Critical Care RN

Elmhurst, IL, USA Req #133
Thursday, July 15, 2021


While operating under the regulations set forth in the EMS Act and the standards of care established by the protocols for the Critical Care Division, the Critical Care Transport Nurse will provide care and treatment of chronically or acutely ill and/or injured patients transported by Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service. 


  • Provide high quality care to patients in the transport environment under the direction of the Program Medical Director and the referring and/or receiving Physician in accordance with Critical Care policies, protocols and standards of care.  
  • Autonomously evaluate critically ill or injured patients of all age groups (pediatric through adult), provide therapeutic intervention, emergency interventions, and preparation for transport (via ground or helicopter) from hospitals or accident scenes.
  • Collaborate with other members of the team, including their Critical Care Paramedic partner, drivers, coworkers, leadership, other healthcare partners and customers.
  • Assess for and detect changes in the status of patients and demonstrate a proactive approach to solving patient and family problems.
  • Plan, organize and position equipment and supplies for use in emergency conditions before, during and after transport.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records, participate in quality assurance programs, perform data collection and participate in any special projects.
  • Maintain clinical proficiency across all aspects of the Critical Care Division’s scope of practice including care of patients with neurological emergencies, cardiac emergencies, pediatric emergencies, obstetrical emergencies, traumatic emergencies, and any other patient populations transported by the Critical Care Division.
  • Perform all physical requirements of job in confined spaces and under adverse environmental conditions.
  • Complete transports initiated with in the timeframe of the scheduled shift, understanding that completion of these transports might require extend beyond normal work hours.
  • Participation in all required didactic, clinical and lab education programs and maintenance of all required certifications and licenses.
  • Maintain clinical competency in all critical care procedures and equipment, including but not limited to ventilators, IV pumps, dopplers, chest tubes, hemodynamic monitoring, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps, ventricular assist devices, Impella cardiac assist devices, transcutaneous/transvenous pacers, external ventricular drains, and advanced airway management.
  • Complete and maintain currency in all areas of safety education as required by Superior Ambulance and other healthcare partners.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with all external and internal customers, including patients and their families, hospital staff, the community, other Superior Ambulance staff and Critical Care administration. Represents the CCT program and Superior Ambulance in a professional manner.



  • Minimum 2 years of critical care experience (ICU, ED)
  • State RN License
  • AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS, & Trauma (PHTLS, ITLS, TNCC, TNS, or TPATC) Certification
  • Associates Degree of Nursing


  • 3 years of critical care experience (ICU, ED)
  • ECRN and/or PHRN license (IL only)
  • NRP, ENLS, & FEMA Certifications (100,200,700,800,HazMat)
  • Specialty Board Certification (CCRN, CEN, CTRN, CFRN)
  • Bachelors Degree of Nursing
  • Experience managing ventilators, IV pumps, cardiac assist devices, invasive pressure monitoring, & chest tubes
  • Leadership experience (e.g. Educator, Preceptor, Charge Nurse)


  • ACLS, PALS, & Trauma (PHTLS or ITLS) Certification – required prior to completing orientation
  • NRP, ENLS, & FEMA Certifications (100,200,700,800,HazMat)
  • System entry into local EMS System, if required
  • Critical Care Orientation Program
  • Critical Care Continuing Education


Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, Inc. is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  M/F/V/D


Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, Inc. is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent.  We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  M/F/V/D 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Certification
  • Elmhurst, IL, USA