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Transport Registered Nurse PRN

Company: Las Palmas Medical Center
Location: El Paso
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description: Description About Las PalmasMedical CenterLas Palmas Medical Center offerscomprehensive services and special expertise in Emergency Room Medicine (LevelIII Trauma), Cardiology, Womens Services, Labor & Delivery, NeonatalIntensive Care, Neuroscience, Pediatric care, and Wound Care Management. LasPalmas Medical Center is also the only Kidney Transplant Center in the Region.Las Palmas Rehabilitation Hospital is a separate facility with newly renovatedpatient rooms, exercise equipment and cafeteria. The physicians, nurses andstaff at our 325-bed facility are committed to caring for our community withcompassionate, quality healthcare.BenefitsWe offer an excellent totalcompensation package, for various positions including competitive salary,excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team andyour ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTOmedical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement,employee discount program, Student Loan Assistance Program, employee stockpurchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantasticopportunity.POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the assessment, treatment,management, control, diagnostic evaluation, and care of patients during thetransport process under the direction of Director, Administrative Director, andMedical Director of the transport team. Collaborates with other professionalsto ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement ofdesired patient outcomes and can function autonomously in an advanced clinicalrole with responsibilities in the areas of clinical care, leadership,education, consultation and research. Contributes to the provision of qualitycare through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positiveoutcomes in patient care.Assistmanagement in the development of systems, processes and programs to improvequality of patient care and increase nursing efficiency throughout the transportprocess. Develops, coordinates, and monitors unit preceptor program incollaboration with transport team administration. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Providescomprehensive nursing care of a critically ill neonate, infant, pediatricand/or maternal patient in the transport environment using transport protocols.Initiates, monitors and maintains mechanically ventilated patients to includethe administration of respiratory care treatments.Completes admission interview/assessment accurately upon arrival at the referring facility.Documents patient assessment consistently, completely and accurately.Formulates nursing diagnosis, evaluates outcome, revises care and summarizes rationale behind nursing interventions based on transport protocols.Safely and correctly administers medications and IV therapyCarries out appropriate interventions based on identified changes in patient condition.Evaluates plan of care to determine need for modification.Integrates available resources into patient plan of care.Provides clinical support to referring hospital staff.Interacts effectively with team members.Communicates effectively and accurately with the LPDS Healthcare Pediatric Intensivist, Neonatologist and MFM throughout the transport.Communicates effectively and accurately with the nursing staff and physicians of all referring facilities. Provides a call back to each referring facility after each transport to update the staff, physician, as well as the family of the patient.Assists in weekly follow up of each patient transported to the referring facilities and physicians.Technical/skill requirements and responsibilitiesspecific to the transport environment:Assumes responsibility for the procurement and maintenance of transport supplies and equipment.Assumes responsibility for communicating with the referring facility and the physician on call to decide, based on predetermined guidelines, the mode of transport- ground or air.Maintains competency in usage of all transport related equipment and supplies.Maintains competency concerning all protocols for ground and air transport.Maintains competency (biannually) in ambulance, helicopter, and fixed wing aircraft safety as well as competency caring for patients in those environments. Assumes responsibility for knowing all transport protocols and is able to independently manage the care of the transported neonatal, infant, pediatric and maternal based on these medical protocols.Functions as a team leader in the absence of a MD and coordinates care. The transport nurse is also responsible for setting the example and fostering an environment of teamwork within the group of team members present to include RN, RT, MD, ambulance staff, helicopter staff, and referring facility staff.As a member of the team, the transport nurse may be required to be on call as needed to ensure adequate transport coverage.Maintains competency and trains team leaders to perform in house transports: CT, MRI, UGI, etc..Maintains competency in attending high-risk deliveries.Performs therapeutic procedures utilizing expanded skills as per protocols and competency-based training.Leadership/Education Participates in outreach education. Actively participates in teaching opportunities and/or supports team members who choose to teach within the program or community. Participates in education/orientation of new transport team members, unit team leaders, and units as needed Functions as a resource for the NICU, PICU, L&D, and Emergency DepartmentIncorporates new educational information into daily care.Assists in the identification of educational needs of staff.Teaches, support, and nurtures new employees to afford every opportunity for success of the individual and the program.Maintains NRP, PALS, ACLS and BLS certification, STABLE, and Critical Care CertificationsMaintains current and in depth knowledge of neonatal, PICU and maternal standards of practice and all transport protocols.Completes unit specific and transport team specific competency requirements. Qualitymanagement/process improvement.Recognizes quality assurance as a tool for improving patient care and documentationParticipates in quality assurance activities related to transports by collecting and analyzing QI data.Demonstrates understanding of policies/procedures by incorporating these into patient care. REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS Licensed as RN topractice in the state of Texas BCLS ACLS ENPC Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course; 1 yeargrace from date of hire/transfer STABLE TNCC Trauma Nursing CoreCourse; 1 year grace from date of hire/transfer NRP Neonate Resuscitate PALS C-NPT Neo Ped Transport;24 months grace from date of hire/transfer REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Diploma, Associate orBSN Three years experience as a Registered Nurse inNeonatal, Pediatric, Adult, and/or Emergency Critical Care Areas. PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION,EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES CCRN PNCCT TNATC CTRN CFRN Critical Care TransportExperience SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES Reads and writes BasicEnglish. Ability to move inexcess of 50 pounds with assistance from staff. Ability to listen,empathize and respond to patients, families, internal and external partners,managerial and employee needs.

Keywords: Las Palmas Medical Center, El Paso , Transport Registered Nurse PRN, Healthcare , El Paso, Texas

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