The Neonatal Transport Registered Nurse must provide optimal patient care through assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients and families.
The Neonatal Transport Registered Nurse must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensor, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the age of the patient served and meets standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age specific competency standards.
When possible, the family or those significant to the family are considered as part of the assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation efforts of the registered nurse (RN). The RN coordinates care between other professionals.
Evidence based nursing practice; along with critical thinking skills are required to provide optimally safe patient care when interacting with internal and external contacts and exercising judgment and making decisions. Professional nursing practice is congruent with the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.
Completion of all criteria for transport competency through Northern Nevada Neonatal Center and/or Renown Regional Medical Center ICN Transport training.
1. Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements, American Nurses Association Publication
2. Edwards, DuAnne; The Synergy Model: Linking Patient Needs to Nursing Competencies, Critical Care Nurse; Vol. 19, No. 1, February, 1999
3. Magnet Recognition Progress, Recognizing Excellence in Nursing Service - Healthcare Organization Instruction and Application Process Manual, American Nurses Association Credentialing Center; Washington, DC, 2002, pp. 134, 135, 127.
4. Nurse Practice Act, Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 632, NAC, Chapter 632. Nevada State Board of Nursing, September 2002.
5. Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, American Nurses Association Publication
6. Perinatal Guidelines; 5th Edition, American Academy of Pediatrics.
This position does provide patient care.