|Job Title||Critical Care Transport RN|
|Location||San Leandro, CA|
|Reports to||Director of Operations|
|Shifts hiring||Part-time, Full-time, Night Shift, Weekends, Per Diem|
The purpose of the position is to serve as a Critical Care Transport (CCT) RN and ensure that superior patient care is provided consistently with Royal Ambulance’s Mission, Values and Quality Standards while consistently meeting all local and State requirements.
Roles, Functions and Responsibilities:
- Identify patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
- Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional and psychological support to patients, friends, and families.
- Promote patient awareness by establishing patient care goals, teaching patient and family in regards to illness or disease process and treatment rendered while in the care of the CCT team.
- Assure quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; make or recommend necessary adjustments by collaborating with team members and multidisciplinary members; stay current with CCT guidelines and required in-services, training and staff meetings.
- Formulate a plan of care.
- In compliance with the guidelines of the critical care transport practices and procedures set forth by the state.
- Quickly and effectively deal with any and all potentially life-threatening situations that may occur before and during transport to increase the likelihood of a positive patient outcome.
- Maintain nursing supplies inventory by checking and recording stock daily to ensure inventory level; use supplies and equipment as needed to accomplish job results.
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; review professional publications; and attend all required in-services, quarterly staff meetings, and skills training.
- Establish and maintain positive relationships with specialty transport teams, EMTs, administration and ancillary personnel in outlying hospitals.
- Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information and responding to requests, building rapport and participating in team problem-solving methods.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Capable of performing general and advanced procedural nursing duties.
- Must be a “self-starter” and assertively take on challenging responsibilities and hold self ultimately accountable for results and performance.
- Must have superb diagnostic and clinical skills. Able to obtain an excellent history, perform an extensive physical and formulate a treatment plan while including the team members.
- Have extensive knowledge of the uses, dosages and side effects of medications as they apply to different disease states.
- Able to assess clinically whether or not a medication is effective.
- Promote team spirit and work collaboratively with others in the medical team.
- Exhibit excellent multi-tasking skills. Able to prioritize and perform a variety of concurrent tasks with minimal direction.
- Must have excellent, in-depth knowledge of physiological functions and processes as they relate to issues of patient care.
- Display professionalism, compassion, and sound medical practice when dealing with challenging situations.
- Knowledge of EMS principles and practices is a plus
- Knowledge of laws and ordinances pertaining to EMS is a plus
- Oral and written communication skills
- Skilled in problem solving
- Ability to confront conflict effectively and formulate collaborative resolutions
- Ability to collaborate and influence peers to work toward continuous quality improvement (CQI)
- Skilled in using computers and related software applications
- Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment
- Possess excellent Customer Service skills
- Must be able to work under pressure and maintain confidentiality
- Registered Nurse
- Must be currently licensed by the California State Board of Nursing with no violations or restrictions.
- Must be currently certificated in:
- Possess a current and valid American Heart Association CPR card (Heartcode BLS)
- BTLS or PHTLS
- PALS or PEPP
- Prefer any additional combinations of certifications including, but not limited to:
- If CEN/CCRN certified, completion of a written/practical exam/oral board must be completed.
- Must successfully complete EVOC.
- A minimum of one (1) year of critical care experience (ER, ICU) and proven experience in a supervisory or training role.