The VitaLink Critical Care Transport Nurse provides high quality patient care and safe medical transport to sick and injured patients in all age groups. Uses an interdisciplinary model to work with the AirLink/VitaLink Staff Paramedic and other appropriate medical personnel to establish and prioritize a plan of care. This plan of care for each patient will be consistent with approved treatment protocols, policies and procedures.
1.Collaborates with team and initiates care plan based on patient assessment and significant other input/data. Continuously reviews and revises plan as needed per patient’s condition. Maintains thorough patient care documentation.
2.Operates and maintains the vehicle in a safe, efficient manner, obeying all traffic laws. Properly inspects the medical supplies/equipment (also inspects the vehicle in the absence of a VitaLink EMT) and initiates appropriate actions based on inspections. Maintains ambulance in a continuous state of readiness.
3.Completes daily base duties as well as all mandatory education/training. Stays current with NHRMC and department specific communications (i.e. emails, staff meetings, communication boards, etc.)
4.Promotes team effort and unity when working with the Regional Transfer Center, other members of NHRMC and external organizations.
5.Annually continues personal development to enhance practice and profession.
6.Organizes and performs work effectively and efficiently, completing all paperwork within required time frames.
7.May perform moderate or waived point of care testing per CLIA and CAP guidelines.
8.Consistently demonstrates professional behavior and performs proactive interventions which support theMission, Vision and Values of NHRMC and this department. Responds to patient complaints.
9.Will occasionally provide backup service to the Field Operations Division, which may include participation in the MPI plan.