. Knowledge of professional nursing practice and theory. Knowledge of principles and practice of patient transport operations upon successful completion of the CCT orientation and training program. Ability to assess, plan, organize, implement and evaluate patient care activities. Ability to function independently; to prioritize, delegate and utilize critical thinking skills in a variety of patient care situations. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow personnel, patients and their families, hospital staff, the public, and other collaborating agencies. Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are also required.
- Current registration as an RN/EMS
- Minimum 5 years Emergency Department/Critical Care Experiences
- Minimum 5 years MICN experience
- Current ACLS, PALS, PHTLS Certification
- Current CPR certification
- Valid Drivers License
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent inter-personal skills
- Driving record in compliance with AMR policy regarding insurability
Current critical care inter-facility transfer experience; CEN, CCRN, TNCC or ENC Certification; BTLS/PHTLS
- Occasionally: Smelling
- Frequently: Kneeling, stooping, bending, leaning, flexibility, and multiple physical activities performed at the same time (carrying multiple equipment while pushing on pram)
- Constantly: Hearing/listening, clear speech, simple touching, walking (inside and outside), pushing, pulling, reaching, sitting, driving ambulance, seeing