8 months ago
Thank you for taking the next step in the REACH Air Medical Services hiring process!
Flight Nurses at REACH are Making a Difference EVERY Day! We are currently in search of qualified Flight Nurses to join our team in Imperial, CA.
• Having real autonomy both as an individual and as part of a team.
• Working fora company that continuously helps you improve your skills.
• Being part of a team that cares about you and supports you.
The REACH Team of professionals awaits your contribution to excellence.
Help us Make a Difference!
The REACH On-call Neonatal Flight Nurse provides customer oriented high quality patient care, in a safe and efficient manner. In every situation the Flight Nurse does what is right for the patient based on a thorough assessment and implantation of protocols, SOP’s and appropriate care.
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Delivers safe and efficient patient care by providing customer oriented high quality nursing care to each patient throughout the transport process.
* Utilizes REACH clinical protocols to provide high quality patient care.
* Performs nursing expanded scope practice policies and procedures to deliver high quality patient care in the transport environment.
* Monitors, records, and reports to receiving staff, patient condition and response to interventions.
* Properly utilizes aircraft radios and navigation tools to assist in the safe and efficient transport of the patient.
* Represents REACH in public relation and safety in-services to improve awareness and safety.
* As the Advanced Level Neonatal Nurse, drives the plan and implementation of care derived from collaborative consultation with both sending and receiving Neonatologists and/ or NNP’s.
* Satisfies the scheduling requirement of four (4) Neonatal Transport On-call shifts/ four (4) week period.
* Maintains competency with: isolette, isolette ventilator, Nitric Oxide administration via the INOMax DS, surfactant administration, PGE1 administration, and UVC placement.
* Maintains airway/ intubation competencies per REACH SOP.
* Maintains current completion of monthly and annual competencies as defined by the Director of Clinical Services.,
* Satisfies the Advanced Level Neonatal Nurse requirements as defined in SOP’s (with the exception of number of calls completed).
* Other duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, either orally or in writing.
* Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
* Current unrestricted RN license in State of practice.
* Minimum of three (3) years critical care experience with Neonates in a Level III (or higher) NICU and/ or equivalent unit (PICU with CHD neonates/ EMCO).
* PICU, NICU and CCT experience desirable.
* Experience shall be evaluated for relevance by the REACH Chief Medical Officer and Neonatal/Pediatric Clinical Manager
* Current AHA BCLS, PALS and NRP verified.
* CCRN or RN-C recommended for entry-level position.
* National certification in specialty area required within one (1) year of hire.
* S.T.A.B.L.E. and S.T.A.B.L.E. Cardiac Module required within six (6) months of hire.
* Excellent customer service skills.
* Ability to communicate professionally, effectively and persuasively.
* Ability to maintain composure under pressure, works efficiently and accurately with frequent interruptions, and set and reset multiple priorities.
* Remains cognizant of local EMS county protocols and requirements.
* Presents a professional image as a REACH flight team member.
* Maintains a positive team attitude with paramedic, pilot, mechanic and communication specialist by working cohesively and collaboratively.
* Works independently and tolerates high stress levels while maintaining a good rapport with co-workers.
* Maintains ongoing knowledge of relevant aviation SOP’s.
* Anticipates and strives to understand the unique needs of each patient and/or customer.
* Tailors each interaction to the specific needs of the person and/or situation.
* Responds quickly and effectively to problems that arise while providing service.
* Demonstrates open, honest and respectful communication.
* Provides timely, constructive feedback that contributes to others development (each member must demonstrate a commitment to help each other succeed).
* Takes responsibility for individual and team actions, decisions and results.
* Measures progress against agreed upon plans and stated goals.
* Thinks broadly when seeking new ways to improve performance, processes and services.
* Seeks out and utilizes best practices.
Working Conditions and Physical Environment
* Requires activities requiring a moderate amount of standing, sitting, and walking.
* Able to conduct activities requiring a moderate to rigorous amount of static pushing, pulling, reaching and lifting (knuckle height and ankle height).
* Capable of lifting 75lbs. Floor to bench height.
* Maintains a “duty” weight (body weight + uniform/equipment – helmet not included) of less than 230lbs for Rotor Wing (Helicopter) operations.
* Maintains a “duty” weight (body weight + uniform/equipment – helmet not included) of less than 250lbs for Fixed Wing operations.
* Ability to hear routine aircraft and medical equipment noises.
* Must be able to wear a commercially available respirator mask with proper fit, when required.
* Requires close and distant visual capability.
* Periodic hands to key ability (typing).
* Ability to work within a 24-hour job environment.
The Flight Nurses duties are performed in either indoor or outdoor environments. The Flight Nurse may
be exposed to routine office noises, moderate electrical or mechanical hazards and frequent exposure to an aircraft hanger environment where the Flight Nurse may be exposed to loud aircraft noise, fumes, gases, odors, dust particles and mechanical/electrical and chemical hazards. The Flight Nurse must be present at work site to complete the job.
* Nomex full body flight suit
* Leather or Nomex boots
* Aviation Helmet
* PPE – latex gloves, goggles, and HEPA mask
* Hearing protection (plugs, band or head set)
Work Place Conditions: The Neonatal On-call Flight Nurse will take on-call shifts away from the Base of Operation. He/ She is expected to respond to a local REACH base for aircraft rendezvous within 40 minutes of receiving notification for a pending call.
Work Schedule: The current standard shift at REACH for flight crewmembers is a 24-hour shift period. The on-call duty of the Neonatal On-call Nurse will be for a designated 24 hour period. Sometimes a flight shift may extend past the 24 hour on-call period. Must be available for four (4) on-call shifts in a four (4) week period.
Reporting Relationship: Flight Nurse reports directly to the General Manager and indirectly to the Neonatal/Pediatric Regional Clinical Manager.
REACH offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, as well as a 401(k) plan. We also offer a flexible paid-time-off program and voluntary supplemental life insurance packages.
REACH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or other non-merit factors.
We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans).