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Flight Nurse

Company: LifeNet, Inc.
Location: Texarkana
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

SUMMARY
Provide safe, quality nursing care to critically ill or injured patients in pre-hospital or hospital setting under the guidelines of state protocols and LifeNet standards of care. Provide ongoing monitoring & nursing care during transport.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain the highest quality of patient care by carrying out established policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Respond to requests for emergency medical care within prescribed time limits, providing both prehospital and continuation of continuity of hospital care
  • Utilize nursing process while providing a wide range of specialty care interventions and therapies
  • Demonstrate and maintain an in-depth knowledge base of disease processes.
  • Prepare and submit documentation of patient information according to LifeNet standards while keeping this information protected and private.
  • Complete annual continuing education requirements within time limits set forth by administration
  • Maintain operational readiness and professionalism by adhering to and maintaining consistency with the administrative and departmental policies regarding appropriate behavior, dress, attitude, attendance, and reliability
  • Follow LifeNet guidelines for customer service and marketing
  • Transport critically ill patients in different modes of transportation to include ambulance, rotor, or fixed wing operations
  • Provide continuing education/training for internal and external partners
  • Attend monthly departmental staff meetings
  • Monitor inventory and expiration dates of supplies
  • Monitor temperature and process monitoring of blood products
  • Adhere to LifeNet policies for narcotic storage and administration.
  • Inspect daily the general aircraft appearance and report any abnormalities to base lead and maintenance team.
  • Adhere to LifeNet SOP's with regards to working with other divisions within LifeNet.
  • Provide timely notification to the Director of Specialty Care Services of any negative impact to LifeNet's flight program that may occur while on or off duty
  • Adhere to safety, health, and regulatory requirements as described in the administrative and departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of the helicopter, fixed wing, and base of operations
  • Achieve and maintain a high level of appropriate communication between team members, pilots, and the Communications Center to help ensure unit readiness.
  • Participate in pre-shift crew briefs with each oncoming pilot at the beginning of their shift
  • Maintain flight currency training as outlined by the flight department educator
  • Perform other related duties as required.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • Current state license as a Registered Nurse in Texas, Arkansas or other compact state
    • Current EMT and /or Paramedic certification in both Texas and Arkansas (Paramedic preferred)
    • Minimum three years critical care experience as a Registered Nurse
    • Current state driver's license with acceptable driving record
    • Negative DOT drug screen.
    • Current ACLS, BLS, NRP, TNCC/ ITLS/ PHTLS, PALS/ PEPP/ ENPC certifications required
    • NIMS Training ICS 100, 200, and 700 within 90 days of employment offer
    • Must gain CFRN certification 1yr from time of signing job description
    • Maintain a weight of less than 240lbs while in full flight gear
    • Effective oral and written communications skills
    • Functional movement to include heavy lifting of patients and equipment within highly stressed environments
      STRESS FACTORS

      Occasionally
      • MCIs
      • Life and death situations
      • High call volumes within a 24 hour period
        Constantly
        • Flying day and night operations
        • Loud noises
        • Working while wearing helmet with night vision goggles
        • High pressure
        • Hazards environment
          PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

          Occasionally
          • Climbing, kneeling, bending, standing, twisting, pushing, pulling, fine motor skills, reaching above shoulder level, lifting patients weighing greater than 250 pounds, driving or staffing an ambulance.
            Constantly
            • Hearing/listening, clear speech, upper and lower body flexibility, multiple physical & mental activities performed simultaneously.
              WORKING CONDITIONS

              Occasionally
              • Extreme hot and cold temperatures, wet and/or humid conditions, vibration, pressurized equipment, moving objects, contact with body fluids, fumes/odors/mists, gases.
                Constantly
                • Works with and around others, work in confined area
                  EQUIPMENT USED

                  Occasionally
                  • Kitchen appliances, cleaning equipment, protective devices
                    Constantly
                    • Stretcher, computer, maps, IV supplies, bandaging, medications, monitor/defibrillator, radio, critical care equipment, ventilator, trauma bag/box, narcotics

Keywords: LifeNet, Inc., Longview , Flight Nurse, Healthcare , Texarkana, Texas

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