The transport neonatal registered nurse or respiratory therapist is responsible for the care of infants being transported from referring facilities to Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital (PSL) and for infants transported from PSL to other facilities. The RN/RT must be educated in in-flight and ambulance treatment modalities, altitude physiology, general aircraft and ambulance safety, and emergency procedures. Utilizes the nursing process for assessment, diagnosis, planning and implementation and evaluation of patient care. Documents the patient's response to interventions and outcomes. Collaborates with referral team , AirLife, physicians, and the transport Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) in the planning and delivery of care. Demonstrates leadership abilities through nursing judgment, decision making and problem solving skills. Acts as an advocate for clients/family members and referral team. Maintains a professional demeanor through conduct, appearance and communication.
Current Colorado Registered Nurse License or Current respiratory therapist licensure Current BCLS, NRP, and PALS certification required at time of hire.
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, B.S.N. preferred.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado.
Must be certified in BLS, PALS, NRP upon hire and maintain throughout employment.
STABLE, ENPC and NCC (core certifications) are highly desirable. Must have Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Certification offered through NCC within 2 years of hire.
: Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Program. Licensed as a Respiratory Therapist in the state of Colorado. Must be BLS, PALS, NRP upon hire and maintain throughout employment. STABLE and ACLS certifications are highly desirable. Must have Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Certification offered through NCC within 2 years of hire.
Five years acute care / neonatal Level III specialty nicu care at a minimum. Neonatal critical care transport experience preferred. Able to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of neonatal critical care transport.
Other Job Requirements:
Must be able to work in highly dynamic environment with exposure to noise, vibration and weather extremes. Must be able to wear Night Vision Goggles (NVG's) and helmets for extended periods of time in flight. The weight of each helmet is approximately 3.64 pounds with the additional weight of the NVG's of 1.84 pounds.
Demonstrates good organizational skills. Provides safe and appropriate patient care within the Standards of Nursing Practice at AirLife. Displays appropriate judgment and problem solving skills. Communicates positively and professionally with all internal and external customers.
II. Degree of Supervision Required:
Able to work independently and autonomously under strict medical policies and procedures with minimal support or supervision.
III. Orientation Period
: Based on experience and continuous assessment of progress by Director, Assistant Director/Chief Flight Nurse, Assistant chief flight nurse, Educators, NNP’s and Medical Director. Orientation ranges between 12-16 weeks. Orientation includes formal department orientation.
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