Global Medical Response, Inc.

CCT RN

Requisition ID
2021-19793
Location
US-CA-San Diego
Company : Name
American Medical Response of San Diego Inc

Job Description

CCT Registered Nurse (AMR)

Reports To: Critical Care Transport Program Nurse Manager

Department: IFT Operations

Status: Non-Exempt

 

We are seeking compassionate and professional Registered Nurses looking for a new opportunity of delivering patient care. Critical Care Transport Nursing requires “outside of the box” thinking and strong problem-solving skills. Join our AMR team of dedicated, patient focused professionals.

 

While providing the highest quality care, the CCT Nurse performs basic and advanced life support and critical care nursing during inter-facility transports. AMR patients commonly include individuals leaving definitive observation units, Emergency Departments, or Intensive Care Units. These patients are most often transported because they require a higher level of care. The CCT Nurse functions under the standing orders of the sending Physician or the patient care guidelines, approved by the AMR Medical Director.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The CCT Transport Nurse provides direct patient care to the ill and injured during the transport and operates within the scope of a California Registered Nurse with an expanded scope as approved by AMR Medical Direction.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responds to patient care and/or critical care transport unit calls according to program protocols
  • Provides high quality routine, emergency, and critical nursing care of the patient in the transport environment in accordance with established CCT program policies, patient care guidelines, standards of care, and under the medical control of the sending Physician
  • Provides patient care within the Registered Nurse scope of practice as defined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and per the CCT patient care guidelines, utilizing critical thinking skills to manage the critically ill or injured adult or pediatric patient
  • Performs a complete assessment on each transport patient
  • Documents all assessment findings, therapeutic interventions performed, and patient responses on the electronic CCT Patient Care Record
  • Notes and documents all Physicians’ transport orders
  • Acts as a member of the Critical Care Transport Team by assisting the EMT’s in the transfer of the patient from bed to gurney and back
  • The CCT RN is responsible for the care of the patient including any emergency procedures the patient may require while under their care. These procedures may include but are not limited to CPR and emergency airway maintenance
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • The CCT RN is responsible for calculating oxygen needs and availability prior to each transport and ensuring oxygen tanks are changed as necessary
  • Completes daily/regularly scheduled transport unit equipment checks
  • Maintains equipment in working order and ensures CCT equipment is kept clean and fully stocked. Ensures all equipment is maintained through course of shift and returned in working order
  • Accurately completes supply, billing, and data collection forms as required
  • Participates in CCT Program Quality Improvement activities
  • Maintains an adequate knowledge of and complies with all company policies and procedures, codes of safe practice, and Critical Care Transport policies and patient care guidelines
  • Maintains personal knowledge of current critical care nursing practice
  • Maintains personal knowledge of current EMT and EMT-P scope of practice in California and the applicable county in which the CCT team operates
  • Completes documentation on Controlled Substances per CCT policy
  • Participates in company-wide programs such as Safety and Risk Management and Code of Conduct
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with all external and internal customers, including patient and their families, hospital staff, the community, EMT’s, ALS/BLS Operations personnel and CCT/IFT administration
  • Attends and participates in all required staff meetings and annual trainings
  • Completes CCT transport documentation per program policy
  • Maintains all required licensure and certifications in accordance with company policy
  • Represents the CCT program and AMR in a professional manner
  • Adheres to AMR CCT uniform/dress code policy. Primary uniform for CCT Nurses is a flight suit
  • Attends and maintains company EVOC training/certification if driving company vehicles
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

REGISTERED NURSE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse within California
  • Current BLS, ACLS, PALS provider status
  • TNCC, TPATC or PHTLS
  • Valid California Driver’s License
  • Driving record in compliance with AMR policy regarding insurability
  • ICS courses, please refer to link http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp

o IS-100B (ICS 100)

o IS-200B (ICS 200)

o IS-700A (NIMS)

o IS-800B (NIMS)

  • Minimum three (3) years of adult ICU RN experience within the last 5 years or four (4) years of ED / CCT / Trauma RN experience which includes the following:

o Management of the unstable patient

o Management of the patient requiring mechanical ventilator support

o Management of the patient requiring invasive hemodynamic monitoring

o Knowledge of professional nursing practice and theory

o Ability to assess, plan, organize, implement, and evaluate patient care activities

o Ability to function independently

o Ability to prioritize, delegate, and utilize critical thinking skills in a variety of patient care situations

o Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

o Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow personnel, patients and their families, hospital staff, the public, and other collaborating agencies

o Prior Paramedic experience in a busy 911 system will be considered in addition to Nursing experience

o Prior Military experience acting as Corpsmen or equivalent will be considered in addition to Nursing experience

 

REGISTERED NURSE PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Current Critical Care inter-facility transfer experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Advanced certification:

o CEN

o CCRN

o CFRN

o CTRN

o TCRN

o C-NPT

 

#EMSJOBS_PA

Upon acceptance of offer and joining the GMR family, you will be required to submit your Covid-10 vaccination status of either vaccinated or not vaccinated.

 

EEO Statement

Global Medical Response and its family of companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled

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