The Association of Air Medical Services
Company Name:

AirLife Denver / HealthONE

Location:

Denver, Colorado

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Medical Crew and Medical Operations

Industry:

Healthcare

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:

Certification

Date Posted:

September 27, 2017

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Critical Care Transport Nurse (RN) - AirLife Denver

JOB TITLE:               Registered Transport Nurse/Supplemental

 

SUPERVISOR:           Clinical Director/CFN, Program Director, AVP, Medical Director

 

SUPERVISES:            RT’s, EMT-P’s, EMT’s

 

 

I.                  POSITION SUMMARY:

 

A.     GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

The Registered Nurse demonstrates advanced knowledge, skills and understands the unique aspects of the population served in the care of his/her patients.  Each service also requires specialized skills.  The delivery of care is based on the physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and learning needs of the individual patient.  The Registered Nurse may rotate to areas other than his/her assigned service area/s, and will perform only those duties for which he/she has demonstrated competency.  The RN performs delegated duties consistent with the scope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall plan of care delivery at AIRLIFE.  Utilizes the experience, education and training to independently deliver nursing care to critically ill and/or injured patients aboard a variety of fixed wing aircraft, rotor wing aircraft and ground ambulances. Transports may be between medical facilities or directly from the scene of an accident or illness. Assists with marketing activities of program. Supports research projects.

 

 

B:  DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Assessment, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, Education,                                                         Documentation, Environment.

 

Safety: The flight RN demonstrates awareness of and routinely practices safe work habits and adheres to the AIRLIFE commitment to Safety.

 

1.       Adheres to current AIRLIFE standards for clinical competence.

2.       Coordinates all aspects of patient care with the interdisciplinary team, including students when appropriate.

3.       Responsible for critical care transport knowledge base including flight physiology, flight stressors and safety for all modes of transport and all environments. 

4.       Responsible for survival training and skills for environmental extremes.

5.       Performs other duties as assigned.

 

I.                    Practice

A.     Delivers care in accordance with established standards of care/scope of practice.

B.      Provides direct patient care.

C.      Documents care completely and concisely.

D.     Maintains confidentiality of patients and records in accordance with AIRLIFE, Hospital and HIPAA policies and guidelines.

E.      Must attend 80% of scheduled unit meetings (4th Thursday of every month and then the following Monday). Months with holidays on those dates FSM will be altered to different date and prior notification will be given to teams.

F.      Professional Development/Self Growth.

1.       Must acquire a minimum of ten hours of continuing education per year.

2.       Maintains proficiency in clinical skills specific to flight medicine and as defined in clinical skills. .

3.       Recognizes own strengths and weaknesses and seeks help from appropriate sources as needed.

4.       Takes initiative to share knowledge obtained from workshops and seminars.

 

G.     Participates in AIRLIFE committees as directed by the Crew Managers/CFN/PD/MD.

H.     Quality improvement.

1.       Participates in unit-based Quality Improvement projects and studies.

I.        Completes programs on Fire Safety, Infection Control, and Disaster Plans as directed by HealthONE policy and JCAHO and CAMTS.

J.          Keeps current on new medical developments in critical care by reading professional journals and textbooks, working in critical care areas, making rounds to the hospital units.

II.                 Leadership/Professionalism

A.     Actively supports the mission of AIRLIFE and HealthONE.

B.      Promotes and creates a positive team spirit.  Willing to subscribe to AIRLIFE Rules of the Game to include following the AIRLIFE Principles. Actively participates in pillars – Safety, service, people, quality, growth.  Encouraged to be active in local and national professional organizations.

C.      Promotes cooperation within AIRLIFE, HealthONE, and outside agencies.

III.              Education

A.     Provides clinical learning experiences to ancillary hospital personnel, EMT's and Paramedics/Nurses

B.      Provides instruction in flight safety to hospital and pre-hospital personnel.

C.      Presents patient cases at staff meetings.

IV.              Research

A.     Supports research process.

B.      Collaborates with AIRLIFE Chief Flight Nurse and Medical Director:

1.       Participates in research projects conducted by AIRLIFE.

2.       Identifies and assists in the development of appropriate research projects.

3.       Assists in data collection for research projects.

V.                 Marketing

A.     Maintains a customer service environment.

B.      Participates in marketing activities and flights of AIRLIFE.

C.      Act as "ambassador" of HealthONE. Follows code of conduct and professional behavior.

D.     Follows the AIRLIFE rules of the game and adheres to principles and pillars of service.

E.      Maintains a professional appearance/demeanor at all times in accordance with AIRLIFE and HealthONE dress code.

F.       Promotes harmonious working relationships within the HealthONE system and EMS agencies.

 

 

 

II.               POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

 

A.     KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Demonstrates good organizational skills.  Provides safe and appropriate patient care within the Standards of Nursing Practice at HealthONE and AirLife.  Displays appropriate judgment and problem solving skills. Communicates positively and professionally with all internal and external customers.

 

B.      EDUCATION:

Five years acute care / specialty nursing minimum.  Prefer pre-hospital or previous critical care transport experience. Able to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of critical care transport.

 

C.     EXPERIENCE:

Five years acute care / specialty nursing minimum.  Prefer pre-hospital or previous critical care transport experience. Able to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of critical care transport.

 

D.     LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION

Current Colorado Registered Nurse License required.  Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP required at time of hire.  CFRN, CCRN, CEN or  FNPC certification highly desirable. Advanced certification must be acquired within two years of hire and maintained throughout employment.

 

III.           DEGREE OF SUPERVISION REQUIRED

Able to work independently and autonomously under strict medical policies and procedures with minimal support or supervision.

 

IV.            ORIENTATION PERIOD

Based on experience and continuous assessment of progress of Program Director, Chief Flight Nurse, Educators and Medical Director. Orientation ranges between 16-24 weeks.  Orientation includes formal nursing department orientation of 2-4 days during first 2 weeks of employment.

 

 

V.               PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS

Must be able to work in highly dynamic environment with exposure to noise, vibration and weather extremes. Must be able to wear Night Vision Goggles (NVG’s) and helmets for extended periods of time in flight. The weight of each helmet is approximately 3.64 pounds with the additional weight of the NVG’s of 1.84 pounds.

 

Physical Requirements

 

1.       Maximum weight of 250 lbs with all flight gear.

2.       Weight proportionate to height.

3.       Able to lift using proper body mechanics.  Activities may include:

a.       Lifting patients and equipment weighing up to 400 lbs. into and out of aircraft with assistance.

b.       Carrying equipment (50 lbs.) over a variety of terrains without assistance.

4.       May need to perform CPR for up to one hour without assistance.

5.      Paramedics with chronic medical problems will require approval of AIRLIFE Medical Director/Program Director or Chief Flight Nurse before employment.

6.       All employees must successfully complete a complete background check in accordance with HealthONE policy and procedure prior to employment.

7.       Prior to employee, each applicant must submit to and pass the pre employment physical to include drug screening and physical exam in accordance with the HealthONE policy and procedure.

8.       Pre-employment and annual medical screening will be completed by each flight paramedic and remain on file in employee health.  If the employee does not want to complete the annual medical screening process through HealthONE employee health, they must take a copy of the medical screening form, along with the flight paramedic job description to their personal physician. The physician must send written notification for the employees file indicating they have completed the medical screening form. This must be completed annually.

9.       Smoking and use of tobacco products are prohibited in AIRLIFE aircraft and facilities.  Off-duty use of such products is strongly discouraged.

Company Name:

AirLife Denver / HealthONE

Location:

Denver, Colorado

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Medical Crew and Medical Operations

Industry:

Healthcare

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:

Certification

Date Posted:

September 27, 2017

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