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Job Title Registered Nurse - Care CA
Location Care Ambulance of California
Department Operations
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Per Diem


 

Job Code:

19115

Pay Status/FLSA Code:

Non-Exempt

Position Title:

Registered Nurse

Reports To:

Nurse Manager

Job Family:

Critical Care Transport

Reviewed & Updated:

January 2021

 

Position Summary:  

Provides direct patient care in the transportation of patients acting under the California Nurse Practice Act, AACN, JACHO guidelines, ACLS and PALS protocol, and Company Policy and Procedures.     

Essential Functions:             

  • Rapid response to patient care and/or critical calls, providing the critically ill or injured patient with intensive nursing care, monitoring and emergency intervention during ambulance transports

 

  • Maintain equipment in working order and inventory/restock supplies at beginning and end of every shift

 

  • Perform rapid physical assessments with frequent reassessing and interventions as needed

 

  • Recognition of life threatening conditions and perform basic and/or advanced life support measures as required

 

  • Skillful utilization/operation of CCT equipment and other special equipment

 

  • Responsible for complete and accurate documentation of nurse’s notes and physician orders

 

  • Obtain copies of all patient transport records and x-rays

 

  • Facilitate and participate in developing a productive working relationship with co-workers, physicians, and representatives from other agencies/facilities

 

  • Direct CCT team members appropriately

 

  • Consistently meet all criteria for professional growth with continuing education and job requirements
  • Maintain an understanding of current policies and procedures
  • Deliver excellent customer service
  • Responsible for adhering to all company policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as required

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years recent experience in critical/emergency care; preferably 5 years experience or more.
  • Thorough working knowledge of critical care transport skills 
  • Knowledge of medical terminology / analytical skills
  • Independent work skills.  The ability to give clear, concise directions by phone or radio.  Work efficiently under pressure. 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills

 

Education Requirements:  

The individual in this position must possess the following education requirements:

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university and life history equivalent. 
  • Possess California State licensure as a Registered Nurse. 

Physical Requirements:  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to maintain adequate physical conditioning to be able to perform job duties.  Job duties are often performed at high stress levels requiring employee to function effectively and independently while maintaining good working relationships with partners, patients, and customers.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Regularly: Required to use hands to perform medical procedures and assessments, reach with hands and arms, and speak, see and hear. 

Frequently: Lift and/or move up to 125 pounds, sit, stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and smell. 

Cognitive/Psychosocial Requirements:

The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Occasionally: Memorization, critical judgment, problem solving.

Frequently: Simple and complex mathematic skills, reasoning, ability to read, interpret and correspond in various written communication formats.

Constantly: Logic, ethical judgment and reasoning, active listening skills, decision making, ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats.

 

Clinical Requirements:

  • Possess certifications in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) at the health care provider level, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Thorough working knowledge of critical care transport skills including ventilator management in the transport setting.
  • May be required during employment to obtain: Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC), Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) or Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).
  • Preferred: Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) certification by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) by the Emergency Nurses Association, or other critical care specialty certification (CFRN, CTRN, etc.). 

Equipment Operated:

The individual in this position must be familiar with using the following equipment to perform the essential functions of this job.

Occasionally: Fax machine, copy machine, calculator

Frequently: Printer, telephone, and scanner

Constantly: Computer/electronic tablet

Working Conditions:

The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Occasionally: Exposure to infectious organisms and agents, exposure to toxic chemicals.

Frequently: Physical and emotional stamina, heavy lifting and extrication in multiple scenarios.

Constantly: Ability to work as a team member with staff members and other agencies, legible documentation, sensory skills to differentiate clinical findings, visual and auditory acuity.

Environmental Conditions:

Except where appropriate and conducive to accomplishing the goals and objectives of a particular task (such as in an emergency situation) the RN will work in a well-lighted area that is ventilated and is as physically and psychologically innocuous as possible under the conditions which exist at a particular time.  Because the essential function of the job of RN may require exposure to hazardous materials as well as infectious waste, diseases, odors and other situations associated with health care, including but not limited to exposure to AIDS, HIV and Hepatitis B viruses involving environmental conditions will fluctuate. To be qualified for the position of RN, an applicant/employee will have the ability to work in an environment conducive to caring for patients, with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to self or others.

The RN regularly works in outside weather and is regularly exposed to wet or dry conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat. The RN frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles (potential exposure to communicable diseases, blood-borne and airborne pathogens), toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The statements in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to the classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  This document in no way constitutes a contract of employment.  Care Ambulance reserves the right to modify job descriptions, policies or any other procedural documents at any time, for any reason without prior notice.

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