Provides nursing care to Life Flight. Follows and adheres to Act 37 standards and protocols.
Provides nursing care from initial contact until patient care is relinquished to accepting medical facility.
Maintains thorough patient care documentation in the Electronic Medical Record.
Practices nursing within their scope of practice as defined by the state and Geisinger, maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences.
Communicates educational needs to the Life Flight clinical leadership team, Operations Manager or Medical Director.
This includes maintaining skills checklist and continuing education record monthly, attends continuing education programs pertinent to area of practice.
Remains knowledgeable in use and routine maintenance of all equipment and supplies used by Life Flight.
Maintains medical interior of Life Flight aircraft and ground ambulances.
Assures adequate inventory of equipment and supplies.
Assures orderly environment in Hangar and Elevator Glasshouse areas as well as assigned Life Flight base.
Functions as a flight crew member.
Assists the pilot when needed.
This includes attending pre-mission briefings and mission debriefings and completes necessary documentation.
Serves as member of neonatal retrieval team when transporting neonatal patients by air or ground transport.
Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, medical crew members, patient and equipment during all phases of flight.
Serves as a role model, teacher and clinical resource.
Acts as preceptor and participates in orientation of new employees and students as assigned Completes reports when applicable for all safety related incidents.
Participates in required patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational safety.
Provides input to the clinical management team for performance appraisals of care delivery team members.
Problem solves, troubleshoots and takes corrective measures in care and handling of equipment.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Required qualifications: (PA) Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse ( PHRN), ACLS, PALS, BLS as well as one of the following specialties:
CCRN- Critical Care Flight RN
CEN Certified Emergency Nurse Specialization
CFRN Certified Flight RN
CTRN- Certified Transport RN Specialization
CFRN is required within one year of orientation.
Required experience: Three years of nursing experience, minimum of two years critical care experience. Prior critical care transport experience is required.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)
Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
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