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RN - Pediatric Transport

Company: CARLE
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Transport team member that will accompany pediatric patients to another destination quickly and safely. The pediatric transport nurse will administer medical care while working within the confines of the pediatric ground ambulance and regional facilities. Essential to this care is the ability to assess conditions and the needs of the pediatric patient quickly and accurately. Effective communication skills are required as multiple patient hand offs can occur in the course of a transport. In addition to caring for the pediatric patient in the pre-hospital environment, the pediatric transport nurse will be an integral part of care delivery to the pediatric patients at Carle Hospital during non-transport times. The transport nurse will assist in the delivery of care in the PICU, pediatric unit, ED or any other area that requires the expertise of a pediatric care nurse. The pediatric transport nurse will also be responsible for public relations activities in the region, education of regional providers, quality review of transports, case study reviews and other PR and quality activities.

Work Schedule: 24 hour shifts, 1 on - 1-off - 1 on - 5 off

  • Stabilization and care during transport of ill or injured pediatric patients
  • Perform and document complex assessments, interventions and evaluations on any transport patient.
  • Completes reports that are accurate and legible while ensuring that medical, billing and administrative information is accurate and complete.
  • Prioritizes problems
  • Participates in planned outreach marketing and education activities
  • Attends pre-mission briefings and mission debriefings and completes necessary documentation
  • Assists in pre-mission transport checklist and assists ambulance personnel as requested
  • Communicates with appropriate medical personnel regarding patient condition, history, treatments, response to treatments and other relevant information
  • Assists with "tasks" within the hospital as necessary while on 12 hour shift status
  • Contributes to the education of self and others by completing the education requirements, as assigned.
  • Provides respiratory support of transport patients, including the determination of oxygen requirements, the use of aerosol medications, use of non-invasive ventilator support, and ventilator management.
  • Independently initiates PALS emergency guidelines as determined by patient condition.
  • Attend to the psychosocial aspects of the patient and family.
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patient's conditions.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Record patient's medical information and vital signs
  • Interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition
  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patient's responses and conditions
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity
  • Instruct individuals and/or families on health education
  • Other duties as assigned in the hospital and prehospital role of pediatric transport nurse
  • Stabilization and care during transport of ill or injured pediatric patients
  • Maintains advanced skill requirements by performing and documenting the minimum requirements listed in the annual competency assessment. Participates in planned outreach marketing and education activities
  • Communicates with appropriate medical personnel regarding patient condition, history, treatments, response to treatments and other relevant information
  • Assist in the care of pediatric patients within Carle Hospital when not on transports
  • ED, PICU, pediatric floor, radiology suite and other areas in need of assistance
  • Responds to Pediatric Code Speeds and Pediatric Code 99s
  • Reviews quality assurance data for pediatric transport and other pediatric data as assigned
  • Member of the maternal hemorrhage STAT team
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service in the regional hospitals

Keywords: CARLE, Bloomington , RN - Pediatric Transport, Other , Bloomington, Illinois

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