Flight Nurse Float
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Healthcare - Nursing
Responsible for providing high quality care including assessment, triage, and treatment utilizing standards and guidelines established by Air Methods Community Base Services (CBS) Medical Director(s). You’ll assess the nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize the care needed for safe transport of the critical patient to the appropriate facility and are responsible for carrying out the mission and goals of Air Methods CBS assuring that safety remains the highest priority throughout the transport continuum. This position supports multiple Clinical Flight Teams in an assigned area. Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:
• Provides nursing care within his/her scope of practice from the initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting medical facility; maintains thorough patient care documentation.
• Maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences. Communicates educational needs to the Medical Base Supervisor and Medical Education Coordinator. Maintains documentation of required licensure, certifications, continuing education, aviation and safety training, OSHA and HIPAA training, clinical rotations, and advanced procedures and attends continuing education programs pertinent to his/her area of practice.
• Knowledgeable in use and routine maintenance of all equipment and supplies used by Air Methods CBS. Responsible for reporting medical equipment failures and taking initial steps to insure repair of equipment as directed. Maintains adequate supplies onboard aircraft to deliver patient care. Keeps aircraft clean and orderly to insure rapid response to all transport requests.
• Functions as a medical flight member by attending pre-mission briefings and mission debriefings and completing necessary documentation. Assists in pre-mission liftoff checklist and assists pilot as requested, i.e., radio, navigational, and visual observation activities. Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, medical personnel, patient, and equipment and conducts aircraft safety briefings as needed.
• Serves as a flight resource to neonatal/pediatric personnel when transporting specialty patients by helicopter and performs advanced skills and procedures as approved by Air Methods CBS Medical Director(s).
• Participates in patient and referring institution follow-up and in planned outreach marketing and education activities.
• Acts as a preceptor and/or participates in orientation of new employees and students as assigned and communicates program goals and objectives.
• Participates regularly in Air Methods CBS meetings, activities, projects and committees (to include research and publishing opportunities).
• Other Duties as assigned. Additional Job Requirements
• Regular scheduled attendance
• Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling: 85%
Subject to applicable laws and Air Method’s policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position. All employees must follow Air Methods’ employment practices and policies. Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position. Education & Experience
• Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
• Bachelor’s degree in health-related field preferred
• Minimum three (3) years recent critical care/emergency nursing experience within the last 5 years or as required by state/ local EMS regulations
• Pre-hospital experience preferred
• Flight experience preferred Skills
Skills as required to practice nursing as defined by assigned state scope of practice and advanced practice skills as defined by Medical Director(s) and Medical Standards
• Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals and the public while executing strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of collaboration at all levels
• Demonstrates high critical thinking and reasoning skills and strong attention to detail while working in a fast paced environment that requires ability to prioritize and multi-task
• Ability to work a flexible schedule including overtime and 24/7 on-call rotation
• Dependable and self-motivated while working in a frequently changing environment
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal Computer Skills
• Proficient with Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
• Current RN license(s) for states of practice within assigned area.
• EMS or MICN certification/licensure as required by state regulations
• Current certifications in Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR; ACLS; PALS or equivalent (AHA courses if state or county required) and TNCC/ITLS/PHTLS advanced provider (if state or county required)
• Specialty certification (CFRN, CCRN, or CEN) are required within two (2) years of hire
• Advanced Trauma Course requirement: One (1) of the following certifications are acceptable: TNCC, ATLS/ATCN, TNATC or CAMTS-approved advanced trauma course within six (6) months of hire (Please note, advanced skills lab must accompany all of the above mentioned advanced trauma courses)
• NRP lessons 1-9 within six (6) months of hire
• NIMS Training IS 100, 200, 700, 800 and HazMat upon hire
Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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