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1/22/2018
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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Specific Requirements and Preferences
High School diploma.

Minimum Work Experience
2 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 2-4 years of related experience. A wide variety of clinical experience is strongly preferred.


Required Skills/Knowledge

Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrates clinical expertise, problem solving and independent decision making skills. Maintain skills and proficiency with the use of information technology. Must be able to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable and professional manner. Must possess a valid drivers license and be able to operate an emergency vehicle during routine and priority response.



Required Licenses and Certifications

Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
AHA HP, ACLS, required.
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Specialty certification in pediatric/neonatal critical care transport required within two years of hire. Certifications from the State of Maryland, Virginia, The District of Columbia within 120 days of start date (DC and MD certifications prior to completion of orientation). Specialty certification (PNCCT, CCEMTP) preferred.


Functional Accountabilities

Clinical
  1. Ensure a quick response to all transport requests.
  2. Provide developmentally appropriate care.
  3. Perform patient assessment and prioritize care based on assessment.
  4. Continuously re-assess patient and perfor advanced role skills according to standard protocols or on-line physician direction.
  5. Distinguish between normal and abnormal findings, and recognize clinical deterioration.
  6. Maintain proficiency with transport and patient care equipment including, but not limited to, monitors, infusion pumps, external pacer, defibrillator, and transport ventilators.
  7. Administer and monitor medications as outlined by transport service policies and procedures within scope of practice.
  8. Follow all transport protocols as directed by medical control for transport services.
  9. Document patient care as specified by department and hospital guidelines.
  10. Promote family centered care in the transport environment.
  11. Maintain proficiency in Advanced airway management and endotracheal intubation.
  12. Maintain proficiency in Peripheral IV insertion and fluid administration.
  13. Maintain proficiency in C-Spine restriction and splinting.
  14. Maintain proficiency in Needle thoracentesis.
  15. Maintain proficiency in Intraosseous needle placement.
Communication
  1. Obtain and evaluate pre-transport patient information.
  2. Provide technical expertise with telephones and radios to ensure effective communication between transport team members and the referral facility.
  3. Maintain an open line of communication with the referring physician, ECIC and the CNMC physician as the patient’s condition warrants during transport.
  4. Communicate all pertinent patient information in both written and verbal form.
  5. Provide written and verbal report to receiving provider in an organized and timely manner.
  6. Complete patient transport documentation.
  7. Provide staffing in the Emergency Communications and Information Center.
Safety
  1. Responsible for safe loading and unloading of patients and family and to ensure patient and equipment are safely secured during transport.
  2. Maintain current knowledge of locations and efficient travel routes to referring facilities.
  3. Maintain ambulance in clean and neat working order and ensure adequate inventories of supplies including patient care equipment, linen, vehicle fuel and fluids; complete all equipment and safety checks as soon as possible during shift.
  4. Provide prompt notification of deficiencies identified during safety checks.
  5. Anticipate patient needs and secure proper equipment and personnel.
  6. Promptly communicate safety and equipment concerns per policy.
  7. Maintain CNMC Transport Team safety standards.
Management
  1. Supervise Emergency Medical Technicians during ground transports.
  2. Complete daily basic vehicle maintenance checklist and maintain responsibility for vehicle fleet.
  3. Maintain transport vehicle readiness, include cleanliness, equipment and supplies.
  4. Recognize recurring problems and participate in their resolution.
  5. Participate in the transport data collection.
  6. Assist in marketing and public relation events.
  7. Actively participate in patient review and performance improvement projects.
  8. Assist with appropriate clinical duties within institution.
  9. Assume self-directed role during low periods of activity.
  10. Act as a resource and role model to other staff.
  11. Assume self-directed approach to ensuring adequate paramedic staffing of all shifts.
  12. Work collaboratively with EMS customers to care for and facilitate return of pre-hospital equipment (ie backboards).
Safety
  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

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Professional Development
  1. Maintain a positive public image of the transport program through contact with community facilities.
  2. Assist in orientation of new employees.
  3. Attend all required staff meetings and educational activities.
  4. Serve as a contributing member of transport/hospital committees.
  5. Independently maintain required certifications.
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
Teamwork/Communication
  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
 

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.