AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE
A Global Medical Response Solution
POSITION: CCT Registered Nurse, Per-Diem Part-Time
LOCATION: Buellton, CA (Santa Barbara County)
The Critical Care Transport Nurse performs basic life support, advanced life support, and critical care nursing. Will administer direct patient care in the transport setting, acting under the leadership, training, and direction of the CCT Manager. The successful applicant will administer exemplary patient care and provide exceptional leadership while facilitating the transport of critically ill or injured patients. They will possess a solid clinical and operational foundation from which they will autonomously guide the care of patients and safely get them to their destination. They will often experience patients at a time of great need with few resources and will need to utilize exceptional critical thinking skills while providing compassionate care. The Critical Care Transport Nurse is an experienced, highly skilled, motivated, compassionate, and flexible clinician who enjoys facing new challenges every day.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responds to patient care and/or critical care transport unit calls according to program standards.
- Provides high quality routine and emergency nursing care of the patient in the transport environment in accordance with established standards of care, program standards, clinical guidelines, and appropriate physician orders.
- Provides patient care within the Registered Nurse scope of practice as defined by the Board of Registered Nursing and per standardized procedures and guidelines, utilizing critical thinking skills to manage the critically ill or injured adult or pediatric patient.
- Performs a complete assessment on each transport patient.
- Documents all assessment findings, therapeutic interventions performed and patient responses per policy on the Patient Care Record.
- Documents all physician’s transport orders.
- Is an active member of the Critical Care Transport Team and takes an active role in all operational and clinical needs.
- The Transport RN is responsible for the care of the patient including any emergency procedures the patient may require within the adopted scope of practice while under their care.
- Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
- Completes daily/regularly scheduled transport unit equipment checks.
- Maintains equipment in working order and ensures transport vehicles are kept clean and fully stocked.
- Accurately completes supply, billing and data collection forms as required.
- Actively participates in agency Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
- Maintains knowledge of and complies with all company policies and procedures, codes of safe practice, and Critical Care Transport standards and guidelines.
- Takes an active role in maintaining personal knowledge of current critical care nursing practice
- Maintains personal knowledge of current EMT and EMT-P scope of practice in California and the applicable county in which the CCT team operates.
- Develops and participates in continuing education and training activities for the entire Critical Care Transport Team.
- Demonstrates exceptional communication skills with all external and internal customers, including, but not limited to, patients and their families, hospital staff, the community, coworkers, and administration.
- Attends and participates in all required staff meetings and annual training.
- Maintains all required licensure and certifications in accordance with company policy.
- Always represents the CCT program and AMR in a professional manner.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to bend/stoop, push, pull, lift, climb.
- Responsible for adapting to the changing nature of healthcare, customer’s expectations, adapting to new delivery protocols, interaction with the medical centers, hospitals, and physicians and other service providers and other ancillary EMS agencies, and new ways of communicating, documenting and reporting.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- CA State Driver's License (Driving Record must be in compliance with AMR's Safety & Driving policy – proof required if conditional employment offer is made).
- CA RN License
- American Heart Association BLS & ACLS Cards
- PALS or PEPP Cards
- ICS Courses:
- IS 100 (ICS 100)
- IS 200 (ICS 200)
- IS 700 (NIMS)
- IS 800 (NIMS)
- High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
- Minimum of 18 years of age.
- Must be able to successfully pass a Physical Agility Test (PAT).
- Successful completion of EMS Agency approved provider training and orientation programs specific to skills used on interfacility transfers.
- Excellent communication and customer service skills.
- Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and medical agencies to provide the highest level of patient care.
- Ability to read and interpret all required documents and write required reports and correspondence.
- BSN or Bachelors in healthcare related field.
- Current professional critical care specialty certification (e.g. CEN, CCRN, CTRN, etc.)
- Continuing education and training in critical care transport.
- 2 years of current critical care experience (i.e., ICU, CCU, PACU, or ER), which includes the following:
- Management of the unstable adult cardiac patient
- Management of the unstable patient of other etiologies
- Management of the patient requiring mechanical ventilatory support
- Management of the patient requiring invasive hemodynamic monitoring