The Chief Flight Nurse (CFN) is responsible for the safety, leadership and day-to-day management of the Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) Flight Team in partnership with Flight for Life Colorado (FFL). Reporting to the Director of Flights, EMS Outreach and Education, the CFN is responsible for aligning policies and practices through collaboration with FFL, FFL’s Program Director, CHCO and our multi-disciplinary medical director group.
• EDUCATION – Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Master's preferred. Must agree to completing Master's Program within five years of hire.
• EXPERIENCE – Five years of clinical nursing experience, to include two years of experience on a transport team.
• CERTIFICATION(S) – BLS for Healthcare Providers/CPR.
• LICENSURE(S) – Registered Nurse or Registered Respiratory Therapist.
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.
• Manages the safe day-to-day operations of the Children’s Flight Team in accordance with all FFL, CHCO, and CAMTS (The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems) policies, standards, and procedures. Participates in long-and short-term program development and planning for flight team operations. Coordinates and participates in outreach and educational activities to support the mission of CHCO & FFL.
• Leads transport team members in providing developmentally appropriate care and evaluating outcomes, utilizing expert evidence based practice. Directs the development, revision, and evaluation of policies, procedures, and guidelines for practice. Provides clinical follow up when desired outcomes are not achieved.
• Builds and maintains excellent working relations with regional flight programs. Participates in internal and external FFL committees to discuss, implement, and monitors safety, clinical, and operational activities.
• Establishes performance metrics for transport team members. Assists team members in achieving performance standards and identifies opportunities for continual improvement to performance standards.
• Maintains program quality in compliance with CHCO policies and procedures, and standards as defined by national organizations, registries, and accrediting bodies. Monitors team activities to ensure quality and accuracy of work outcomes. Coordinates the evaluation, reporting and quality improvement activities in collaboration with other hospitals and agencies as appropriate.
• Partners with marketing professionals to identify opportunities to market programs and services and implement promotional activities within CHCO as well as on a regional and national level. Develops written communications and presentations for events, internal and external meetings, and evaluation instruments.
• Ensures the highest standards for customer service and adherence to CHCO’s standards of behavior by all team members. Resolves operational and customer service issues, makes decisions that are inclusive of multiple perspectives and solves underlying problems.
• Selects, trains, develops, and evaluates transport team members. Makes decisions on hiring, terminations, promotions, and disciplinary actions as required.
• Participates in the development of annual budgets, managing and providing variance reporting, payroll documentation, capital budget development, and revenue stream analysis. Understands, manages and communicates overall CHCO and departmental financial responsibilities and goals.
• Identifies partnerships and funding opportunities and promotes relationship-building with other organizations, agencies, and stakeholders.