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RN CLINICAL NURSE II - FLIGHT NURSE - CRITICAL CARE TRANSPORT

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Job Description:

RN CLINICAL NURSE II - FLIGHT NURSE - CRITICAL CARE TRANSPORT-EME003VPDescription Flight RN needed for CriticalCareTransport: This position will provide safe and timely transport of patients requiringrotor wing (helicopter) orfixed wing (jet) air transport, while providing exceptional basic advanced and critical care medical treatment. This is a highly visible position which requires outstanding customer service skills and autonomous care of patients at the advanced practice level independent of direct medical orders. It is essential for the nurse to be proficient in skills and comfortable interfacing with pre-hospital providers, law enforcement, nurses, physicians, family member and others in a variety of environments. Duties to include but not limited to: - Monitors patient condition during air transport using advanced assessment and treatment skills - Monitors communication equipment and communicate with dispatch personnel, medical staff, family members and other stakeholders to ensure timely and relevant information is collected and proper treatment administered. - Meticulous attention to detail for safety of the aircraft, crew, and patient, before, during and after flight. - Participates in the plan of care for patient acutely ill and requiring air medical transport - Documents patients' status, delivery of care and evaluation of the patients' response to care according to specific procedures and established protocols - Contacts physician for guidance as needed and follows treatment protocols as described by UNC Air Care Medical Direction - Operates various medical and mechanical equipment in the pre-hospital and transport environment ensuring medical equipment is functioning - Restocks medical supplies and completes assigned daily base duties in a timely manner - Critical thinking, adaptability and problem solving in the fluid air medical transport environment - Works collaboratively with other team members and management team on quality initiatives - Participates in planned outreach marketing and education activities - Provides feedback to management team related to performance of affiliated personnel such as Paramedics, EMTs, pilots, etc This position is 36 hours per week, rotating shifts and based in various locations of central North Carolina.Must be able to work in this environment with no restrictions. Qualifications Requires graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing and one year of nursing experience. Must be licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of North Carolina by the NC Board of Nursing. Current certification in Healthcare Provider BLS/ CPR required. Bachelors Degree in Nursing, preferred. If hired after January 6, 2014, must be enrolled in an accredited program within four years of employment, and obtain a Baccalaureate degree with a major in Nursing or a Masters degree with a major in Nursing within seven years of employment date. Strongly prefer: 1. A minimum of 3 years prefer 5 years of RN work experience in an critical careoremergency setting 2. Current certification in ACLS, PALS, and Trauma certification 3. Flight nursing certification Successful candidate will need to have the ability to lift 150 pounds with assistance; carry 80 pounds a distance of 30 feet and push/pull over 200 pounds (i.e. patients on beds, stretchers) for lateral transfer. Also for flight safety candidate must weigh less than or equal to 215 pounds for rotor wing assignments and 260 pounds for fixed wing assignment. Primary Location United States-North Carolina-Chapel HillDepartment U-1000-CRITICAL CARE TRANSPORTShift Rotating

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , RN CLINICAL NURSE II - FLIGHT NURSE - CRITICAL CARE TRANSPORT, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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