|Job Title||CCT - RN|
LifeStar Response of Maryland offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Short / Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401K and much more!
As a member of the Critical Care Response Transport Team, the Nurse, interacting with the Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician respond to all assigned calls to provide patient assessment and critical skilled nursing care and transport services to patients in a professional and efficient manner. The nurse interacts with physicians, nurses, allied health staff, the patient and family members to provide a safe and hazard free transport environment. The Nurse is ultimately responsible for supervising the care, ongoing assessment and treatment of the patient while en route to the receiving facility.
- Maintain current Maryland RN License, CPR, and ACLS certification.
- Two years critical care experience, CCRN, CEN preferred.
- Critical care patient inter-facility transfer and EMS experience is desirable.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide quality patient care utilizing critical care nursing skills, ACLS protocols, transport orders, current pharmacological knowledge and new concepts in medical treatment during transportation.
- Communicate with the transferring nurse to obtain patient report, complete nursing critical care transportation documentation en route and report any changes to the nurse upon arrival at the receiving facility.
- Utilizing the ambulance based radio/phone to communicate any changes in patient status while en route to the receiving facility. Notify dispatch of any change in priority of call based on patient status.
- Maintain knowledge of the ambulance, the location and use of all patient care equipment on the unit.
- Must maintain strict confidentiality regarding all patient information and company policies while interacting with multi-facilities.
- The nurse is not responsible for lifting the patient/stretcher into the ambulance. If required, a lift assist may be requested via dispatch.
- The Nurse is responsible for maintaining the integrity of all IV drips and delivering them at the prescribed rates.
- The Nurse is responsible for the monitoring of the IABP patient and equipment attached to the patient. The Nurse may not lift or load the IABP in or out of the ambulance.
- Shift hours may vary from four to twelve hours. Reporting early, staying late or covering on-call shifts may be required to maintain nurses on the units on a 24 hour a day, seven day a week basis to meet contract and patient needs.
- Must be able to effectively communicate with patients, family members, medical personnel, and the general public in verbal and written form.
- Must have reliable transportation, and must report to work punctually for all scheduled shifts, and in proper uniform.
- Maintaining a clean and complete uniform, personal hygiene, and professional, pleasant and polite demeanor to all persons with whom the individual comes into contact with while on duty.
- Must be available, willing and able to work when requested up to and including 60 minutes prior to the scheduled shift start time and may be dispatched an additional transport, if the employee is still on the clock up to and including their scheduled shift end time. Specific requirements are explained in the Procedure Manual.
- Completing and maintaining accurate records and documentation with regard to transport equipment inspection, supplies usage incidents and other forms of documentation inherent in the operation.
- Promote the company, perform public relations when assigned, perform standby coverage at special events, deliver medical equipment and supplies when assigned, and other details when assigned.
- Attending company meetings and educational sessions whenever possible.
- Reporting immediately to Administration any change in information provided to the company on employment records or other company records.
- In the interest of maintaining the highest level of quality patient care, safety, and efficiency of operation, it is the responsibility of each new employee to report immediately to Administration any violation of the personnel policies or procedures.
- Compliance with all provisions of the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, as well as all other company rules, regulations, directives, or instructions from supervisors.
- Must maintain confidentiality regarding all information pertaining to company policies, pricing, contract terms, 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. Due to the extremely sensitive nature of this position, this duty of strict confidentiality extends beyond the term of employment.
- Supervised by and reports to Program Manager of Critical Care.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.
While performing the duties of this job the nurse will frequently work in outside weather conditions. The nurse may be exposed to frequent interruptions and crisis situations. The nurse may encounter hostility or verbal abuse from patients or staff of other facilities and is required to maintain a professional demeanor at all times. Daily use of Standard Universal Precautions and safe handling practices is required to reduce potential for exposure to communicable diseases or hazardous materials. Every effort will be made to provide a clean, well lighted work environment in the ambulance. Every team member is expected to help maintain a clean and safe transporting environment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools. Or controls; reach with hands and arms climb or balance; stool, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to use a sense of smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.