Nurse Specialty Care Transport / EMT

Alert Ambulance Service - Lakewood, NJ

Full-time
Alert Core Requirements

Observe safety and security procedures at all times!

Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
Balances team and individual responsibilities, objective and open to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; builds positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Follows policies and procedures; observes safety and security procedures; demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
Performs all duties with the utmost professionalism, reliability and integrity.
Summary

The SCT RN / EMT is a New Jersey State licensed Registered Nurse (RN) and a NJ Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who collaborates with the multi-disciplined transport team for the safe transport of critically ill or compromised patients.

Essential Job Functions

Performs the job functions of an EMT and a SCT RN combining to make an SCT RN / EMT.
EMT Essential Job Functions

Must be able to demonstrate proficiency using a variety of patient lifting and moving devices such as: backboard, Reeves, scoop stretcher, stair chairs, ambulance stretchers, etc.
Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in driving an ambulance and / or mobility assistance vehicle.
Operates Alert Ambulance vehicles safely and professionally, in compliance with all laws and rules governing same, within CEVO-A and Alert Ambulance standards for emergency vehicle operation, and with due regard for the public.
Drives ambulance to specified location, following instructions from Communication Dept.
Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.
Responsible for thorough documentation of all aspects of transport, e.g. time, patient condition, vital signs, narrative on all services provided.
Administers emergency medical treatment to sick or injured persons in a pre-hospital setting.
Operates equipment in accordance with certification.
Provide patient care in accordance with Emergency Medical Technician certification. Examples of patient care may include: comfort and reassure patients; oxygen administration, taking blood pressures and pulses, performing CPR, administering emergency medical care within scope of practice.
Maintains vehicles and medical and communication equipment, and replenish emergency medical equipment and supplies. Decontaminates ambulance interior following treatment of patient.
Observes, records, and reports to receiving facility the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to treatment.
Coordinates patient care with other emergency medical team members as applicable.
Communicates with Alert Communication Dept. on status of assignment.
Ensures that appropriate patient medical documents accompany all transports.
Safely transfers patients to appropriate receiving personnel and provides complete report to appropriate personnel, facilitates effective transfer of care.
SCT RN Essential Job Functions

Provides nursing care as directed by medical staff in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act.
Performs the lead function of the multi-disciplinary transport team. Safely transfers patients to appropriate receiving personnel and provides complete report to appropriate personnel, facilitates effective transfer of care.
Responsible for thorough documentation on all aspects of transport, e.g. (time, patient condition, vital signs, narrative on all services provided.)
Documents all uses, storage and maintenance of drug supply, including narcotics in accordance with Federal and State regulations and Alert Ambulance policy.
Responds to assignments in a timely and professional manner, in compliance with established Alert Ambulance protocols, policies and procedures.
Responsible for routine troubleshooting, maintenance and cleaning of equipment, vehicles and nurse’s on call room at all Alert Facilities. Must promptly report all equipment failures and/or problems.
Provides inter-facility advanced life support treatment, only for Specialty Care Transports, in accordance with patient's condition, applicable standards of care, Alert Ambulance standing orders, protocols, policies, and procedures; and applicable State and Federal statutes and regulations.
Operates wireless communication devices in a professional manner, to accept and acknowledge dispatches, to obtain medical control, etc.
Must be capable of communicating via written and verbal means in the English language.
Additional duties or overtime as management may require in the daily operations of Alert Ambulance Service, Inc. and/or its affiliates.

Additional Job Functions

Assists with in-services as directed by Alert Team Leaders.
Interacts professionally at all times with team members, patients, hospital staff, etc.
Keeps all required certifications current.
Comply with all Federal, State and / or Alert mandatory annual training and continuing education.
Reporting to this position: No direct reports.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, lift, maneuver, push and or pull up to 150 lbs, balance, stoop, talk, hear with and without background noise, use all fine motor skills. Visual acuity required includes: close, color, distance, peripheral, depth, ability to adjust focus. Able to drive >75 miles daily.
Work Environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time, walking, driving and riding in company vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is constant and moderate. It is potentially an uncontrolled hazardous environment.
Required Skills / Knowledge - All items listed below are to be current, valid, or in good standing.

Education

Graduate of Accredited School of Nursing

Experience

Three (3) years Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit or Emergency Department.

Three (3) years motor vehicle driving experience.

Licenses

State of New Jersey Registered Nurse

Motor Vehicle Driving License

Certifications

NJ, PA, NY or National EMT or EMT-P Certification; Healthcare Provider CPR; ACLS

In-Service Training

Orientation Program

HIPAA

Corporate Compliance

Diversity

Meet the Fleet

Customer Service

Policy & Procedure

CEVO

Defensive Driving

Balloon Pump

Blood Borne Pathogens

Fire Safety

HAZCOM

PALS (if not already certified)

Lifting and Moving

Preferred Certifications / Skills / Knowledge

IS 100, 200, 300

CBRNE

PALS

NRP

HAZMAT

PHTLS or BTLS

CCRN, CEN, or CTRN

TNCC