Flight Nurse II

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System | Richmond, VA

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Posted Date 9/11/2020
Description
  • JOB SUMMARY
    • The chief objective of this position:

      • To competently deliver and document routine patient care along with safely administering prescribed medications; recognize implications of medications with routine vs. complicated use. Provides pre-hospital advanced life-support care to helicopter/ground transport patients across the lifespan from initial contact until patient care is relinquished to medical staff. Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and to maximize patient and customer satisfaction.
    • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:

      • Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible
      • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
      • Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
      • Current Trauma Nursing Course Certification (TNCC) or equivalent
      • Current Basic Trauma Life Support Certification (BTLS) or Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support Certification (PHLTS) or equivalent
      • Weight Restriction: maximum individual weight must be equal to or less than 235 lbs. in street clothes
    • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:

      • Current RN Licensure in Virginia
      • AHA BLS HCP Certification
      • Current ACLS, PALS,
      • Achieve and maintain a certification in Nursing (CFRN and or CCRN)
      • Achieve and maintain a certification in Transport Provider Advanced Transport Course (TPATC)
      • Achieve and maintain a certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
      • Achieve and maintain the minimal of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification
      • Weight Restriction: maximum individual weight must be equal to or less than 235 lbs. in street clothes
    • Experience REQUIRED:

      • Minimum of five (5) years of current experience as a Registered Nurse.
      • A minimum of (2) years as a Registered Nurse in an intensive care setting and/or previous flight Registered Nurse experience;
      • or
      • Four (4) years of flight Paramedic experience; a minimum of 2,000 hours as a Registered Nurse in an intensive care setting and two (2) years additional Registered Nurse experience
      • Previous experience in use of specific equipment used for patient care (e.g. monitor, infusion pumps, etc.)
    • Experience PREFERRED

      • Experience with language skills appropriate for the setting (i.e. able to interpret flight-related reports, health-related documents, business reports)
      • Academic healthcare experience
      • Previous experience in pre-hospital trauma care
    • Education/training REQUIRED: (Note: work experience may be considered in lieu of credentials not required by law with HR approval. Work experience must be specific to role)

      • Clinician Nurse II: Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program
      • Clinical Nurse III: Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program
      • Clinical Nurse IV: Minimum of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program (unless grandfathered under previous requirements); Certification in specialty area
      • Clinical Nurse V: Completion of MSN, MN, MS (Nursing) Degree from an accredited program; Certification in specialty area
    • Education/training PREFERRED:

      • Clinical Nurse II: Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
      • Clinical Nurse III: Certification in specialty; completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
      • Clinical Nurse IV: Completion of a Masters Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
      • Completion of a Doctoral Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
Category
Aviation | Healthcare & Public Health | Nursing

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