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Flight Registered Nurse - Flex

at North Memorial Health Care

Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Status: Part Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: *5608706573A06946
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Requisition Number
19-1121

Post Date
6/13/2019

Title
Flight Registered Nurse - Flex

Department
Air Care Admin

Job Group
Nursing

Employment Type
Casual/On Call

Hours Per Pay Period
Casual

Shift
Day/Eve/Night

Shift Length
24 Hours

Mandatory Call Requirement
On Premise Call

Mandatory Wknd Requirement
Weekends By Dept Rotation

City
Robbinsdale

State
MN

Description
The Registered Staff Nurse (RN) provides holistic, care to customers and families. The focus is on independent, collaborative and delegated nursing functions as described in standards and competencies specific to the assigned service area. The scope of practice may include the care of neonates, infants, children, young adults, adults, and older adults throughout the life cycle. The RN executes the Standards of Nursing Practice including: assessment; nursing diagnosis; outcome identification; planning; implementation; and evaluation. The RN develops and revises the customer’s plan of care, coordinates care among disciplines and delegates activities to other customer care providers as appropriate. The RN participates in shared accountability and decision-making for nursing practices. Through active participation in practice and by implementing personal leadership qualities and skill, the RN defines, implements, and improves practice standards and the environment of care and promotes remarkable customer care.

• Autonomously evaluate critically ill or injured patients of all age groups (infant through adult).
• Provide therapeutic and emergent interventions; efficiently prepare the patient for transport
(via helicopter or ambulance) from hospitals or accident scenes.
• Provide patient care within the clinical and operational guidelines/protocols established by North Memorial Health Air Care.
• Fluidly evaluate changes in the status of patients and demonstrate a proactive approach to solving patient and family problems.
• Maintain and process complete and accurate patient care records.
• Be an active participant in maintaining base quality assurance.
• Communicate effectively with outside institutions/agencies, including hospitals, EMS, police and
fire departments.
• Maintain contact with patients, families, referring facility staff and public safety personnel during
and after contact to provide continuous loop closure and information sharing.
• Maintain clinical competence across all aspects of care. This includes, but is not limited to, cardiac assist devices, advanced ventilator management, obstetric emergencies, trauma care, advanced airway management, management of multisystem organ failure, and potentially extracorporeal (ECMO) support, IABP management, and Neonate transports.
• Perform physical requirements in confined spaces and under adverse environmental conditions.
• Participate in recurrent education sessions, Bi-Monthly meetings, SIM center skills lab/classes, base competencies and maintenance of educational requirements for all licensures and certifications.
• Complete transport missions initiated within the timeframe of his/her shift, understanding that completion of these missions might require working beyond normal work hours.
• Maintaining the patients overall safety while in flight.
• Demonstrate knowledge of, and adhere to safety procedures set forth by North Memorial Health Aviation and the FAA including annual aviation safety.
• Represent Air Care as a customer service representative for North Memorial Health.
• Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
• Wear required uniform


Requirements
Education
• Graduate from an accredited school of nursing required
• Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred

Experience
• Three (3) years of Critical Care experience as an RN required.
• One (1) year of experience in ICU and 1 year Emergency Department required.
• Prior flight experience required.


License Requirement

• Current licensure as RN in State of Minnesota
State Requirement

• Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, pre-employment requirement
NMHC Standard

• Current Minnesota EMT Certification or obtain within 6 months of hire date
NMHC Standard

• ACLS Certification
NMHC Standard
• PALS Certification at time of application
NMHC Standard

• CEN, CCRN or CFRN within 12 months of hire date
NMHC Standard

• Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification or obtain within 6 months of hire date.
NMHC Standard

• Maximum weight of 215 pounds in uniform
NMHC Standard

• Current Wisconsin RN license or obtain within 6 months of hire date
NMHC Standard

• Valid Class D driver's license in state of residency with acceptable driving record, and annual proof of auto insurance per hospital policy
NMHC Standard


Additional Requirements
**This position will support various bases across MN and WI**