The transport nurse must provide professional nursing care to all patients utilizing the nursing process.
The transport nurse must collaborate with other members of the health care delivery team within TWHT and in the community to deliver quality health care.
The transport nurse must show the ability to assess and reassess critical patients in emergency settings.
The transport nurse is responsible for knowledge of patient responses, side effects, proper dosages, and accepted practices in emergent transport for their patient population.
The transport nurse is also responsible for knowledge pertaining to the use of all transport equipment that is and may be used on a transport and all skills that are and might be used on transport.
Participates in the development of guidelines for neonatal transport care and serves as a resource for the neonatal unit staff members and patient’s family.
Participates in educational and outreach programs with the purpose of continually improving the quality of neonatal transport team processes and services.
Demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process.
Participates and cooperates in the Transport Performance Improvement Process.
Supports, maintains and provides an environment which is supportive of quality patient care through effective use of resources and personnel.
Practices and develops customer service skills in enhancing relationships with internal and external customers.
Serves as the patient and family advocate with respect to the patients’ right to privacy by protecting confidential information.
Utilizes knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and emergency procedures to provide safe and effective patient care during transport.
Evaluates and documents patient response; monitors and recognizes changes in physiological and psychosocial status; takes appropriate action based on assessment of the patient.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
Diploma in Nursing or BSN
Current RN license in Texas, NRP, S.T.A.B.L.E certification.
Candidate must be certified in specialty upon hire or attain certification within 1 year of hire.