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Flight Nurse
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Job code: lhw-e0-89738879

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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Flight Nurse
**POSITION SUMMARY:** The LifeFlight of Maine RN is responsible and accountable for transporting and stabilizing critically ill or injured patients from on scene calls and interfacility transports to tertiary institutions. The LifeFlight of Maine RN is required to plan and provide care based on his/her assessments of critically ill patients working under the standards and protocols approved by the Medical Director. Use of these standards and protocols may require implementation of critical care without the presence of a physician, but with contact through telephone or radio. This includes the performance of invasive procedures, interpretation of diagnostic studies, and administration of appropriate medications and IV fluids in accordance with established medical protocols and the Maine Nurse Practice Act. The flight RN is part of a team with the Flight Paramedic, who together act as the patient's advocate and liaison with pre-hospital care providers to assure air transport safety. The LifeFlight of Maine RN is responsible and accountable for knowledge and care of air medical equipment, communications by radio, telephone, dispatch protocols, and Maine EMS system and protocols. Must have a high level of interpersonal and, communication skills and be a demonstrated team player. Demonstrate reliability and accountability to your team members and patients.
**MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:** Registered Nurse licensed in Maine, or license eligible.
**MINIMUM EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:** A minimum of 3 years recent and relevant Critical Care. Must demonstrate primary patient responsibilities for the following areas: cardiac arrest, multi-system trauma management including shock and severe head injury. Other patient responsibilities such as: complex cardiac patients requiring homodynamic monitoring, IABP management, and respiratory complications requiring mechanical ventilation are preferred. Pediatric & EMS experience preferred. Current BCLS, ACLS and PALS or equivalent certifications. Must meet physical requirements of LifeFlight of Maine. Must demonstrate excellent communication and written skills. Must demonstrate excellent leadership and public relation skills. No active disciplinary actions currently on applicant's employee record. Demonstrates a clear understanding of LifeFlight's mission and goals. Must meet weight restriction (<210 lbs).
**PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:** Previous Flight/Critical Care Transport Nurse Experience. Pediatric & EMS experience, CCRN/CFRN/CTRN, NRP, PHTLS, ATLS, and TNATC,
**PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:** Capacity to concentrate in an environment flooded with environmental stimulation such as EMS and Aviation environments. Ability to provide patient care in aircraft, moving ambulance or outdoor environment regardless of weather elements. Ability to come in close contact with people and work in confined spaces. Must be free of physical, mental and emotional distractions. Ability to 1) walk 2miles with 18 lb pack in 40 minutes, 2) From seated position lift and rotate 27 lb weight 90 degrees. Then pick up and rotate back. Complete full cycle 5 times. 3)Lift Airframe with 180 lb manikin on it, from floor to a table waist high with a partner. 180 lb manikin on airframe on a table waist height, 4)complete 5 flights of stairs with 18lb pack in 5 5 minutes, 5) Carry 2 25lb weights in hands 400 yards, and 6) Move 180 lb manikin over 50 yards employing any carry/drag methods in 5 mins. Ability to use electronic medical record which requires visual acuity for reading information on computer screens in a moving vehicle and fine motor skills for keyboarding and use of a mouse
**WORKING ENVIRONMENT**: Extraordinarily fast paced environment comprised of multiple disciplines in which the flight team are the team leaders. Aviation comprised or rotator and fixed wing as well as ground vehicles. Exposed to all weather elements and must be able to work in -30 degree to 100+ degree environments. Participation in LOM specific activites as well as EMMC/EMHS wide activities that assist with the fulfillment of the aforementioned mission and vision.
Must have a high level of interpersonal and communication skills and be a demonstrated team player. Must demonstrate reliability and accountability to team members and patients.

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