The Flight Nurse is responsible for working with the Flight Paramedic in the delivery of advanced critical care to patients of the Life Flight Network. The Flight Nurse assumes and is ultimately responsible for all direct patient care in accordance to the guidelines and protocols of Life Flight Network.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Minimum of five (5) years of ICU/ED/Trauma experience within the last ten (10) years. Previous flight experience preferred. Flight experience can be substituted year for year for the ICU/ED/Trauma requirement. Current licensure and/or certification as listed below:
- RN license as appropriate to assigned location
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) certification
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification
- Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course (TPATC) certification. Must have successfully completed the TPATC course prior to assuming independent duties.
- CFRN exam must be taken within one year of hire, certification must be obtained within 2 years of hire
- Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) or Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) strongly preferred until certified as a Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN)
- Drivers must have a current, valid state issued driver’s license and at least three years of driving experience.
- Maintenance of Airport Badge (where applicable)
- Passport and/or Entry into Canada may be required based on location assignment
- Complies with weight restrictions (maximum 250 pounds fully outfitted to perform the job)
- Strong leadership skills and ability to communicate and work with a variety of people one-on-one and in large groups, often in highly stressful situations
- Ability to work varied shifts and cover fixed wing and/or ambulance call shifts
GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
CLINICAL QUALITY: The Flight Nurse will perform to the highest standards of nursing. In addition to basic critical care requirements, the Flight Nurse is trained and maintains competency in the following skills: Chest tube insertion, surgical airways, endotracheal intubation, intraosseous insertion, and central line placement. The Flight Nurse, as the senior member of the flight team, is ultimately responsible for all care rendered to the patient.
- Works with the Flight Paramedic in the delivery of age appropriate (Pediatric, Adult, Geriatric) patient care
- Works with the Flight Paramedic as needed in providing accurate and complete patient care documentation per the standards established by LFN
- Provides written and/or verbal patient follow-up to referring hospitals or agencies
- Assists with equipment retrieval and return to appropriate agencies
- Works with the Flight Paramedic in cleaning and restocking equipment in a timely manner to place an aircraft back in service as soon as possible
- Works with the Flight Paramedic in completing inventories and monthly checks, ordering supplies and maintaining equipment in working order
- Works with the Flight Paramedic in day-to-day operations of LFN
- May compile statistical data or work on related projects as assigned by the LFN Director of Clinical Operations
SAFETY: The expectations of all customers are understood and exceeded through the provision of quality services.
- Helps to ensure the safe operation of the aircraft for the protection of the patient, crewmembers and personnel on the scene
- Enforces LFN safety policies and assists the pilot in navigation, take off, landing and in-flight procedures
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Participates in the development of LFN business and operations plans to meet medical transport service and financial performance goals.
- Encourages a favorable public opinion of LFN through personal contact with patients, community agencies and hospitals
- Provides flight education to the public as requested
The above accountabilities represent work performed by this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific accountability will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of the position.
- LFN offers competitive compensation above industry standard
- Medical (Company pays for employee 100)
- Dental (Company pays for employee 100)
- Vision (Company pays for employee 100)
- Life/AD&D (Company pays for employee 100)
- Short & long term disability (Company pays for employee 100)
- 401k – with 100 vested employer contribution
- Tenure bonuses
- Adoption assistance
- Paid parental time off
- Bereavement leave (including pets)
- Tuition/Training reimbursement
- Paid volunteer time
- Employee Recognition Awards
- A generous paid time off plan starting at almost 4 weeks a year for full time employees
- Wellness Reimbursement Program
- Life Flight Network Membership
- Dog friendly work environment
All candidates are subject to drug screening and background investigation.
Life Flight Network is an equal opportunity employer.