Hope is in Your Hands
This is a phenomenal opportunity for you to join a first-class teaching, research and specialty care center dedicated to providing hope for the many children we are privileged to serve. As a Transport Team Nurse you will experience a compassionate, inclusive environment where you can strengthen your skills and grow your career. We are one of the Northwest’s only pediatric hospitals to be awarded a Magnet Designation and one of the Top 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review. Join us in making miracles happen every single day.
Who Are We?
• Regional Critical Care Transport Service providing care to critically ill neonates in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area
• RN/RRT/EMT team with online medical direction and the availability of a physician to accompany the team for select transports based on patient acuity
• Our Transport service will be expanding to include pediatric patients, in addition to the current neonatal population. This expansion is a part of the strategic mission of Seattle Children’s to provide the highest quality care to all patients regardless of age or location.
• The first hospital in Washington State with a Level IV regional NICU
• Equipped to treat the tiniest, most critically-ill newborns
Making Miracles a Reality
Since 1907, we have remained committed to our mission to provide hope, care and cures to the children we treat, so they can live their healthiest and most fulfilled lives. Ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, we aspire to be global leaders in pediatric care. Through evidence-based practice, groundbreaking research and cutting-edge treatments, we are proud to be the preeminent referral choice for children's care throughout our region.
• Competitive Salaries
• Comprehensive Medical & Dental Insurance Plans
• Employee Health & Wellness Clinic
• Tuition Reimbursement and continuing education
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Day-Care Center
• Retirement Savings
As an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.
This is what you'll do: As an integral member of the Transport Team, the Transport RN functions within the Scope of Practice as defined by Washington State, the ANA Scope and Standards for Pediatric Nursing Practice, and adheres to Seattle Children’s Hospital policies/procedures and guidelines of care. Responsible for the safety of patients prior to and during transport to medical care facilities. This includes the provision of basic patient care as well as advanced life support measures required to stabilize the critically ill or injured patient, demonstration of proficiency in neonatal and pediatric critical care nursing and knowledge of the adaptations necessary for patient management in the ambulance or aircraft and during transit. The Transport Nurse must also be familiar with ambulance and aircraft operating procedures and safety practices.
Assists in meeting Seattle Children’s strategic goals by incorporating the initiatives to support the strategic plans into the daily work, i.e. Continuous Improvement and Innovation (CII), ART, etc.
The Transport RN serves as a team lead within the mobile transport team and may be required to provide supervision and delegation to other Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, or Emergency Medical Technicians who are members of the mobile transport team. Must be available for call.
What are We looking for?
- Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
- Minimum of three (3) years recent Critical Care Transport, pediatric critical care (PICU, CICU or other relevant unit), Emergency Department (ED) or neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experience, at a 6.FTE or greater.
We will consider RNs with current neonatal and pediatric transport experience OR
- Current Level IV NICU experience AND at least 5 years of previous PICU experience
- Current Washington State RN License.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Those without ACLS will be required to obtain ACLS during the orientation, but no later than six months from the start date within the position.
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Those without PALS will be required to obtain PALS during the orientation, but no later than three months from the start date within the position.
- Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP). Those without NRP will be required to obtain NRP during the orientation, but no later than six months from the start date within the position.
- Completion of an approved trauma course no later than six months from the start date within the position.
- As per the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for RN's performing moderately complex point of care testing, a copy of a diploma or transcript of the highest level of academic achievement to be on record with Human Resources upon hire. For personnel trained outside of the U.S., records of diploma/transcript must provide documented equivalency evaluation by a foreign credentialing agency.
- A current passport or WA Enhanced ID is a prerequisite to hiring. Those without a passport will be required to obtain a passport no later than three months from the start date within the position. Must have passport available during all shifts. Must carry passport on all transports.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
- Neonatal CCRN or RNC certification.
- Specialty certification - This can include C-PNT, CTRN or CFRN certification.
- Current experience in rotor and fixed wing transport preferred