Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
24 hours per week
Welcome to our Akron Children's Transport team!
Akron Children's transport team and transfer center provide an efficient and safe transfer of critically ill or injured neonates, infants, children as well as adult or pediatric burn patients from other facilities to Akron Children's. We transport critically ill and injured patients by one of our ground mobile intensive care units and rotor wing aircraft (AirBear(r)). We also support an advanced life support (ALS) two-paramedic team. Akron Children's is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.
Our team consists of top-notch Paramedics, EMTs, Respiratory Therapists, and Nurses working together to ensure a safe and supported transport of our patients. We pride ourselves in keeping our 3 promises to the community and taking what can be one of the most apprehensive moments in a families' lives and make it a safe experience. We closely monitor patients during transport and deliver care similar to the care they receive at Akron Children's Hospital. We have ongoing communication with a medical control physician during a transport. Children's transport team knows children and what they need.
Summary: Kidsport staff assists in the intra-hospital transport of pediatric and adult patients as directed by standard work.
Responsibilities: 1.Recognizes changes in patient status and notifies appropriate personnel during intra-hospital transports.
2.Assists with procedures and monitors patients during procedures according to departmental standards of care and practice.
3.Assists other staff members with inpatient care and movement/repositioning of patients.
4.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psych/ social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.
5.Other duties as required.
Other information: Technical Expertise 1.Experience as a basic, intermediate or paramedic, or medical assistant is required.
2.Experience in pediatrics is preferred.
3.Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
4.Experience in healthcare is preferred.
5.Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required. Electronic health record software used for inpatient care and specialized electronic health record software used for transport is preferred.
Education and Experience 1.Education: Graduate of an accredited basic EMT, intermediate, paramedic or Medical Assistant program is required.
2.Certification: EMT-Paramedic or EMT-Basic licensure or Medical Assistant program is required current Health Care Provider BLS training is required.
3.Years of relevant experience: 6 months to 2 years is preferred.
4.Years of experience supervising: None.
Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
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