Flight Nurse Duties:
- Provides pre-hospital advanced life support care from initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the receiving medical facility.
- Maintain thorough electronic charting of patient care.
- Attends pre-mission briefings and mission debriefing and completes necessary documentation.
- Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, medical personnel, patient, and equipment prior to takeoff.
- Must be familiar with scope of practice of the transport team and the State rules and regulations in which the transport team operates.
- Must maintain full time flight nurse status.
- Obtain a comprehensive understanding of the patient’s medical condition
- Determine the most appropriate medical crew for transporting the patient.
- Dispatch our medical crew for each flight
- Remain in constant contact with the medical crew during flight if necessary as well as dispatch
- Acquire and review medical records for impending patient transports as available.
- Communicate with medical insurance companies when necessary
- Ensure that air medical crews receive all of the necessary information to conduct the safest, most efficient air medical missions
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and organize tasks in a fast paced setting with excellent written and verbal communication abilities.
- Ability to work independently and as a team member when required.
- Communicates with the Medical Director and/or Program Director regularly and as needed on all flight issues.
- During the MC shift or assigned flight schedule, all assigned collateral duties are to be completed each week.
- The medical coordinator will check out all transport equipment to the medical crew and check the equipment back in at the completion of every flight. Missing or damaged equipment is to be reported promptly.
- All paperwork for a particular flight is to be prepared for the medical crew prior to departure
- Dispense money from petty cash to pilots as needed/requested.
- Other Duties as assigned
- Minimum of 3 years of ICU/ED/Trauma experience within the last 5 years.
- Previous flight experience preferred. Flight experience can be substituted year for year for the ICU/ED/Trauma requirement.
- RN license as appropriate to assigned location
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification
- Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) certification preferred but not required.
- Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) or Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) strongly recommended.
- Current Passport required
- Ability to work varied shifts and cover fixed wing air ambulance call shifts
- Drug screening and a background investigation required.
- Work in a high stress environment while remaining calm composure
- Lift 50+ lbs.
- Work various shifts and schedules
- Industry competitive salary
- Group healthcare insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
- Matching 401k
- Scheduled hard days off
- 10 vacation days
- 6 Sick days
- 6 Paid holidays