The Clinical Supervisor, CTACC Emergency Transport, reports to the Program Director and Medical Director. The individual is responsible for the daily operational management of emergency transport services of The George Washington University Hospital. He/She maintains clinical competencies and regularly works as a Transport Nurses Specialist on the critical care ground transport team.
At least 2 years of leadership experience preferred
Previous critical care transport experience and or/leadership preferred
Minimum of three years critical care experience (ICU and/or Emergency Department) OR two years in a high volume (>50K visits/year) tertiary care ICU/Emergency Department, OR two years of recent critical care transport experience as a team leader
American Heart Association BLS and ACLS
American Heart Association PALS (successful completion within 3 months of hire)
NRP (successful completion within 12 months of hire)
TNCC, TPATC, or ATCN (successful completion within 6 months of hire with equivalent experience)
One advanced nursing certification: CEN, CCRN, CTRN, or CFRN (successful completion within 12 months of hire)
Current and unrestricted RN licensure in DC, MD, and VA. Compact licensure may replace Maryland and/or Virginia RN licensure
Successful completion of a comprehensive critical care transport orientation program provided by The George Washington University Hospital
Participation in clinical training, didactic education, research, and continuous quality improvement activities is mandatory; this includes departmental and hospital requirements. TNS training includes regularly scheduled simulation and skill labs where invasive procedures such as endotracheal intubation, chest wall decompression, cricothyroidotomy, pericardiocentesis, and central line insertion are taught. Other teaching environments such as ED, ICU, and OR will also be utilized
Successful completion of the Nurse Career Battery (Only for employees hired for/or promoted into Registered Nurse position after October 15, 2008)
Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
Effective interpersonal skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to adapt to multiple and changing priorities
Ability to conceptualize the patient flow process and its impact at the unit and hospital level
Demonstrates expert clinical acumen, critical thinking skills and autonomous practice as evidenced by successful completion of selective testing tools in areas of advanced practice nursing. These include, but are not limited to, the hemodynamically unstable patient, critically ill pediatric patient, patients with airway or respiratory compromise, acute trauma, severe sepsis, and multisystem organ failure.
Demonstrates an understanding of the indications, risks, benefits, and procedural steps of advanced interventions
Demonstrates problem solving skills and independent decision making in working with peers, residents, and/or attending physicians within and outside institutional boundaries
Demonstrates positive and constructive communication in stressful situations
Effectively communicates with patients, families, and other healthcare team members
Demonstrates effective delegation and leadership of the transport team
Provides accurate and objective feedback in a respectful and professional manner
Adapts to multiple and changing priorities
Receives peer feedback in a respectful and professional manner
Demonstrates knowledge, dose, and efficacy of commonly utilized emergency medications
Demonstrates understanding and compliance with regulatory, department, hospital, and CAMTS requirements.
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