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Flight Nurse

Juneau, AK

Details

Hiring Company

Guardian Flight

Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information

$96,000 - $102,000 / year


Position Description

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Guardian Flight transports patients from pediatrics to geriatrics, including specialty care services.  We transport medical, surgical, cardiac, trauma, pediatric, high-risk OB, neuro and burn patients from rural area facilities to secondary and tertiary care facilities 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Our flight nurses and paramedics use the latest technology and education to transport patients who require advanced procedures, including oral and nasal intubation ,needle and surgical cricothyroidotomy, chest tube insertion, mechanical ventilation, intraosseous insertion, and rapid sequence intubation (RSI), etc.  We also provide non-emergent and/or scheduled air ambulance services.  

MAIN JOB TASTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain standards of safety for patients and crew
  • Provide basic and advanced patient care prior to and during transport
  • Provide compassionate and efficient patient care
  • Respond to hospital/airport within 15 minutes of time of page when on-call

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Acquire and maintain extensive working knowledge of company protocols, procedures, and guidelines
  • Adhere to all standards of safety.  Report any unsafe conditions and/or actions immediately
  • Follow all state and federal laws
  • Acquire and maintain strong knowledge base in critical care practice including emergency stabilization, ICU inter-hospital intervention and management of specific aero medical problems in flight
  • Knowledge of applicable sections of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable accreditation standards
  • Review available information on patient status and consult with a physician as appropriate
  • Select and prepare special equipment for transport according to patient needs and aircraft used
  • Responsible for checking bags, equipment and aircraft prior to departure
  • After transfer of patient is complete, restock flight bags and aircraft.  Equipment must be cleaned and maintained and ready for further flights
  • Immediately report any equipment and/or patient management problems to the Base Manager and/or Medical Department Chief
  • Complete flight records, QA documents and trauma registry if appropriate in a timely manner
  • Participate in debriefing meeting with Medical Director, Medical Department Chief, other Management and other staff as appropriate when requested
  • On arriving at referring site, introduce transport personnel, assist with stabilization procedures and preparation of the patient for flight
  • Compile necessary documents/data to be transported with the patient
  • Assist in additional patient care as required on arrival to the receiving hospital.  All records and reports are transferred to receiving personnel.
  • Responsible for monthly bag checks as assigned
  • Must be available as scheduled, fulfilling all flight duties
  • Compliance with drug/alcohol free workplace policy.  This includes no drug/alcohol use 8 hours prior to and during all on-call assignments
  • Make recommendations for safety improvement, quality improvement, job satisfaction and overall service improvement
  • Attend monthly staff meetings when on duty or as requested.  Participation in staff meetings when off-duty is encouraged
  • Carry a cell phone or pager, while on duty, to be notified of flights
  • Attend all scheduled flight team meetings and classes as requested
  • Participate in teaching and training of new employees
  • Participate in public education programs and public relations functions
  • Other duties as assigned and required by your manager(s)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BLS, ACLS, PALS, ATLS or equivalent.  All required prior to employment and must be kept current during employment
  • Nursing license and current certifications
  • NRP and adult trauma training
  • Three years' experience in critical care, emergency department, and/or special care areas
  • Be able to regularly lift up to 50 pounds
  • Due to rotor aircraft weight restrictions and internal space, be a weight of 185 pounds or less

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional certification (i.e. CCRN, CEN and CFRN) preferred; required after two years of employment
  • Flight experience


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