Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
The Lyndon B Johnson (LBJ) Emergency Center (EC) Critical Care Transport Nurse (CCTN) serves as a frontrunner of the multi-disciplinary critical care transport team (CCT) and coordinates the execution of an immediate critical care response encompassing detection, activation, assessment, stabilization, disposition and evaluation of acutely ill patients who ultimately require a safe on-ground transfer from one health care facility to another. During transport, the CCTN functions to assess, monitor, intervene, and stabilize critically ill patients during transport in consultation with the LBJ EC faculty and under the direction of the Harris Health System Emergency Medical System (EMS) medical director. The CCTN facilitates team huddles, debriefings and evaluation of the CCT transports as well as contributes to quality and performance improvement initiatives in conjunction with ongoing education and training to staff. The CCTN serves as a clinical expert and consultant to support the healthcare system in providing patient-centered, culturally-competent, outcome-focused critical care transports while aligning practice with nursing professional rules and regulations, state and national EMS accreditation standards, and organizational policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of Nursing Degree OR Associate Degree in Nursing with a Bachelor of Science
Master's Degree in Nursing preferred

Licenses & Certifications:
Registered Nurse; Licensed to practice professional nursing in the state of Texas
NIHSS Stroke certification, ACLS, PALS, TNCC and Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) or Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN) or Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) AND Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN); Certification within one year of hire.

Work Experience: Three (3) years of Emergency Center or ICU experience that includes 4000 critical care hours

Management Experience: One (1) year of Critical Care Lead experience;Emergency Center or Intensive Care

Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)

Proficiencies: MS Word, Personal Computer

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical Abilities, Mathematics, Medical Terminology Knowledge

Work Schedule: Flexible, Holidays, Weekends

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