Job Description

Care Flight Nurse Shift Charge

The Flight Nurse-Shift Charge provides direct patient care during the transport of patients by fixed-wing airplane and ground ambulance in accordance with established policies, procedures, and patient care guidelines of the organization and works within the established scope of practice of the designated governing nursing and EMS bodies. The Flight Nurse-Shift Charge has the knowledge and skill required to initiate, maintain, and/or manage the critical care requirements appropriate for the patients served. The Flight Nurse-Shift Charge facilitates the coordination of patient care with our partners in the region while exemplifying the core values of our customer centric organization. Must have a MT license or be able to obtain one for this position.  Sidney Health Center offers competitive benefits including insurance and paid time off.

Basic Job Requirements:

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in critical care or emergency nursing setting
  • Previous air medical/transport experience preferred
  • Working experience with the application and management of critical care interventions (i.e. IPPV, NIPPV, Intubation, etc)
  • Working experience with vasoactive and sedation/pain management medications

Credential/Licensure:

  • RN Licensure in the States of ND and MT prior to start date
  • ACLS, PALS, and BLS (Instructor Certifications preferred)
  • TNCC, TPATC, TNATC, ATLS/ATCN, or other CAMTS Approved Advanced Trauma Course
  • CFRN, CCRN, or CEN (within 24 months of hire)
  • NRP (within 6 months of hire)
  • Valid Drivers License with Acceptable Driving Record

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other:

  • Possess excellent oral communication skills, listening skills, and telephone etiquette.
  • Ability to interpret and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to operate designated computer software, modules of the hospital computer system, and other equipment as need to complete tasks.
  • Ability to work under pressure with time constraints.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, SHC staff, Health Net Staff, etc.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to supervise other individuals and resolve personnel issues.
  • Ability to concentrate and multitask.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with and present information to coworkers, other staff, supervisors, physicians, vendors, agencies, other healthcare organizations and the public.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Adhere to the strict level of confidentiality set forth by state and federal regulations and facility policies.
  • Reports to Care Flight Program Director, or his/her designated appointee
  • Responds to requests for and conducts patient transports in fixed-wing aircraft and ground ambulances
  • 24 hour shifts of duty (on call capacity) from assigned base location or other authorized response location
  • Provides high quality critical care in accordance with the patient care guidelines established by the organization
  • Works within established scope of practice applicable to the governing Nursing and EMS body of the state of transport
  • Participates in company meetings, ongoing education, clinical rotations, and training as required
  • Demonstrates ongoing competency in the use and routine maintenance of all medical equipment, procedures, and supplies utilized
  • Demonstrates ability to function as a member of the flight crew and ensure the safety of the crew, patients, and other passengers during transport
  • Completes all required documentation prior to the end of duty period or other authorized timeline
  • Assists Pilot in Command with any emergency measures/procedures for sudden adverse developments in aircraft operational conditions as directed by the Pilot in Command
  • Participates in Pilot in Command shift change safety and operational briefings while on duty
  • Assesses, intervenes, and reassesses the patient's condition promptly and takes appropriate action in accordance with patient care guidelines.
  • Identifies the early warning signs of a change in a patient's condition and responds appropriately to a deteriorating patient, including contacting responsible clinicians as indicated by standard operating procedure. Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patient conditions.
  • Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate multidisciplinary team member and records those observations accurately and concisely.
  • Ensures that intervention or referrals are made promptly. Completes and submits all incident reports (patient, visitor, staff) prior to the completion of each shift.
  • Establishes and maintains communication and utilizes educational opportunities with patients and other significant individuals.
  • Assigns or delegates, within the scope of practice, education and experience, the responsibility for performance of patient care interventions to other persons for which that person has the necessary skills and competence to accomplish safely.
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Serve as a preceptor to new employees and students
  • Keeps crew quarters, aircraft, and other company locations/spaces clean and in order
  • Demonstrates knowledge, understanding of, and compliance with:
  • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. ?
  • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. ?
  • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
  • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

Physical and Environmental Demands: The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Balancing. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.
  • Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Very heavy work. Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • Required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines, such as lathes, drill presses, power saws, and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenter, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc.
  • Required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
  • Required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, inspection, etc.)
  • Subject to environmental conditions with protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • Subject to outside environmental conditions with no effective protection from the weather.
  • Subject to extreme cold where temperatures may be below 32? for periods of more than one hour.
  • Subject to extreme heat where temperatures may be above 100? for periods of more than one hour.
  • Subject to noise and may have to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  • Subject to vibration from exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
  • Subject to hazards, including but not limited to a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • Subject to atmospheric conditions that could affect the respiratory system and/or the skin including but not limited to fumes, odors, dust, animal dander, latex, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
  • Subject to working in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, narrow aisles or passageways, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.

Reasonable Accommodation

The physical demands described in this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please contact Human Resources if a reasonable accommodation is needed.

Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace

Sidney Health Center is a drug-free and tobacco-free workplace. The SHC Drug-Free Workplace Policy does not tolerate the abuse of drugs or alcohol in the workplace. SHC has determined that all employees who render patient services, work in security positions, work in hazardous work environments, and those who are in fiduciary positions are covered under the Policy. All employees are prohibited from using tobacco products during work time (including paid breaks) and on SHC property.

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