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Children's National Health System - Critical Care Transport Nurse (Ground & Flight)


Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 7/19/2018

Job Description:

All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, CNMC Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. CNMC supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large. The Transport Team Nurse will provide safe and effective inter-hospital transport of a wide variety of pediatric patients. Will be responsible for the initial assessment, stabilization, and provision of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions while on transport. Transports usually take place using a ground ambulance, but may also occur using rotary-wing (helicopter) or fixed-wing air transport. Support Patients Care Services and the Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center (EMTC) by establishing and maintaining constructive departmental and inter-organizational relationships. Ensure optimal use of joint resources through collaboration with the Neonatal Transport Team.


Minimum Education
Associate's Degree
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Completion of a 2 year approved School of Nursing Associates Degree, BSN Preferred.
Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 3-4 years of related and progressive nursing experience. Minimum of 2 years pediatric critical care or pediatric emergency care experience. A wide variety of clinical experiences, preferred.
Required Skills/Knowledge
Clinical expertise, problem-solving, and independent decision making skills. Ability to perform accurate medication dosing calculations under time sensitive situations. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Maintain skills and proficiency with the use of information technology. Maintain excellent physical and mental health with no limitations. Must be able to withstand the physical and emotional stresses of transport, including but not limited to altitude change, temperature extreme, vibration, noise, and confined spaces. Demonstrates competence in required procedures in accordance with established practice guidelines. Demonstrates advanced leadership and management skills. Demonstrates cost containment by identifying practices that affect Service Areaís cost effectiveness.
Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia
Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)

Functional Accountabilities
Patient Assessment
Anticipates patient needs and secures proper equipment and personnel for transport.
Assess stable and critically ill neonates/children thoroughly on arrival at referring hospital and throughout transport.
Anticipates clinical problems associated with patients individual diagnosis, makes appropriate preparations to deal with anticipated or potential problems during transport.
Assess parent/childís learning needs at the time of transport and communicate these to admitting nurse.
Patient Plan of Care
Formulate care plan for transport; continuously reassess patient and make appropriate changes to plan based on patient response;
Ensure the safe transport of critically ill & convalescing infants between CNMC, community hospital or to an alternate site.
Provide for the safe transport of patients and team members by adhering to established transport procedures including regular air transport training and certification.
Communicates with referring hospital and CNMC staff to ensure smooth transition of care and appropriate family involvement.
Report care giverís response to transport to receiving staff.
Document appropriately according to hospital standards.
Evaluation of Plan of Care
Determine the effectiveness of all interventions and make revisions as necessary.
Individualize problems on care plan, adapting nursing interventions to obtain optimum patient outcome.
Review the process of back transfer planning for all patients and make appropriate arrangements for transfers.
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
Receptive to othersí ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility Use resources efficiently
Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington
Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010
Job: Nursing
Organization: COE Hospital-Based Specliaties
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Variable
Work Schedule: Variable

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

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