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Transport Team RN-Sr. Prof BSN NICU (Hbg)

  • Job ID: 069529614
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Neonatal ICU
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $33.17 to $46.71 / hour


Transport Team RN NICU (HBG):
The Transport nurse is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team. The Transport Nurse, BSN is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Transport Nurse , BSN has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of care for patients when a physician is remote form the field. The Transport Nurse,BSN manages and provides patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication and collaboration with all team members. The role of the Transport Nurse,BSN encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The Transport Nurse, BSN establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The Transport Nurse ,BSNdemonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession



  • Demonstrates a passion for developing others, enthusiastically offers self and expertly able to educate members of referring hospital staff as well as being an expert preceptor for new staff . Analyzes clinical and behavioral situations, identifying learning opportunities to improve patient care practices. Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement. Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, and offering self for outreach education.
  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing practice by serving as a recognized leader in one or more of the following areas: clinical expertise, teacher, specialized resource nurse, and/or evidence based practice. Consistently gives appropriate feedback to all members of the health care team and participates in the nursing peer review process. Functions as a team leader when a physician is not present on the transport. Assess patients following written protocols, communicate to CHP and referring staff, and formulates a plan of care. Exercise independent judgment when sudden clinical changes occur. Effectively deals with parents and referring hospital staff.
  • Based on established protocols formulates and initiates a plan of care for patients when a physician is not present on transport. Practices solid communication skills, and is able to articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and unit practices. Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers. Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work. Able to effectively deal with parents and referring hospital staff as part of the care team.
  • Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace. Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life through prioritization and delegation of responsibilities.
  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement. Applies evidence based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. Serves on or leads teams that launch innovations in patient care or support a healthy workforce. Looks for opportunities to improve out comes by examining and instituting new Best Practices.
  • This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!  If you are an experienced Registered Nurse, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC! Sign-On Bonus Details:

    ·        $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over 1 year of experience



Diploma in Professional Nursing Minimum 2 years pediatric/or neonatal or ED critical care experience in order to acquire an advanced comprehensive of physiology, pathophysiology and psychology of the child. CCRN or CNPT (credentialed in Neonatal/Pediatric Transport) certification required. CHP Trauma course within 6 months of hire. NALS, PALS within 1 year of hire. Annual Project Required. Special skills and Abilities Required: Analytical ability necessary to assess and evaluate parent's condition and utilize the nursing process and professional judgment in planning and providing comprehensive care to patients according to the child's functional development level. Ability to integrate patient related data from various sources into the plan of care and appraisal of condition. Completion of requirements needed to function in the transport nurse's advanced clinical role. This includes didactic, clinical and OR rotation. Ability to successfully complete a clinical written test with 85% or better competency. Successfully complete Operating Room clinical rotation for airway management. Knowledge to perform the following procedures: endotracheal intubation, intraosseous cannulation, needle thoracotomy, tapping a VP shunt, umbilical vein cannulation and advanced surgical airways if needed. All applicants for employment as a member of the Transport Team Flight Program must meet specific requirements: a) Height may not exceed 6 ft. 2 in. b) Weight may not exceed 240 lb. - hired before January 1, 2000. c) Weight may not exceed 210 lb. - if hired after January 1, 2000.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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