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Professional Flight Nurse - EAST - Washington D.C. - Flight Nurse or Critical Care Flight Nurse
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Education & Experience Requirements
Professional Flight Nurse - EAST - Washington D.C.
The Center for Emergency Medicine is looking to hire a Full-Time Professional Flight Nurse to support MedEvac 18 in Washington D.C.
The Professional Flight Nurse functions as a member of the critical care transport team and is responsible for the care of critically ill or injured patients transported by the STAT MedEvac system. Responsibilities include patient care incorporating assessment, stabilization, and intervention techniques consistent with standards and protocols approved by the Medical Director. The Flight Nurse is expected to execute independent judgment in order to deliver appropriate care that is consistent with the clinical protocols, when contact with a medical command physician is not possible. The Flight Nurse functions as a part of a team and shares responsibility for the teams conduct. The Flight Nurse fulfills education and experiential requirements as established by the STAT MedEvac Medical Director, and performs other duties as assigned. Supports and upholds the mission, goals, and objectives, of the STAT MedEvac system at all times.
Performs daily equipment check (vehicle, medications) Ensures crew is logged onto computer duty roster Participates in shift report from off going crew Equipment checks Transport log Medication log
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Must obtain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on a Professional Staff Nurse Performance Evaluation to be promoted to this level. Must maintain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on annual performance evaluation to maintain status. Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families. Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment. Exemplary clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process. Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients. Drivers LicenseCardio Pulmonary ResuscitationAdvanced Cardiac Life SupportPediatric Adv Life SupportNeonatal Resuscitation Program (within 90 days of hire)NIMS 100 (within 90 days of hire)NIMS 200 (within 90 days of hire)NIMS 700 (within 90 days of hire)NIH Stroke Scale Certification (within 90 days of hire)CFRN (within 2 years of hire)PHRNRNEmergency Service Vehicle Operator preferred. Trauma Nursing Core Course OR Intl Trauma Life Support OR Adv Trauma Life Support. OR PrehospTrauma Life SupportAct 34. Passport (within 6 months of hire)
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran