• Registered Nurse - Experienced, Transport Team (Sign on bonus available)

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/15/2018 2:47 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Transport Nurse is an experienced, professional nurse who is responsible for the stabilization and organized transport of critically ill patients for Lurie Children’s. As an extension of this responsibility, the Transport Nurse triages and facilitates requests for patient transfer from referring hospitals. The Transport Nurse is responsible for the development of educational programs. Customer service, communication and public relations are key aspects of this position.


    Nursing Process:

    1. Obtains and records a realistic assessment of the patient's health status through interview, physical exam, records, reports, and consultations, which is accurate and comprehensive.
    2. Triages request for transport/transfer. Facilitates admitting medical service, bed placement and determines the appropriate mode of transport (ALS/BLS/Transport Team). Works collaboratively with the referring hospital to this end.
    3. Determines the team composition, equipment needed, and the mode of transportation for safe and expedient transport based on protocol and the immediate/potential physical condition of the patient.
    4. Formulates a plan of care related to identified patient problems and prioritizes appropriate stabilization measures based upon patient assessment and protocol. Recommends appropriate stabilization measures for referring facility to initiate.  Plan includes planning for potential emergency situations and addresses the desired outcomes of transport.
    5. Implements nursing interventions and protocol measures consistent with the plan of care to include participation and education of the patient and family as well as the referring healthcare team as appropriate.
    6. Evaluates the patient's progress through continuous observation and assessment of responses to interventions, treatments, and therapies.
    7. Revises the plan of care according to changes in patient needs.
    8. Accurately documents assessment, actions taken, and the patient's response to illness, intervention, transport and teaching.


    Provide staffing in the Transport Communications Center:

    1. Triages and facilitates request for patient transfer.
    2. Dispatches the team.
    3. Maintains communication between the referring and receiving facilities.
    4. Maintains communication and obtains patient update from ground and air transport services.
    5. Monitors inclement weather and informs team.
    6. Duties as assigned.


    1. Maintains transport equipment and instrumentation in good working order and a constant state of readiness.
    2. Correctly utilizes the appropriate equipment as indicated by the patient assessment and plan of care.
    3. Evaluates new equipment and provides input into the budget.
    4. Establishes and maintains a safe and therapeutic environment in which to provide optimum care and transport.
    5. Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and transport.
    6. Strives to anticipate and appropriately manage risks.


    1. Current licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Illinois. Bachelor’s degree in nursing required, Associates degree in nursing may be approved with CNO approved
    2. Three years pediatric and/or neonatal critical care required.  Equivalent experience may be considered.
    3. Demonstrates leadership qualities and capacity for independent judgment and action as evident in performance appraisals.
    4. Demonstrates ability to educate and effectively communicate with patients/families, physicians, and hospital staff.
    5. Basic Life Support Certification required. PALS/NRP/ACLS/TNCC preferred and will be required in the first year. Pass a neonatal exam in the first year.
    6. Capable of performing MEDIUM WORK. Must be able to carry 40 pounds at a time, with frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds. Requires good overall physical health and body agility to enter/exit ambulance, helicopter and fixed wing aircraft. Frequently required to lift; push; pull equipment and patients.
    7. SIGN ON BONUS available


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