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Children''s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics Transport Staff Nurse in Kansas City, Missouri

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Children's Mercy Critical Care Transport ensures neonatal and pediatric patients receive the most up to date, cutting edge transport care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our transport team is specifically trained in neonatal and pediatric transport medicine and has been providing support to physicians and healthcare facilities throughout Missouri and Kansas, as well as nationally and internationally, since 1971. Completing nearly 5300 transports annually, our team is a leader in critical care transport. A specialty registered nurse registered respiratory therapist, and emergency medical technician/ paramedic make up the dedicated crew for each transport. Our continued commitment to excellence in transport medicine has earned our team national and international recognition, including the honor of Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Award of Excellence from the Association of Air Medical Services.

Our communication center is staffed with certified flight communication specialists ready to assist you at all times. The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS) accredits our program in three modes of transport: ground, rotor wing, and fixed wing. Multiple teams are available 24 hours a day, ready for immediate dispatch.

Job Responsibilities

The Transport Staff Nurse is responsible for utilizing the nursing process and knowledge of scientific principles to provide comprehensive, age appropriate nursing care to the high risk or critically ill patient during transport. Acts as a team leader during transports and supports a teamwork philosophy.


  • Associate's degree, RN degree or equivalent and 3-5 years’ experience.

  • 3 years neonatal or pediatric critical care experience or one year critical care transport experience.

  • Bachelor's degree, preferred.

  • RNs who reside in Kansas are required to hold a Kansas Multi-State (Compact) License, required upon hire.

  • RNs who reside in Missouri are required to hold a Missouri Multi-State (Compact) License, required upon hire

  • Refer to Nursing and Advanced Practice Provider Licensure and Certification policy for Life Support Certifications, required upon hire.

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program, required upon hire.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, required upon hire.

  • Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course (TPATC), required within one year.

  • Organization/time management skills.

  • Conflict resolution.

  • Stress management.

  • Flexibility.

  • Critical thinking.

  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.

  • Leadership skills.

  • Software Application Skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)

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