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Job Details

Flight Nurse I

Company name
Children's Hospital Colorado

Location
Aurora, CO

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Department:

Flight Team

Hours per week:

36, eligible for benefits

Shift:

12 Hour Shifts 24/7/365 with six weeks of alternating between day and night shift.

Job Overview

The Flight Nurse I provides direct patient nursing care in a transport environment, while assessing and adjusting therapies during transport in response to changes in patient outcomes ; builds and maintains relationships with multidisciplinary healthcare providers; and collects, monitors, and reports on quality of care outcomes and measures.

Responsibilities

Population Specific Care Neonate - 30 days to 1 yr Toddlers - >1 yr to 3yrs Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrs School age - >5yrs to 13yrs Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrs Adult - >18yrs to 65yrs

Essential Functions

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform. D elivers patient and family centered care in a transport environment while incorporating developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, evidence based care practices and methodologies. Assesses and adjust therapies during transport in response to changes in patient outcomes. Communicates and advocates patient values, preferences and expressed needs as part of the implementation of care plan, evaluation of care and assessment of patient/family learning needs. Build and maintains strong working relationships with multidisciplinary healthcare providers to provide individualized patient/family care and education while minimizing risks to the patient during transitions of care. Extends hospital resources into the referring communities through clinical care, education and outreach. Researches, compiles, and analyzes data and prepares case records, reports, and correspondence to facilitate communication, clinical decision making, error prevention, and care coordination . Collects, monitors, and reports on quality of care outcomes and measures; participates in continuous evaluation and improvement of internal quality and safety processes, procedures, and performance measures. Ensures compliance with clinical policies, procedures, and best practices in order to minimize the risk of harm to patients and providers. Ensures compliance with all safety rules and regulations while on ground and air transports Researches, identifies, and implements evidence based practice to improve the quality of care provided to patients/families. Provides informal leadership and resource expertise to other flight nurses, which includes mentoring and assistance with patients/families, completing peer evaluations, and providing emotional support. Serves on department and hospital-wide committees and participates in or leads research or quality improvement projects as directed.

Other Information

COMPETENCIES ADAPTABILITY - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful. APPLIED LEARNING - Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner. BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS - Developing and leveraging relationships within and across work groups to achieve results. COLLABORATING - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals. COMMUNICATION - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others. CUSTOMER ORIENTATION - Placing a high priority on the internal or external customer’s perspective when making decisions and taking action; implementing service practices that meet the customers’ and own organization’s needs. DECISION MAKING - Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others’ emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively manage own responses so that one’s behavior matches one’s values and delivers intended results. MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS - Meeting the personal needs of individuals to build trust, encourage two-way communication, and strengthen relationships. MANAGING WORK - Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently. PLANNING & ORGANIZING - Establishing an action plan for self and others to complete work efficiently and on time by setting priorities, establishing timelines, and leveraging resources. RESOLVING CONFLICTS - Helping others deal effectively with an antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and facilitate agreement. STRESS TOLERANCE - Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (e.g., experiencing time pressure, conflict, or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.

SCOPE AND LEVEL GUIDELINES :

Advanced full performance professional level work that requires additional knowledge, education, training or experience. Guidelines are generally in the form of stated objectives only with issues and factors largely undefined requiring the employee to exercise creativity and ingenuity in devising criteria, techniques, strategy, and methodologies for approaching assigned functions or projects. COMPLEXITY : Duties performed involve concepts, theories, and concrete factors to be evaluated and weighed requiring a high degree of analytical ability, independent judgment, and decision-making. Acts as a subject matter expert in the field of expertise. DECISION MAKING : Exercises judgment and discretion, and is responsible for determining the time, place and sequence of the work performed. COMMUNICATIONS : Contacts are of a remedial nature involving the resolution of problems and where some degree of discretion and judgment are required in carrying out a major program and/or function of the organization. SUPERVISION RECEIVED : Performs work with minimal supervisory oversight. Work assignment is generally unstructured and employee is responsible for organizing complex, varied, and simultaneous coordination of several functions, programs, or projects in various stages of completion.

Qualifications

EDUCATION – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

EXPERIENCE – Two years of experience.

CERTIFICATION(S) – BLS for Healthcare Providers/CPR, Advanced Life Support Certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Trauma Provider Advanced Trauma Course, Certified Neonatal/Pediatric Transportation Certification, and Neonatal Resuscitation Program

LICENSURE(S) – Registered Nurse

Physical Requirements

Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Good Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good General Activity: Stand/Walk: 4-6 hrs. per day Motion: Bend: Up to 1/3 of time Motion: Carry: Up to 1/3 of time Motion: Climb: Up to 1/3 of time Motion: Lift: Up to 1/3 of time Motion: Pull: Up to 1/3 of time Motion: Push: Up to 1/3 of time Motion: Reach: Up to 1/3 of time Motion: Squat/Crouch: Up to 1/3 of time Others: Ability to travel to and navigate around worksites which may or may not meet ADA requirements. Others: Able to assist or assume direct patient care as census directly permits. Others: Able to provide services in all areas where newborn patients are served. Others: May assist in lifting, transporting and positioning of patients Others: Must be able to tolerate temperature changes, smoke, fumes, and dust. Others: Occupational Hazards - exposure to severe weather conditions; must be able to meet scheduling demands during all weather conditions Others: Occupational Hazards - exposure to unsteady or falling patient: In the course of transferring a patient, may encounter a patient who falls or loses balance, causing employee to fall and/or bear the full weight of a patient Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: More than 100 pounds: Up to 1/3 of time Ability to maintain compliance with FFL’s annual physical fitness requirements that consists of a recurring physical testing of all flight crew members who maintain flight status. The process involves completion of a “pack test” that requires staff to walk three miles within 45 minutes carrying a 20lb weighted vest. Ability to maintain FFL’s weight requirement for flight status of 225lbs. This is measured with full uniform, equipment, coat and helmet as one would weigh in the aircraft with full uniform.

Work Environment Exposure:

Exposure to blood/body fluid: Occasional. Exposure: Exposure to cold/heat: Occasional. Exposure: Exposure to dampness: Occasional. Exposure: Exposure to heights: Occasional. Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Occasional. Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Occasional. Exposure: Exposure to noise/vibration: Occasional. Exposure: Exposure to skin irritations: Occasional. Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making. Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure. Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately. Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

Company info

Children's Hospital Colorado
Website : http://www.childrenscolorado.org

Company Profile
At Children's Hospital Colorado, we see more, treat more and heal more kids than any hospital in our seven-state region. We're experienced and forward-thinking when it comes to the latest methods for diagnosis and treatment. This translates into less invasive treatment, less time, and less stress on you and your children. Since we are always pioneering new ways of curing childhood diseases, your child will receive the most effective care years before it may become available at other hospitals. We are doing everything we can to help you get your child healthy and home faster than at any other hospital.

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