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Critical Care Transport Nurse (Ground & Flight)
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Job Description


 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 Area’s 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
  1. Anticipates patient needs and secures proper equipment and personnel for transport.
  2. Assess stable and critically ill neonates/children thoroughly on arrival at referring hospital and throughout transport.
  3. Anticipates clinical problems associated with patients individual diagnosis, makes appropriate preparations to deal with anticipated or potential problems during transport.
  4. Assess parent/child’s learning needs at the time of transport and communicate these to admitting nurse.
Patient Plan of Care
  1. Formulate care plan for transport; continuously reassess patient and make appropriate changes to plan based on patient response;
  2. Ensure the safe transport of critically ill & convalescing infants between CNMC, community hospital or to an alternate site.
  3. Provide for the safe transport of patients and team members by adhering to established transport procedures including regular air transport training and certification.
  4. Communicates with referring hospital and CNMC staff to ensure smooth transition of care and appropriate family involvement.
  5. Report care giver’s response to transport to receiving staff.
  6. Document appropriately according to hospital standards.
Evaluation of Plan of Care
  1. Determine the effectiveness of all interventions and make revisions as necessary.
  2. Individualize problems on care plan, adapting nursing interventions to obtain optimum patient outcome.
  3. Review the process of back transfer planning for all patients and make appropriate arrangements for transfers.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.