90% of $5076/mo - $9131/mo DOE and FTE plus shift diffs
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Join Airlift Northwest's Juneau, Alaska team as adult flight nurse, ALNW.
Airlift Northwest, the preeminent medical transport service in the Pacific Northwest, has one mission: to improve health and serve communities by saving lives wherever needed, 24 hours a day - every day.
POSITION: ADULT FLIGHT NURSE Juneau
RESPONSIBLE TO: Alaska Manager Chief Flight Nurse Medical Director
DESCRIPTION: The Flight Nurse is accountable for the completion of all Airlift Northwest work assignments. They are responsible for the safety of patients prior to and during transport to medical care facilities. This includes provision of basic as well as advanced life support measures required to stabilize the critically ill or injured patient. The position requires proficiency in critical care nursing and knowledge of the adaptations necessary for patient management in the aircraft and during flight. The Flight Nurse must also be familiar with aircraft operating procedures and safety practices. The ability to establish positive interpersonal and professional relationships are essential.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Safety is the flight nurse's first priority. As such you must comply with all known safety policies and procedures. During flight if you observe an unsafe practice or condition you must speak up and resolve the issue.
2. Will actively and positively participate in shift briefings, cabin checklists, debriefings procedures.
3. If you observe a general condition or practice which you feel may be unsafe you should report that to the Airlift Northwest safety committee.
4. Acquires extensive working knowledge of policies, procedures and protocols related to the Airlift Northwest program.
5. Acquire and maintain strong knowledge base in critical care practice. The Flight Nurse must be able to stabilize and manage patients involved in air transport. This includes field emergency stabilization, ICU interhospital intervention, as well as management of specific aeromedical problems in flight.
6. The Flight Nurse is expected to have knowledge of applicable sections of the Federal Aviation Administration regulations.
7. Reviews available information on patient status and consults with a physician on every transport.
8. Selects and prepares special equipment for transport according to patient needs and aircraft used. Is responsible for checking bags, equipment and aircraft prior to departure.
9. Prepares aircraft environment for anticipated patient needs on the outbound trip: 1) oxygen therapy, 2) equipment for airway management, 3) IV fluids, 4) specific medications.
10. On arrival at referring site, introduces transport personnel, assists with stabilization procedures and preparation of the patient for flight. Compiles necessary documents/data to be transported with patient.
11. In-flight, is responsible for delivery of total patient care. The Flight Nurse continually monitors patient status in coordination with another flight nurse, and intervenes as necessary. The Flight Nurse maintains written records of patient condition and care provided according to established standards and guidelines.
12. The Flight Nurse is accountable to the Vice President of Operations for adherence to written standards care.
13. The Flight Nurse assists in additional patient care as required on arrival to the receiving hospital. All records and reports are transferred to receiving personnel.
14. After transfer of the patient is complete, the Flight Nurse is responsible for restocking flight bags and aircraft. Equipment must be cleaned and maintained so that it is ready for further flights. Any problems with equipment and/or patient management will be immediately reported to the Airlift Administrator on Call.
15. Completes flight records, computer charting, airway documentation tracking or other data gathering tools as required.
16. Participates in debriefing meeting with Medical Director, Alaska Manager, Regional Managers and other staff as appropriate when requested.
17. Attends no less than 6 scheduled flight team meetings per year. Is responsible for the information provided in the minutes and educational content of the flight nurse staff meetings.
18. Participates in teaching and training of orientees when appropriate.
19. Participates in public education programs and public relations functions. Is responsible for a positive public image of Airlift Northwest at all times while on duty.
20. Becomes proficient in the use of radios and giving short reports.
21. Other duties as required.
22. Will uphold all Airlift Northwest policies and procedures related to Compliance, HIPPA and all applicable federal, state and/or local laws and regulations.
COMMENT: Extensive training of required skills, altitude and flight physiology, and stabilization standards will be provided.
1. Seasonal exposure to extreme cold and heat. Frequent temperature changes from outside to inside.
2. Exposure to noise and vibrations during flight.
3. Exposure to hypoxia during flight.
4. Exposure to high-ionized radiation during flight.
5. Possible exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals during transport of patients who have been exposed.
6. Possible exposure to dehydration, motion sickness, gas expansion, sudden decompression during flight.
7. Possible exposure to undiagnosed communicable disease.
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