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RN Flight, Air 1, PRN, Varies

Company: UT Health East Texas
Location: Tyler
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Advancing Healthcare Together - The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas

Why UT Health - East Texas?

Our People. Our people truly are our greatest strength. They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day. We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other.

Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone'' s life and change the course of healthcare.

Our Place. Tyler, Texas is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here.

Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.

The RN Flight Nurse administers emergent and critical care to a patient population which ranges from neonates to geriatrics utilizing the nursing process. Works cooperatively and interdependently with emergency, prehospital, law enforcement, and ancillary personnel while coordinating the emergent and critical care of patients requiring helicopter transportation. Markets the Air 1 Program and serves as a representative of the department, as well as the UT HEALTH EAST TEXAS, when involved with a public relations activity and/or marketing activity. Understands and supports the UT Health Mission, Vision, and Values. Adheres to all hospital policies and procedures.

DUTIES, ACCOUNTABILITIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

* Assesses patient needs in prehospital and hospital settings utilizing accepted nursing and paramedic standards.
* Sets priorities of care rapidly and accurately under all conditions and in varied environments, whether inside a hospital or in the field.
* Functions in the field without direct supervision utilizing assessment skills and Air 1 written protocols when physician contact is not possible and accepts responsibility for such actions.
* Maintains and is proficient in the use of all supplies and equipment used for patient care on the helicopter, including communication and navigation equipment. Additionally, is proficient in the use of common supplies and equipment found in ambulances, emergency department, and critical care units.
* Participates in public/community relations and education assignments which may include speaking to groups.
* Participates in departmental CQI and educational activities, including attendance at Air 1 staff meetings.
* Some supervision of clinical support personnel is required; however, there are no management supervisory responsibilities

Education:

* High school diploma or equivalent required.
* Degree in nursing from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Experience:

* At least three years critical care nursing experience. Critical care experience is defined as no less than 4000 hrs in an ICU or emergency department.
* Previous flight nursing experience is preferred
* The ability to operate critical care equipment (i.e., monitors, pumps, ventilators)
* Must possess standard critical care skills commensurate with the flight nursing profession.
* Must become proficient in the operation of VHF and 800 System radio equipment.
* Must become proficient in the use of the Global Positioning System.
* The ability to make major and critical decisions in the absence of medical and/or supervisory direction.
* Basic personal computer skills and comfort with Microsoft Windows operating system; database and word processing skills required
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Active listening skills
* Good problem solving skills
* Ability to manage stress appropriately and to make decisions under pressure.
* Strong time management skills
* Demonstrates good team work

Certification and Licensure:

* Texas RN license required.
* Texas EMT-B certification required and EMT-P certification within one year.
* Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required.
* Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.
* Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required.
* Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) required.
* NRP required
* Advanced certification (CFRN) required or within 6 months of employment.

Compliance Requirements

* Comply with regulatory requirements, guidelines, and policies

BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS:

Service

* Patient Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about people.
* Cultivate a compassionate environment: Changing lives for the better together.

Quality

* Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be the best.
* Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the whole.

People

* Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective working relationships with others.
* Identify and Develop Talent: Prepare others to deliver excellence.

Financial

* Business Acumen: Know, own and drive our business.
* Continually Simplify and Improve: Work to make everything as efficient as possible.

Growth

* Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions.
* Set Clear Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to get there and why.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

* Must conform to height and weight requirements for the Air 1 helicopters as well as maintaining weight within these requirements.
* Excellent physical and cardiovascular health as determined by an approved Air 1 physician.
* Must possess extremely heavy physical effort. Lifts, positions, pushes, and transfers patients; having the ability to life/carry up to 60 kg at times. This may be comprised of patients and/or equipment.
* Must possess digital dexterity.
* Must possess and maintain extremely keen sense of touch, smell, and hearing.
* Must possess and maintain extremely keen sense of sight, including the ability to see clearly for long distances as well as in close proximity.
* Must have the ability to equalize pressure in both ears.
* Frequent exposure to extremes of heat and cold in all weather conditions.
* Sufficient noise to cause distraction and possible hearing loss if protection is not used.
* Works in extremes of height and constant motion.
* Frequent exposure to blood and body fluids.
* Subject to long, irregular hours; overtime and some call back required.
* Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.

Now that you have read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients.

UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Keywords: UT Health East Texas, Tyler , RN Flight, Air 1, PRN, Varies, Healthcare , Tyler, Texas

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