POSITION TITLE: TRANSPORT TEAM TECHNICIAN (EMTB)
DEPARTMENT: Transport Team or Liberty Transport
SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Clinical Manager, Transport Team
TITLES SUPERVISED: N/A
TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0
PURPOSE OF POSITION: To drive the ambulance used by the Transport Team and provide safe transportation of patients, families and crew. To assist the professional staff in the delivery of direct and indirect patient care activities for the division of Patent Services of a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents
Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Support leadership in Compliance efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensure all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Work with department managers, nurse council and magnet representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning.
Maintain an environment that prevents accident, illness and injury. Operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner at all times. Select optimal route for transport in consultation with professional staff considering weather, terrain, other environmental conditions, patient needs, and other appropriate factors. Maintain knowledge of referral hospital locations. Maintain clean and professional appearance of vehicle and other equipment. Maintain adequate stock and storage of supplies and equipment and anticipate change in needs based on transport activity. Assure adequate fuel supply of vehicles for all transports. Complete daily and monthly vehicle inventory and maintenance checks as required. Report malfunctioning equipment and other environmental hazards immediately. Adhere to safety procedures appropriate to children's ages and developmental needs. Assure crew, family and patients adhere to safety requirements while in a moving vehicle. Adhere to infection control policies
Report present status of vehicles/weather condition on an ongoing basis to Transport Coordinator (TC) and in change of shift summary. Communicate with patients, families, and employees in courteous manner. Respond promptly to requests by patient, families, and employees. Communicate regularly with (TC) including dispatch, enroute, arrival, and return times. Keep TC informed of delays due to traffic and/or patient condition. Offer assistance to co-workers after completion of own duties. Work effectively in teams. Demonstrate diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor in all interactions. Maintain and respect confidentiality of patient, families and employees. Discuss concerns of work situation with director or designee.
Willingness to learn necessary skills and knowledge and to strive for continuous improvement. Work both independently and under direct supervision. Attend required CCHMC training sessions including emergency vehicles operator course (EVOC). Develop knowledge and professional skill through cross-training, literature and attendance at department meeting. Attend required in services. Pursues work with little supervision or assistance. Participate in unit and Cincinnati Children's activities, committees and councils. Completes and submits required training records independently and in a timely fashion. Participate in establishing job requirements and goals; perform duties at the desired level of competency. Seek information and guidance from the appropriate resource when needed.
Understands, adheres to and models CARE Standards and Core Values as defined organizationally and specifically within the department/unit. Meets department needs with flexibility. Open to change and variety in work activities. Perform other duties as assigned.
Demonstrates basic knowledge of emergency medical technician clinical skills, medical terminology, and ORC Emergency Vehicle Operation laws. Maintains current driver's license and good driving records; points not to exceed 5. Maintains current national registry, Ohio and Kentucky EMS certification. Maintains a clear record of incidents in a CCHMC vehicle. Turns in all fuel slips and required documentation per standard operating procedure. Demonstrates compliance with physical requirements of lifting, pushing and carrying up to 150 lbs.
Participate in improving organizational performance through recommending areas or approaches for improvement activities, performing new procedures, collecting data and providing input into department discussions. Participation in department shared governance councils, project task forces.
Skills & Competencies
Ability and motivation to promote continuing improvement and education
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
Working knowledge of regulations and procedures in the field
Basic knowledge of medical terminology
Possess physical stamina sufficient to perform moderate lifting, frequent stooping, and extensive standing/walking
Ability to work autonomously, with independent judgment, as well as in a collaborative team environment.
Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor
Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
High School Graduate OR equivalent AND Ohio Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification
National Registered EMT within 6 months of employment
Valid Driver's License with less than 5 points on driving record
Eligible for certification in Kentucky within 6 months of employment
One year of full-time experience as pre-hospital OR interhospital Emergency Medical Technician
Five years of experience driving an ambulance or equivalent sized large vehicle
Current CPR Training
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center