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Nationwide Children's Hospital Transport Paramedic Micu Driver NICU Transport Program in Columbus, Ohio

This is a 0.9 Benefits eligible role with rotating shifts. You must be an Active Certified Paramedic in the State of Ohio. Our Transport team is growing because our campus is growing and need is great. Come join a Mission not just a JOB. Rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and on call required. $15.06 Minimum, compensation based upon experience.

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

Provides transportation and support to the Transport Program and fleet of Mobile Intensive Care Units. Obtains information from Transport Team, Dispatch, and Patient Consult Transfer Center (PCTC) on requests for transports and mobilizes the MICU for pending trips. The driver will provide maintenance, inspection, inventory and cleaning of the MICU. Assist Transport Team with only those skills listed in principal duties when requested to aid in stabilization of patients at a referral hospital under the direct supervision of a Transport Clinician or physician. Will assist in maintaining all requested department, state, and national data collection and records. Participate in preparedness and inspections for the department and the fleet of vehicles.

  1. Drive the ambulances to and from referring hospitals, clinics, and outpatient centers.

  2. Assists with the planning of the transport team activities in accordance with established written guidelines, policies,

    and procedures.

  3. In conjunction with the Physician Consult Transfer Center (PCTC) and Dispatch; organize rapid transport mobilization and

    assures appropriate utilization of resources. Is responsible for evaluation and monitoring weather conditions throughout shift

    to preplan for anticipated trips throughout region.

  4. Providing Family Centered Care, crisis intervention, support, and education to the family of the critically ill patient.

  5. Assist with office duties as requested.

  6. Provides daily fleet and equipment inspection as well as shift briefings at the start of each shift.

  7. Provides cleaning and maintenance of equipment, supplies, and ambulances necessary to transport system.

  8. Maintains safety of patients and transport team in accordance with driving and transport guidelines.

  9. Identifies system problems for research and assists in research activities of the transport program.

10.Continually evaluates methods of practice, recommends changes and modifications to improve the department and

patient outcomes.

11.Actively participates in the unit committees and projects to assure daily operation and growth of the Transport


12.Establishes professional objectives, evaluates self and peers, and shares progress with the Transport Supervisor and

Program Manager.

13.Attends and actively participates in monthly staff meetings.

14.Attends and actively participates in hospital based committees and projects.

15.Successfully completes quarterly skills and recertification requirements.

16.Attends neonatal and pediatric education opportunities designed for/or relevant to transport personnel.

17.Actively pursues own professional growth through attendance at conferences, educational activities, and through continual

review and sharing of professional experiences.

18.Functions as a resource to referral staff, Nationwide Children’s staff, and the community.

19.Functions as a team member performing other related duties as assigned.

20.Supports the mission, vision, values of the organization and the department.

21.Assists with orientation of new Transport Team personnel.

After demonstration and completion of skill competencies, will be able to perform additional procedures and duties as requested under the direction/supervision of a Transport Clinician and/or Physician:

1.Diagnostic Procedures-

a. 12 lead EKG

b. Rhythm strip

c. Cardiac monitoring, identifies lethal arrhythmias

d. Pulse Oximetry reading and monitoring

2.Interventions –

a. Apply C-Spine and spinal immobilization

b. Splints to suspected or actual fractures

c. Orthopedic dressing-clavicle strap, cervical collars, slings, ACE wraps

d. Cardiac monitor electrodes

e. Oxygen saturation probe

f. Provides aerosol treatments

g. Performs oral and endotracheal suctioning

h. Administer oxygen therapy by mask or nasal cannula

i. Cleans wounds and applies sterile and non-sterile dressing

j. Initiates peripheral intravenous therapy and locks in accordance with Nationwide Children’s Hospital policies and

Transport guidelines.

k. Operates IV pump and regulates infusion of standard IV fluids, IV fluids with KCL additive.

m. Instills heparin or saline for peripheral lock in accordance to policy

n. Performs Basic Life support measures, bag valve mask ventilation-intubated and non-intubated patients.

3.Under the directions/supervision of a Transport Clinician, Registered Nurse and/or Physician perform patient assessment after initial triage.

a. Utilizes clinical judgement, reports changes

b. Measures and documents patient vital signs

c. Establishes priorities of patient care

d. Collects patient data, procedures performed and response to therapy

  1. Maintains patient safety and care using evidence based practice in accordance with the written guidelines and polices of the Transport Program within the framework of the policies, procedures, and standards set forth by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and the Division of Patient Care Services. With documented training, competently performs stabilization and resuscitation of the critically ill patient and under the direct supervision of the Transport Clinician or physician.

  2. Certifications required: BLS, NRP, PALS or PEPP, ACLS, and trauma certification preferably before completion of orientation but within 1 year of orientation.

Knowledge , skills and abilities required

  1. Certified by the State of Ohio as an EMT-P (Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic).

  2. Current Ohio Driver’s license.

  3. Must pass driving qualifications and training set forth by Nationwide Children’s Transport Team.

  4. Must pass motor vehicle background inspection and insurance coverage eligibility (E-21).

  5. Minimum of 1 year experience driving emergency vehicles and prefer a minimum of 1 year pediatric patient care experience or 6 months transport experience and training

  6. Demonstrates self-motivation, sensitivity, leadership, interpersonal skills, teaching ability, organization, and high level of critical thinking and decision making.

  7. Demonstrate ability to work under stress using sound judgment.

  8. Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and basic computer knowledge.

  9. Remain qualified by current Nationwide Children’s Insurance guidelines.

  10. On call hours required


Occasionally: Lifting/carrying/push/pull 61-100lbs or greater. Work environment may include exposure to chemicals and biohazard waste.

Frequently: Bend/twist; Squat/kneel; Climb stairs/ladder; Standing; Walking; Reaching/Extending above shoulder. Push/Pull up to 60 lbs; lifting/carrying up to 60 lbs. Work environment may include exposure to blood, bodily fluids, communicable diseases or pathogens, fumes, gases, vapors, electricity or power tools.

Continuously: Sitting; Driving; Vision: depth perception, color vision, seeing far/near, peripheral vision; Machinery; Riding or flying long distances.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

Requisition ID: 2020-23497

External Company Name: Nationwide Children's Hospital

External Company URL:

Street: 431 S. 18th Street

Post End Date: 8/31/2020