Flight Nurse Life Force 3 Part Time Featured
- Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Flight Nurse Life Force 3 Part Time job at Erlanger Health in Chattanooga TN
Description, duties, responsibilities
Job Summary:As a member of a highly trained and proficient team the Flight Nurse employed by Erlanger Health System is responsible for:Direct/indirect care of the patient (s) during pre-hospital and inter-facility transports on board the aircraft or as deemed necessary within the hospital.Demonstrated ability to operate ground vehicles to access patients in support of EMS or facilities needing advanced level of care when weather conditions may prevent air medical transport.Assessment of any trauma or medical patientInitiation of indicated treatment modalities in accordance with written guidelines and verbal medical control direction.Possession of and the ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age (s) of the patient (s) transported by the air medical service including the neonate through the geriatric age populations.Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life spanThe ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and assimilate the information necessary to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her ageThe demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide/prioritize care based on LIFEFORCE guidelines and proceduresThe demonstrated ability to work in and around helicopters in all phases of flight and assist with maintaining cleanliness and efficiency of the air medical department.Refer to LIFEFORCE guideline Standards of Professional Performance of LIFEFORCE Air Medical Crew 7136.2001 for detailed job responsibilities.Education:Required:Graduate of a School of Nursing accredited by a State Licensing Agency. De-escalation training if applicable.Preferred:A BSN or MSN is preferred.Experience:Required:A minimum of 3 years of continuous experience is required in an ICU or an Emergency Department. Experience must reflect general knowledge in nursing/pre-hospital medicine principles and practice skills current trends and new developments.Flight Paramedics with 3 years of full time flight experience transitioning to a Flight Nurse position must have 1 year or RN experience prior to transition.Preferred:One year of rotor wing air medical flight experience is preferred. One year of experience as an EMT-P on an Advanced Life Support Unit is preferred.Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration/WeightRequired:The Nurse Licensure Compact will not change how to obtain or renew a Tennessee license. However the Tennessee nursing license will be a single state license for Tennessee Residents or non-compact state residents. Tennessee licensure or multistate licensure from a compact state must be obtained within three months of hire for non-Tennessee residents.Certifications:BLS completed prior to going to unit/department and maintained going forward.ACLS.Certification in one of the following: PALS PEPP PBTLS or ENPC.Certification in one of the following: ITLS PHTLS TNCC or TNATC required.After LIFE FORCE orientation must always meet the state of Tennessees Air Ambulance rules requirements as a Flight Nurse.GA and TN EMS license or certification (EMT/EMT-Intermediate/EMT-Paramedic) must be obtained within 12 months of hire. Current Flight Nurses must meet this requirement by January 1 2012CFRN is required within one year of date of employment. Current flight nurses with CEN or CCRN must be CFRN certified by November 1 2012.Current driver licenses in the state of residence without restrictions or reasons to limit insurability.Due to weight limitations allowed onboard the aircraft the maximum body weight is 250 lbs including gear for EC-135 or Bell 407 aircraft bases.Preferred:Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic (NREMT-P) or Intermediate (NREMT-I) is preferred. Instructor certifications in BLS ACLS ITLS or PHTLS PEPP or PALS TNCC or TNATC preferred.Department Position Summary:Ability to perform both Basic and Advanced Life Support practices in the execution of patient carePossesses sound judgment and organizational abilityPossesses and demonstrates above average written and oral communication skillsMaintains proficiency as a FAA designated crewmemberMaintains provider certifications in ACLS BLS. Must hold certification in one of the following: ITLS PHTLS TNCC or TNATC. Must hold certification in one of the following: PALS PEPP or PBTLS. (instructor certifications preferred).Maintains current CEN CCRN or CFRN required.Must be able to tolerate the stresses of flight including but not limited to unpressurized helicopter flight in both VFR and IFR weather conditions motion sickness and temperature extremes.Must be physically fit to lift twist bend and work in small sometimes hazardous environments.Must meet all FAA designated crewmembers requirement to participate in initial and random drug screening while employed as such.Must be able to wear installed safety belts helmets Nomex flight suit and boots.116188
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