We are searching for a Transport Nurse — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide quality nursing care, treatment, and stabilization of critically ill 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/visitor until the patient is moved to a higher level of care if indicated.
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.
- Required Bachelor's Degree in nursing or associate degree in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement (see comments below) or an associate degree in a related field accepted by the Texas Board of Nursing for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining an RN license or Technical diploma in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement (see comments below) or must be currently enrolled in a nursing bridge program working toward an MSN. Verified BSN-equivalency or a signed agreement is required.
- Required Licenses/Certifications (ALL)
- RN - Lic-Registered Nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing or Nurse Licensure Compact
- BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association
- PASSPORT - US Passport/Int'l Doc by the US Department of State or other appropriate documentation allowing international travel (Required within 4 months of hire)
- PALS - Cert-PALS by the American Heart Association (Required within 4 months of hire)
- NRP - Cert-Neonatal Resusci Prog American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association. (Required within 4 months of hire)
- ACLS - Cert-Adv Cardiac LS ACLS by the American Heart Association (Required within 6 months of hire)
- CNPT - Neonatal Pediatric Transport by the National Certification Corporation (Required within 18 months of hire)
- Required Certification (1)
- CCRN ADU - Cert-Acute/CCRN Adult by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses
- CCRN NEO - Cert-Cert-Acute/CCRN Neonatal by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses
- CCRN PED - Cert-Acute/CCRN Pediatric by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses
- CPEN - Cert-Cert Ped Emergency RN by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
- Required 2 years Critical care experience in a pediatric or neonatal intensive care setting and 2 years Pediatric Emergency Center experience in a Level 1 trauma center with CPEN certification with preferred 3 years 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
- Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care to critically ill patients including neonates, pediatric and adult patients. 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 members for life support and/or stabilization of critically ill patients. Collaborates with other health care team members to problem solve, implement treatment modalities and interventions to maximize patient outcomes. Provides care within the policies, protocols, guidelines and scope of practice as defined by the State of Texas. Performs advanced skills and procedures as indicated. Maintains complete and accurate records.
- Demonstrates commitment and dedication to patients and families. Keeps the family informed of a patient's condition and plan of care. Serves as a patient/family advocate while caring for the patient and family. Maintains confidentiality concerning patient/family issues.
- Demonstrates commitment to program development and quality initiatives. Communicates effectively and maintains positive interpersonal relationships in working with colleagues, patients, families, outside institutions/agencies and the public. Demonstrates the ability to problem solve and adapt to ongoing change and handle conflict management with a professional supportive attitude. Communicates with medical on-line control regarding patient condition and treatment plan. Represents Texas Children’s as a customer service ambassador. Acts as liaison and participates in outreach marketing and education activities. Participates in quality initiative programs, perform data collection and participates in research activities.
- Ensure smooth safe program operations. Ensures team shift responsibilities are completed: equipment checks, supply and medication inventory. Plans, organizes and positions equipment and supplies for use in emergency conditions. Completes missions initiated within the timeframe of assigned shift with the understanding that completion of these missions may require additional work beyond normal work hours. Ensures 10 hours of rest time prior to reporting for the scheduled shift. Demonstrates knowledge of and adherence to safety procedures/standards to ensure safety of self, patient, medical personnel and equipment. Participates in all debriefings, transport/code and rapid response events.
- Responsible for maintaining professional development of self and others. Maintains clinical competence across all aspects of the Transport Services – KC scope of service including ventilator management/nitric implementation/ECMO/Trauma and skills such as IO. Maintains competence in use of systems: Epic/Teletracking/Computer-Aided Dispatch/EMS charts and other systems as indicated. Consistently participates in education sessions and Quality Council. Assists patients, families, and caregivers in the understanding and participation of the plan of care. Acts as a resource to members of the healthcare team to ensure delivery of quality patient care.
About Texas Children’s
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.
Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.