Achieves and maintains proficient knowledge of transport team Patient Care Guidelines (PCGs).
Maintains currency and documentation of prescribed education, certifications and licensures.
Assists and performs daily inventory of equipment on ambulance, aircraft, in storerooms and equipment bags.
Maintains thorough patient care documentation according to the standard outlined by department and entity policy.
Utilizes transport and critical care equipment in a competent manner.
Performs or assists with Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills during patient care including but not limited to: initiation of PIV/IO/UVC; managing IV fluids (including blood products); naso/oral/pharyngeal suctioning; insertion of NG/OG tubes; needle thoracotomy; and insertion/maintenance of an endotracheal tube or LMA.
Maintains an awareness of current issues related to transport medicine through participation in professional activities, i.e. national, state legislative-elected or appointed.
Participates/attends in-house education, outreach education, department process improvement projects, undertakes and maintains projects to include research and publishing opportunities.
Acts as a preceptor and/or participates in orientation of new employees and students as assigned.
Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing
Three years' registered nurse experience in critical care
Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
Constant standing and walking.
Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.