Donald Martens & Sons Ambulance Services Critical Care Transport Registered Nurse in Brooklyn, Ohio

Summary:

As a member of the Mobile Intensive Care Transport Team, the Registered Nurse, interacting with the Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician, responds to all assigned calls to provide patient assessment and critical skilled nursing care and transport services to patients in a professional, safe and efficient manor. Interacts daily with physicians, nurses, allied health staff, patients and family members. The nurse is responsible for supervising the care, ongoing assessment, and treatment of the patient while en route to the receiving facility.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Maintain a current RN License, CPR and ACLS certifications.

  • Two years critical care experience, CCRN, CEN preferred

  • EMS experience with critical care transport desired

  • PALS and NRP a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality patient care utilizing critical care nursing skills, ACLS protocol, transport orders, current pharmacological knowledge, and new concepts in medical treatment during transport.

  • Communicate with the transferring facility to obtain patient report.

  • Complete nursing critical care documentation en route and relay report with any changes to the receiving facility upon arrival.

  • Communicating any change in patient condition while en route to receiving facility and notifying dispatch of any change in call priority.

  • Maintain knowledge of the ambulance, the location, use and maintenance of all patient care equipment on the unit.

  • Must follow HIPAA and company privacy policies regarding all patient information while interacting with multiple facilities.

  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of all medications, including IV drips and delivering the appropriate dosages.

  • Shift hours may vary. Reporting early, staying late or covering on-call shifts may be required to staff our units 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet our contractual and patient needs.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, family members, medical personnel, and the public in written or verbal form.

  • Must have reliable transportation and report to work punctually for all scheduled shifts.

  • Maintain a clean and complete uniform with good personal hygiene.

  • Exhibit a pleasant and polite demeanor while on duty and represent our company in a professional manor at all times.

  • Willing and able to work when requested up to and including 60 minutes prior to scheduled start time and may be dispatched an additional transport up to and including their scheduled end time.

  • Completing and maintaining accurate documentation with regards to transport equipment inspection, supply and medication usage, and incidents.

  • Promote the company, perform public relations, provide standby coverage at special events, deliver medical equipment, and other details when assigned to.

  • Attend company meetings and educational sessions whenever possible.

  • Provide administration with all up to date employee record information.

  • Report any procedure or policy violations to administration immediately.

  • Comply with all provisions of the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual as well with al company policies, rules, regulations, and directives.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all company information including, but not limited to, company policies, pricing, contract terms, trade marks, trade secrets, competitive information, strategic information, patient data, forms, manuals, charts, employee data, or any other sensitive or confidential information obtained while employed by or pertaining to the company, it’s employees, business information, or patients. This duty of strict confidentiality extends beyond the terms of employment.

  • Supervised and reports to the Program Manager of Critical Care.

Language Skills:

  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondences.

  • Be able to speak effectively before groups, customers and employees

Mathematical Skills:

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

  • Ability to accurately calculate IV drips, boluses, and medication administration

Reasoning Skills:

  • Work effectively through each patient scenario.

  • Trouble shoot functioning of all patient care devices

  • Problem solving

  • Interpretation of instructions in written, oral or scheduled form.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sit, stand, walk, climb and balance

  • Dexterity

  • Hand-eye coordination

  • Reach, kneel, crouch and crawl

  • Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Working Environment:

While performing your duties, you are frequently exposed to unfavorable weather conditions, frequent interruptions, crisis situations, hostile patients, staff, or family members. You must maintain a professional demeanor at all times. Use of Standard Universal Precautions and safe handling practices are required with every patient to reduce exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials. Every effort will be made to provide a clean, well lit work area in the ambulance. It is the crew’s responsibility to clean the ambulance and to change linen after every call.