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Under general supervision, assumes 24-hour accountability to
plan and provide direct professional nursing care for specified
patients throughout the entire episode of service delivery as
defined by population and unit. Provides nursing services to
patients and families in accordance with the standards of practice
of a professional nurse, CT Children's policies & procedures, TJC,
and State & federal regulations. Provides comprehensive, safe, and
effective care during the transportation of critically ill infants
On a daily basis, demonstrates clinical expertise and uses the
nursing process to provide safe, appropriate patient care to a
defined patient population according to CCMC and unit policies and
standards. Maintains position specific skills and competencies and
completes required ongoing education as needed.
Functions in the Emergency Department to the level of a primary
Functions as a primary responder in hospital for Code Blue,
Medical Emergency Team activations, Rapid Response Team
Provides assistance in a float nurse/assistant role to the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and inpatient medical-surgical
areas as appropriate.
Maintains critical care transport including:
- IV placement (expert/role model)
- IO placement
- Advanced airway management including intubation and adjunct
- Arterial puncture
- Hemodynamic monitoring
- Ventilator management
- Preparation, infusion, and titration of vasoactive, sedative,
and analgesic medications
Completes all required documentation in a timely manner,
according to CCMC policies and standards; necessary information is
effectively communicated to all members of the health care
Utilizes effective communication skills while interacting with
other team members, healthcare professionals, referring and
receiving facility staff, patients, and families.
PATIENT/FAMILY PARTNERSHIP & EDUCATION:
Partners with child and family in evaluating outcomes.
Monitors, trends, and evaluates patient/family responses to
Provides appropriate education to patients and families
regarding all aspects of care according to CCMC policies and
standards; supports the
organization's efforts to patient/family education.
The Transport Nurse is the designated team leader during
transport episodes, and will provide direct supervision to the EMS
crew and any other team member configured for the patient's care
Delegates duties and tasks associated with patient care to
clinical staff according to hospital policy and their scope of
As assigned, contributes to the leadership of the unit by
participating in the professional development of others through
Supports the unit/department's work productivity and resource
Participates in team based and organizational quality
Theory, principles, techniques and practice of professional
State regulations regarding nursing practice.
Clinical standards of care. Documentation and patient record
policies and standards.
Teaching techniques. Identification of learning needs and
provision of patient/family education.
Developmental and population-specific patient & family
assessment techniques and how to apply.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to
work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse
Basic proficiency in utilization of personal computers in
networked Windows-based health care environment to access related
software applications; locate, open, edit and print files and
information utilized by the unit. Use of Internet as research
- Must possess a degree from an accredited nursing program for
registered nurses. BSN preferred. If ADN, must acquire BSN within 3
years of hire.
- 3+ years of experience in a critical care nursing environment
(ED, PICU, NICU, ICU, CICU) preferred.