Critical Care Transport Registered Nurse
At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Skills / Requirements
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.
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
Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Proficiencies: MS Word, Personal Computer
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical Abilities, Mathematics, Medical Terminology Knowledge
Work Schedule: Flexible, Holidays, Weekends