Northern Light Health TRANSPORT MEDICINE RN in Presque Isle, Maine

GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT//MISSION STATEMENT: A Transport Medicine RN is a staff nurse who has received specialized training to meet the needs of critical patients, both in-house patients and patients being transported (by air or by ground) to a tertiary care center. This person must be adequately prepared by experience and training to care for cases ranging in acuity from non-urgent to life-threatening and from minor injuries to major trauma. S/he must demonstrate an ability to cope with extreme emergent situations while remaining calm, and demonstrate recognition of the value and dignity of the individual without regard to the nature of the illness/injury or the circumstances leading to it. The Transport Medicine RN is part of a team, providing a service that may be needed at any given moment.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Current Maine Registered Nurse License/ license eligible.

AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Will be required to work one twelve (12) hour clinical shift along with one twelve (12) hour call shift on a weekly basis.

  2. Must be available for weekend and holiday shifts on an equitable basis.

EDUCATION SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

* Required*:

  1. Current BLS and ACLS certification within 3 months of hire

  2. Current PALS certification or equivalent critical care pediatric training within 3 months of hire

  3. Current TNCC certification or equivalent trauma care training within 6 months of hire.

  4. UMBC CCEMPT certification or equivalent within 6 months of hire.

  5. Evidence of competence through animal lab or hospital-based supervised clinical experience in the following cognitive or psychomotor skills by the completion of orientation:

a. Needle decompression

b. Retrograde intubation/Melker catheter insertion

c. Transport mechanical ventilator and IV pump operation

d. Management of Swan and arterial lines

e. Chest radiograph gross interpretation to confirm ETT, Swan, NG, placement

f. Advanced vascular access skills such as intra-osseous

g. Advanced airway (assessment, sedation, King Airway Device, RSI)

  1. Skilled in the care of emergency/critical patients preferred.

  2. Skilled in the use of routine emergency/critical care equipment preferred

  3. Good interpersonal skills and adherence to the Standards of Behavior are essential.

Preferred:

  1. A minimum of three years experience in critical care nursing is preferred.

  2. Current UMBC- Pediatric certification or equivalent training within 6 months