Nurse Coordinator Clinical/UKHC

Job description

The Neonatal/Pediatric Emergency Transport Nurse is responsible for inter-facility transport of children from newborn to 18 years of age via ambulance, helicopter, and fixed wing aircraft.

Neonatal/pediatric transport is a complex, highly organized, dynamic process that requires highly skilled personnel with the ability to act independently away from the protected environment of KCH. Patient outcomes are optimized by stabilization and expedient disposition of patients to definitive care. This position also provides guidance, education and expertise to nursing staff in any pediatric area so better recognition and response to patient care issues, improved quality of care, and opportunity for development of critical thinking skills can be achieved. The outreach education provided by this position to referral facilities ensures a collegial relationship and enhances outcomes.

Job Title
Nurse Coordinator Clinical/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Transport Nurse

Department Name
H3060:Children's/Maternal/Psychiatric Svcs

Work Location

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

ADN plus 3 years NICU or PICU
experience required, BSN is preferred

Required Related Experience

4 years RN experience; 3 years in NICU or PICU setting

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Active Kentucky RN license, Temporary Work Permit (TWP), or active compact state RN license that is in good standing and
American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification for the Healthcare Provider valid for at least 6 months after employment date. Neonatal Resuscitation Provider(NRP) certification, ACLS certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification, and Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) certification are required within the first 3 months of employment. Advancement to Gold Level in the Nursing Professional Advancement Program and attainment of advanced certification in Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Nurse.

Physical Requirements

The essential functions for this position include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds occasionally and 25-50 pounds frequently; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve
exposure to communicable diseases, hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments; activity also includes standing and riding in ambulances and helicopters


Must be able to work three 12-hour Day or Night Rotating shifts/week, will also be required to work some weekends and holidays.
(Shifts are 7a-7p; 9a-9p and 7p-7a)


Assessment, communication, organization. Attainment of a national nursing certification (C-NPT, CEPN, etc.) required within two years of hire. The Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Nurse is a clinical expert with advanced skill and knowledge as a care provider; Basic to moderate computer skills, strong interpersonal skills

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing-BSN preferred. Must have a minimum of three years experience as a registered nurse in a Neonatal and/or Pediatric Critical Care setting. Previous transport experience is preferred but not required.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your current Nursing Educational Level.
    • New Graduate
    • Diploma
    • ADN
    • BSN
    • MSN
    • PhD or DNP
  2. * Are you currently employed as a registered nurse at UK HealthCare Chandler/UK HealthCare Samaritan Hospitals?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate your current licensure status.
    • None
    • Current KY RN License
    • Current compact state RN licensure
    • Current non-compact state RN licensure
    • New Graduate within 6 months or Provisional License
    • Valid KY Temporary Work Permit
  4. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised?
    • UK Jobs Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Print Advertisement
    • On-line Advertisement
    • Military Connection Advertisement
    • Job Fair
    • "I'm Interested" page on Nurse Recruitment website
    • Facebook
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • None of the Above
  6. * Please choose the answer that best describes your paid, full-time employment experience working with pediatric patients.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Curriculum Vita
    3. Cover Letter





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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/16/2018
    Application Due: 5/22/2018
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