The Cal-Ore 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.
• Assists primary flight nurse and performs functions within legal scope of practice of licensure.
• Assists with all aspects of patient care during transport.
• Demonstrates competency in using all aero medical equipment aboard aircraft.
• Demonstrates knowledge of company policies, transport protocols and emergency interventions.
• Reports to the hospital to assist with the preparation of the patient for transport. Responsible for obtaining all necessary transport equipment required for the preparation of the patient. Responsible for confirming all necessary transport paperwork prior to transport, and for transporting the medical records and imaging studies to the receiving facility.
• Completes preflight checklist prior to take-off, before arrival of patient.
• Countersigns all narcotics administered during transport and narcotic count on return.
• Responsible for ensuring that all equipment used for an air ambulance mission is returned from the mission, cleaned, restocked, and properly stored.
• Responsible for cleaning and restocking the aircraft upon return from an air ambulance mission.
• Responsible for completion of the billing sheet and for seeing that the entire medical record is complete on return to home base.
• Responsible for assisting the pilot in maintaining wakefulness during night flight legs.
• Attends flight training based on AAMS (ASHBEAMS) curriculum.
• Attends all mandatory aero medical training sessions and staff meetings.
• Must maintain the licensing and recency of experience standards required by all governmental and CAMTS agencies.
• Other duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, either orally or in writing.
Job Requirements and Qualifications:
• Registered nurse with current California and Oregon licensure.
• 3 years of experience in ER or ICU.
• Current BLS, ACLS, and PALS provider cards required. Instructor level cards preferred.
• CCRN, CEN, or CFRN required within 2 years of hire.
• PHTLS, NRP, and TNCC required within 3 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 Cal-Ore flight team member.
• Maintains a positive team attitude with paramedic, respiratory therapist, pilot, mechanic and communication specialist by working cohesively.
• Works independently and tolerates high stress levels while maintaining a good rapport with co-workers.
• Maintains ongoing knowledge of relevant aviation SOP’s.
Work Schedule: The maintain Part-Time Status at Cal-Ore, flight crewmembers must work at least 6 rotating 24-hour shifts per quarter. Sometimes a flight shift may extend past 24 hours. Must be available for one (1) on-call shift in a four (4) week period.
NOTE: Please refer to SOP’s for part-time Work Schedule.
Reporting Relationship: Flight Nurse reports directly to the General Manager and indirectly to the Clinical Educator.
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).