Under the direction of Medical Directors and Patient Care Services Transport Manager, provides comprehensive, safe and effective medical care to neonatal, pediatric and adult patients transported by the CHM Intensive Care Transport Team, PANDA One. Applies special techniques, precautions and procedures in providing basic care and responding to life-threatening situations. Conducts a comprehensive initial and ongoing assessment of patients health status to determine patients physical and emotional status, initiating appropriate intervention as needed. Utilizing the nursing process, clinical judgment and technical skills, performs routine as well as complex therapeutic and diagnostic procedures as directed by policies, protocols and medical control directive. Performs Procedures Unique to the Transport Function including: Oral Endotracheal Intubation. Maintain Oral / Nasal Endotracheal Tubes. LMA Insertion and Maintenance. Emergent Cricothirotomy. Maintenance of Tracheostomy Tubes. Effective Ambubag Mask ventilation. Initiation and maintenance of mechanical ventilation conventional and high frequency. Evaluation and administration of oxygen, nitric oxide and heliox. Conduct effective resuscitation as outlined by BLS, NRP, PALS and ACLS protocol. Establish venous access Peripheral IV insertion, External Jugular Cannulation, Femoral vein cannulation, Umbilical Vein catheterization, Intraosseous access. Interpret laboratory reports and radiographic studies. Needle decompression of Pneumothorax. Septic work-up . Defibrillation, cardio version and external pacing. Ventilator management conventional and high frequency. Coordinates, guides and monitors the work of non-nursing members of the transport team. Documents all information relative to patient care during transport; maintains all records and logs relative to patient transport. Communicates with patients, physicians, staff and referral hospital regarding the patients condition and progress. Maintains all nursing transport equipment and supplies according to procedures; assists in the evaluation of equipment and supplies for transport. Reports all problems relative to transport to the Manager of Patient Care Services Transport Team; discusses management of patient problems with appropriate CHM Transport Team Medical Directors physicians as necessary; recommends solutions as appropriate. Assist in the overall maintenance and evaluation of the transport program; attends monthly meetings to critique clinical aspects of the intensive care transport program; participates in the development of transport program policies and procedures. Participates in teaching activities related to transport for in-house and referral hospital staff in addition to identifying and providing relevant instruction to patient/family. Participates in activities and increase neonatal and pediatric critical care transport nursing knowledge, professional expertise, and the delivery of quality patient care. Establishes and maintains working relationships with other hospital personnel relative to the nursing care function. Adheres to hospital and department policies, procedures, and objectives and performs other duties as assigned.
1. Graduate from accredited School of Nursing. Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing preferred.
2. Michigan license to practice as a registered nurse.
3. Three years of pediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care or level 1 pediatric trauma experience.
4. Holds current passport or enhanced drivers license or is eligible to apply for one.
5. Required Certifications:
NRP or successful completion during orientation.
PALS or successful completion during orientation.
ACLS or successful completion during orientation.
C-NPT or successful completion within 1 year of hire date.
6. Teaching Experience preferred.
Primary Location: Detroit, Michigan
Facility: DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Rotate
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Internal Number: 1905022476
About DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan
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