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Job ID: 38937
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.
*This position qualifies for our UNC Hospitals RN Incentive Program, which includes up to $20,000 commitment incentive or up to $25,000 tuition loan forgiveness. In addition, this position is also eligible for up to $10,000 in relocation assistance (based on location) and our employee referral program. Learn more about our UNC Hospitals RN Incentive Program here:https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/unc-hospitals-nurse-incentive-program
Flight RN needed for Critical Care Transport
This position will provide safe and timely transport of patients requiring rotor wing (helicopter) while providing exceptional basic advanced and critical care medical treatment. This is a highly visible position which requires outstanding customer service skills and autonomous care of patients at the advanced practice level independent of direct medical orders. It is essential for the nurse to be proficient in skills and comfortable interfacing with pre-hospital providers, law enforcement, nurses, physicians, family members and others in a variety of environments.
Duties specific to Flight Nurse
-Monitors patient condition during air transport using advanced assessment and treatment skills; monitors communication equipment and communicate with dispatch personnel, medical staff, family members, and other stakeholders to ensure timely and relevant information is collected and proper treatment administered. Meticulous attention to detail for safety of the aircraft, crew, and patient, before, during and after flight. Participates in the plan of care for patient acutely ill and requiring air medical transport, documents patients' status, delivery of care and evaluation of the patients' response to care according to specific procedures and established protocols. Contacts physician for guidance as needed and follows treatment protocols as described by UNC Air Care Medical Direction. Operates various medical and mechanical equipment in the pre-hospital and transport environment ensuring medical equipment is functioning; restocks medical supplies and completes assigned daily base duties in a timely manner. Critical thinking, adaptability with problem solving in the fluid air medical transport environment; works collaboratively with other team members and management team on quality initiatives. Participates in planned outreach marketing and education activities. Provides feedback to management team related to performance of affiliated personnel such as Paramedics, EMTs, pilots, etc.
Successful candidate will need to have the ability to lift 150 pounds with assistance; carry 80 pounds a distance of 30 feet and push/pull over 200 pounds (i.e. patients on beds, stretchers) for lateral transfer. Also for flight safety candidates must weigh less than or equal to 215 pounds for rotor wing assignment.
Provides competent clinical nursing care consistent with professional standards. Reporting and accountable to the Nurse Manager/Director, the Clinical Nurse is responsible for coordinating and delivering patient care utilizing the nursing process in a hospital setting.
1. Education - Participates in identifying and meeting learning needs of self. Attends education programs based on identified learning needs. With assistance, uses patient education materials relevant to patient population. Assesses readiness to learn of the patient/family/caregivers. Assesses developmental level of patient and factors affecting ability to learn.
2. Evaluation of Care - Identifies expected patient outcomes. Seeks guidance as needed in revision of plan of care. Participates in discussion with members of the interdisciplinary team in evaluation of patient care. Communicates relevant information to promote continuity of care.
3. Implementation - Demonstrates competence in care of patients with complex problems, including population-appropriate physical, psychosocial, educational and safety aspects of care. Performs bedside point of care testing as required for patient care plan. Utilizes healthcare organization and nursing standards, policies and procedures in delivery of care. Organizes and prioritizes care according to patient/family needs. Consults with appropriate resources in a timely fashion regarding patients with complex care issues, unusual teaching needs and/or those at high risk for discharge planning.
4. Leadership - With assistance, develops goals to promote professional growth or minimize limitations. Achieves goals and objectives within identified time frame or renegotiates with supervisor. Is knowledgeable about activities which facilitate intra/interdepartmental collaboration. Participates in development and achievement of unit goals and performance improvement activities. Effectively uses communication systems. Participates in promoting cost-effective care. Gives feedback to co-workers. Is aware of public policy and regulatory guidelines affecting the health care environment. Promotes a safe, clean and secure hospital environment for all.
5. Patient Assessment - Recognizes data from complex situations to determine priorities for care. Includes appropriate physical, psychosocial, education and safety needs. Synthesizes assessment data into meaningful whole prior to communication to others. Assesses and anticipates discharge needs of individual patients and families. Develops relationships with families that promote their ability to advocate for the patient and their own needs.
6. Planning - Collaborates with patient/family to prepare or update the plan of care. Makes use of available multidisciplinary resources in planning care. Begins to use full range of communication as a means to convey planning. Identifies and addresses cultural and ethnic issues in planning patient care. Demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks for patients with complex problems.
7. Research - Reads journals that contain studies or articles that may be applicable to practice. Brings ideas and questions to the staff at large for assessment of applicability.
● Graduation from a school of professional nursing.
● If hired after January 6, 2014, must be enrolled within four years of employment, and obtain a Bachelor's degree with a major in Nursing or a Master's degree with a major in Nursing within seven years of employment date.
● Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina.
● Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Certification
Professional Experience Requirements:
● One (1) year of nursing experience; prefer 3 years' experience in Emergency or ICU.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Legal Employer: STATE
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Critical Care Transport
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00
Work Schedule: Variable
Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
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