Critical Care Transport Nurse - 10K Student Loan Repayment - Emergency Center - LBJ Hospital - Full-Time - Day
Harris Health System
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 156672
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.
Degrees: 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) Writing/Correspondence Writing/Reports
Proficiencies: MS Word, Personal Computer
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical Abilities, Mathematics, Medical Terminology Knowledge
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.