In collaboration with the Neonatal Transport Manager, Transport Team Director and Medical Director, is responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and, when applicable, appropriately delegates tasks to provide optimum patient care.
Accountable for assessment and development of the medical plan of care for the air and ground inter-facility transport sick newborns in accordance to neonatal transport protocols and in collaboration with the referring and receiving physicians.
Participates in the development of guidelines for the neonatal transport service and serves as a resource for all transport team members and patient families.
Participates in NICU staff education and community outreach programs to assist caregivers in acquiring and maintaining adequate knowledge and competencies to care for sick newborns.
Evaluates and applies knowledge of age-related factors in the assessment, care, and treatment of sick newborns and communication/education for their families.
Identifies and assists with opportunities for performance improvement activities in the NICUs and with other service areas.
Accurately and completely documents all aspects of care given to the transport patient requiring transport in the transport record.
Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by taking ownership of time management, decreasing waste (of time and supplies) and promoting cost effectiveness. As requested, assists with marketing the transport service to our community.
Demonstrates the ability to be an advocate for and strive to protect the health, safety and rights of the transport patient and the family.
Interactions with patients and colleagues demonstrate compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status or cultural beliefs.
Communicates effectively with the multidisciplinary team to provide for continuity of patient care and to meet the needs of the customers we serve.
Demonstrates ability to fulfill requirements of attendance, punctuality, and timekeeping practices.
Behaviors and interactions demonstrate a positive attitude, personal initiative and motivation to achieve the goals of the Neonatal Transport Team.
To uphold the standards of the profession and organization and practice ethically and with integrity.
Other duties as assigned
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