This position is the critical care transport nurse leader under the direction of the President and Regional Chief Nursing Executive and as such, is responsible for directing and monitoring the standard for nursing practice, critical care transport pre-hospital care, and ensuring excellent patient care. This position is responsible for the full scope of nursing and clinical service within the organization, leadership in planning, directing, coordinating, evaluating, providing and improving patient care services consistent with policies, objectives and standards for quality critical care transport pre-hospital care, and oversight of for achieving financial and strategic objectives. Provides primary oversight of Clinical Managers, Quality Managers, and clinical performance of medical transport staff.
Essential Job Functions:
Lead in a changing environment with focus on stabilization of daily operational issues while remaining in alignment with the BSMH Nursing Strategic Plan and uses Best Practice principles, nursing and medical transport research to promote professional nursing and pre-hospital care practice across the continuum of care. Responsible to align to Market and Group CNE for strategic oversight into nursing clinical strategy implementation as well as outcomes. Serves as the primary adviser to the Market and Group CNE for pre-hospital care and transport medicine Best Practice principles based on data, journals, and research. Identifies potential opportunities for clinical service line expansion in alignment with BSMH Nursing Strategic Plan, prepares related proposals for MHLFN Executive Team and Market and Group CNE review and approval.
24-hour responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional nursing and clinical care and the allocation of resources for the assigned areas of responsibility and overall nursing and clinical care delivery.
Achievement of clinical outcomes, productivity/outcomes measure, and adherence to nursing practice and pre-hospital care standards.
Implement quality improvement plans, which are specific and achieve continuous improvements using measurable monitoring tools and processes.
Cultivating and perpetuating a culture that embraces and exemplifies critical care transport nursing, pre-hospital care professional practice, and leadership excellence.
Fiscally accountable to design and achieve budget through cost reductions and revenues enhancements; initiate proactive interventions that achieves continuity of care across the continuum.
Create quality initiatives that support competency of resources, safe environment, regulatory expectations and a reduction of risks with unique plans for all areas of nursing practice; knowledgeable of all regulatory expectations and achieves regulatory compliance for critical care transport nursing and pre-hospital care.
Develop manpower plans based on objective data; initiate standardization of safe, staffing plans; minimize risk management vulnerabilities. Required to understand the complexities of union environments and transport clinical staffing.
Collaborate with finance and site leadership to design and achieve budget-revenue targets.
Advance the practice of critical care transport nursing and pre-hospital care by implementing best practice interventions; use data measures to improve clinical outcomes for groups of targeted patient population; support and use nursing and transport medicine research; implement structures and processes for caregivers to influence improvements in their practice.
Aligns to the Commission for Accreditation of Medical Transport Services requirements, must meet all qualifications of Critical Care Transport Nurse and be able to function in a transport environment as needed.
Provides leadership to Clinical Managers, Quality Managers, Medical Directors, and medical transport staff, directs and oversees clinical performance, education, and training of medical transport staff. Actively participates in community, state and or national committees, boards etc. relevant to medical transportation.
Required Minimum Education:
Bachelor of Science Nursing
Field of Study
Master of Science Nursing
Certified Registered Nurse Ohio, and is required to obtain a Michigan RN license (Within 6 months of hire)
BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, ATLS. A paramedic certification/license in the State of Ohio and Michigan is preferred.
Board certified as one of the following: CFRN or CTRN. Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE)
Preferred or obtained within 3 years of hire
Minimum Years and Type of Experience Required:
5+ years related experience including 3-5 years’ management and/or leading others and/or 5 years of critical care transport nursing. Experience with the complexities of managing in a union environment is preferred; with labor relations experience and union avoidance strategies.