The Clinical Nurse Transport is responsible for complete patient care in conjunction with fellow team members during inter-hospital transport, including responsibility for assessment and stabilization of transport patients, as well as performance of necessary diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Complete physical assessments with the ability to distinguish normal from abnormal findings.
- Successful assessment of at-risk status.
- Performance of such diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as necessary and appropriate for the care of the patient. Such procedures will include:
Administration of medications Establishing IV access peripherally, intraosseous, internal/external jugular, and umbilical venous catheter insertion Venipuncture Arterial puncture Tracheal intubation Laryngeal mask airway insertion Cricothyrotomy Needle Thoracostomy Chest tube placement Interpretation of blood gases and lab values Maintain, monitor, and evaluate non-invasive diagnostic equipment Determine need for respiratory assistance and oxygen requirements Monitor, maintain, and initiate medical/therapeutic gas and delivery devices Initiate and/or modify mechanical ventilation needs of patients Maintain and monitor continuous ventilatory care Perform and/or assist in CPR and other emergent procedures
- Communication with family including condition of patient, disease information (if possible) expectation with transport, and measures that will be done at Children’s.
- Maintains communication with attending physician during transport, as per protocols.
- Maintains communication with referral staff, as per protocols.
- Maintains knowledge and competency in the use of all transport equipment.
- Assures that all transport equipment is available and in good working order at all times.
- Completes all documentation required for transport in a timely fashion.
- Maintains flexibility in scheduling.
- Maintains required response times when on call.
- Maintains skill level by attending skills labs and maintaining all certifications.
- Participates in the Outreach/Education Programs as needed.
- Responsible for complete cardiopulmonary care on transported patients and must provide critical care to the patient in the absence of physician and collaborate with transport team members and referral facility staff. This includes assessment, interpretation of lab data, and initiation of interventions as per protocol.
- Perform other duties and special projects as required.
Licenses & certifications
Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Demonstrates expertise in pediatric patient care management.
- Possesses knowliedge related to the assessment, interpretation and interventions of the acutely ill child.
- Flexible; able to meet varied work schedules, function independenlly and willing to perfrom any type of transport, i.e., ground, helicopter, fixed-wing.
- The Clinical Nurse-Transport will provide and maintain a safety conscious environment while on transport.
- Maintain quarterly skills and flight safety programs to meet regulatory compliane set forth by Children's Medical Center of Dallas, TDH, City of Dallas, Dept. of State Health Services and CAMTS accreditation organizations.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Previous work record reflecting good attendance and work habits.
- Demonstrates ability to maintain professional relationships with staff and physicians within and outside of Children’s.
- Demonstrates the ability to compassionately work with children and their families.
- Maintain professional attitude and behavior in hospital and unit.
Significant portions of daily assignments involve application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity, e.g., typing, machine operations, administration of treatments, injections, etc
- Significant portions of daily assignment involve prolonged standing, transporting material, equipment, patients, or lifting, moving or carrying heavy materials (check one: 10 lbs. or more but less than 20 lbs. ___, 20 lbs. or more but less than 30 lbs.____, 30 lbs.___, 31 lbs. or more ____) for intermittent periods throughout the day #CB