RN Transport Job Req 90008
| Registered Nurse
90008 - Consider this opportunity for an experienced professional Registered Nurse to join the Transport team at this leading academic children's hospital. The Transport Nurse is responsible for the stabilization and organized transport of critically ill pediatric patients. They assess, monitor and provide emergency care for patients during transport, triage and facilitate requests for patient transfer from referring hospitals, and collaborate with them to complete the transfer. The Transport Nurse responsibilities include 50% of their time on transports, primarily ground, and 50% on phone triage. This is a very busy department, they cover the Chicagoland region with over 2,000 transports annually.
Triage transport and transfer requests
Provide an accurate and comprehensive assessment of the transport patient's health status
Assess patient's progress and responses to interventions, treatments and therapies during transfer
Plan for emergency situations that may occur during transport
Formulate a plan of care and prioritize appropriate stabilization measures based on assessment
Facilitate admitting medical service, bed placement and appropriate mode of transport
Collaborate with the referring and receiving hospitals to facilitate the transfer
Determine team composition, equipment and mode of transport for a safe and expedient transport
Monitor and evaluate equipment for constant state of readiness
Staff the communications center, monitor weather, and maintain communication from ground and air transport teams
Provide education and support for transport patients and their families
Develop educational programs for transport staff
The ideal candidate for this position has strong customer service, communication and public relations skills
Bachelor's degree in Nursing, BSN, or higher, required
Current RN licensure in the State of Illinois, required
Three years of pediatric or neonatal critical care experience, or its equivalent, required
Demonstrated leadership qualities and capacity for independent judgment and action, required
Demonstrated ability to educate and effectively communicate with patients, families, physicians and staff, required
Current BLS certification, required. PALS, NRP, ACLS, and TNCC, preferred and will be required in first year, required
Pass the neonatal exam during the first year, required
Must be able to carry 40 pounds at a time, with frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds.
Requires good overall physical health and body agility to enter/exit ambulance, helicopter and fixed wing aircraft.
Frequently required to lift, push, and pull equipment and patients.
Join this leading academic children's hospital as a Registered Nurse and become part of one of twelve named to the Honor Roll, number 6 in the U.S., according to the Best Childrens Hospitals in the U.S. rankings by U.S. News and World Report for 2016017. It has been named one of the top children's hospitals by Parents magazine and has been named one of the top hospitals for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group. With 1,100 pediatric specialists representing 70 pediatric specialties, their goal is to provide children with access to the most advanced cures, treatments and technologies performed by the best minds in pediatric medicine...
For more information please contact Melnic Consulting Group, Jill Gilliland at Jill@melnic.com or 800-886-7906. Thank you.