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Health Care Provider
Health Care & Medicine
RN NICU TRANSPORT NURSE (Part Time/24 hrs weekly)
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Job Description


 Minimum Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences

Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 3-4 years related and progressive nursing experience. Minimum of 2 years neonatal critical care, pediatric critical care, or pediatric emergency care experience.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Ability to perform accurate medication dosing calculations under time-sensitive situations. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must maintain skills and proficiency with the use of information technology. 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

Certification in Neonatal Nursing recommended. Certification in NRP, PALS recommended

Functional Accountabilities

Professional Practice
  1. Support Shared Leadership.
  2. Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey.
  3. Ensure nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
  4. Accountable to participate in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
  5. Participate in community Activities.
Plan of Care
  1. Assess - Anticipate patient needs and secure proper equipment and personnel for transport; assess stable and critically ill neonates/children thoroughly on arrival at referring hospital and throughout transport; anticipate clinical problems associated with patients individual diagnosis, make appropriate preparations to deal with anticipated or potential problems during transport; assess parent/child’s learning needs at the time of transport and communicate these to admitting nurse.
  2. Plan - Formulate care plan for transport; continuously reassess patient and make appropriate changes to plan based on patient response; can perform any/all expanded role procedures according to policy and procedure.
  3. Identify the comprehensive learning needs of families; give families realistic picture of what to expect during transport and immediately on admission to the hospital; begin the teaching process with families while on transport.
  4. Implement - Actively organize all activities necessary to prepare and transfer patients to and from hospital; ensure the safe transport of critically ill & convalescing infants between CNMC, community hospital or to an alternate site and provide total patient care; provide for the safe transport of patients and team members by adhering to established transport procedures including regular air transport training and certification; communicate with referring hospital and CNMC staff to ensure smooth transition of care and appropriate family involvement;
  5. Evaluate - Determine the effectiveness of all interventions and make revisions as necessary; individualize problems on care plan and adapt nursing interventions to obtain optimum patient outcome; review the process of back transfer planning for all patients and make appropriate arrangements for transfers.
  1. Maintain an open line of communication with the referring physician and the CNMC physician as the patient’s condition warrants.
  2. Communicate all pertinent patient information in both written and verbal form.
  3. Establish therapeutic rapport with parents prior to transport of neonate.
  4. Communicate professionally with members of the health care team and families.
  5. Provide written and verbal report to receiving provider in an organized and timely manner.
  6. Provide written and verbal follow-up information to referring facility/physician.
  1. Participate in the transport data collection;
  2. Actively participate in patient review and performance improvement projects; recognize recurring problems and participate in their problem solving and resolution; complete transport QA problem screening sheets for each transport, reporting problems in a timely manner; participate in the transport QA data collection.
  3. Appropriately delegate tasks to other team members/referring hospital staff while on transport.
  4. Utilize neonatal transport protocol and guidelines appropriately; participate in assigned transport-related duties associated with fetal medicine program.
  5. Assume clinical role in Trauma Stats, Code Blue, and Medical Alerts as assigned; assume self-directed role during low periods of activity; when not on transport, support unit activities such as in-house transport, central line maintenance, and serve as expert clinical resource to bedside RNs; act as a resource and role model to staff.
  6. Independently operate all medical equipment utilized in transport; ensure equipment and supply problems have been communicated appropriately, provide follow-up as necessary; follow established procedures to maintain fully functioning transport equipment and supplies.
Professional Development
  1. Recognize own limitations and seek appropriate resources for continued professional development; set & review annual goals for professional development with leadership staff.
  2. Maintain a positive public image of the transport program through contact with clinical facilities.
  3. Participate in Neonatal outreach-related activities such as site visits to referral facilities, distribution of educational program materials (e.g. STABLE), and closed-loop communication to referral centers.
  4. Provide for own development and the development of the staff by attending staff meetings and educational inservices.
  5. Incorporate current research and relevant literature into practice; regularly review and revise policies and guidelines as indicated.
  6. Serve as a contributing member of transport/unit/hospital committees.

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.