Transport Nurse

 
Position: Transport Nurse

Job ID: 167001

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Transport Services

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 12p - 12a

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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Summary:

We are searching for a Night Shift Transport Nurse — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you'll provide quality nursing care, treatment, and stabilization of critically ill patients during transport. The Transport RN will oversee all aspects of patient care during transport. As the code responder/rapid response nurse, the RN will work in collaboration with the medical control and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) to assess, treat, and stabilize the patient, family, or visitor until the patient is moved to a higher level of care if indicated. 

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Qualifications:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing 
  • Lic-Registered Nurses from the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas 
  • Cert-Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association, Cert-PALS from the American Heart Association, Cert-Neonatal Resuscitation Program from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, Cert-Adv Cardiac LS ACLS from the American Heart Association, and Neonatal Pediatric Transport from a national certification corporation required 
  • US Passport/Int'l Doc from US Department of State or other appropriate documentation allowing international travel 
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse, Cert-Acute/CCRN Neonatal, or Cert-Acute/CCRN Pediatric, from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses OR Cert Ped Emergency RN from Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing 
  • 3 years of critical care experience in a pediatric or neonatal intensive care setting or Pediatric Emergency Center experience in a Level 1 trauma center with CPEN certification (3 years preferred) 

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills, to autonomously evaluate critically ill patients, and to provide therapeutic intervention, emergency interventions and preparation for transport
  • Assess for and detect changes in the status of the patient and demonstrate a proactive approach
  • Provides care and treatment with other health care team member for life support and/or stabilization of critically ill patients
  • Communicates with medical on line control regarding patient condition, assessment and plan of care during transport
  • Serves as a patient/family advocate while caring for the patient and family
  • Keeps the family informed of the patient condition and plan for care
  • Communicates in a professional manner and maintains a positive attitude in all interactions.
  • Demonstrates the ability to problem solve and adapt to ongoing change and handle conflict management with a professional supportive attitude
  • Ensures team shift duties and responsibilities are completed: ambulance, equipment checks, supply and medication automated dispensing reconciliation and other duties as assigned by charge nurse or leadership
  • Understands that a transport may have last beyond normal worked hours
  • Ensures 10 hours of rest time with no work related interruptions or fatigue causing activities prior  to reporting for the scheduled shift
  • Demonstrates knowledge and adherence to all safety procedures/standards to ensure safety of self, patient , medical personnel and equipment


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