This is a "multiple-fill" job opening: A total of two (2) (1.0 FTE), Registered Nurses will be hired to fill this job opening.
Hours & shifts are identical for both hires. (see below for work schedule detail)
To provide treatment, transport and stabilization of chronically or acutely ill and/or injured patients across the lifespan to regional referral or trauma centers. The Flight Nurse collaborates with other health team members and associated resource persons to problem solve and provide continuity in patient care to maximize patient outcomes. It is therfore vital that Survival Flight nurses are committed to safe operations, premier customer service, expert clinical practice and leadership in education, and that the pre-requistites for entry are as equally robust as outlined in this job description.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Autonomously evaluate critically ill or injured patients of all age groups (neonatal through adult), and formulate an appropriate and reasonable management plan.
• Provide appropriate critical intervention, and efficiently prepare the patient for transport (via ground, helicopter, or airplane) from hospitals or accident scenes.
• Provide patient care within the clinical and operational guidelines established by Survival Flight and Michigan Medicine.
• Fluidly evaluate changes in the status of patients and demonstrate a proactive approach to solving patient and family problems.
• Maintain and process complete and accurate records.
• Participate in unit quality assurance programs, perform data collection and participate in research activities.
• Communicate effectively with outside institutions/agencies, including hospitals, EMS, police and fire departments.
• Maintain contact with patients, families, referring facility staff and public safety personnel during and after contact to provide continuous loop closure and information sharing.
• Participate in outreach education within, and outside of the confines of Michigan Medicine.
• Maintain clinical competence across all aspects of the Survival Flight scope of practice. This includes, but is not limited to cardiac assist devices, advanced ventilator management, including the implementation of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO), extracorporeal (ECMO) support, obstetric emergencies, trauma care, advanced airway management and management of multi-system organ failure.
• Perform all physical requirements of job in confined spaces and under adverse environmental conditions.
• Participate in recurrent education sessions, case review, surgical skills labs, unit competencies and maintenance of educational requirements for all licensures and certifications.
• Complete transport missions initiated within the timeframe of his / her shift, understanding that completion of these missions might require working beyond normal work hours.
• Obtain and maintain a passport for International transports.
• Demonstrate knowledge of, and adhere to safety procedures set forth by Survival Flight, Metro Aviation and the FAA including annual aviation safety and Air Medical Resource (AMRM) attendance.
• Actively participate in one or more departmental committees.
• Represent Survival Flight as a customer service ambassador for Michigan Medicine.
• Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
Supervision is received from the Manager of Critical Care Transport, and the Clinical Nurse Supervisor. Clinical supervision is provided by Survival Flight Medical Directors. Off-site clinical supervision is provided by an attending critical care or emergency physician (or designee) in conjunction with the referring physician.
EXPECTATIONS OF THE POSITION:
• Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills and autonomous practice in the setting of hemodynamically unstable patients, critically ill pediatric patients, patients with airway or respiratory compromise, acute trauma and / or multi system organ failure.
• Demonstrated unit and clinical leadership abilities including charge nurse, rapid response team member, committee leadership with evidence of project development, and/or preceptor / field training officer (FTO) experience.
• Becomes expert and resource for use of standard unit technology, advanced technology, developer of patient education materials, or hospital/unit policy content author and expert.
• Demonstrated problem solving skills and independent decision making while working with patients, families and various members of the healthcare team (physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, perfusionists, etc.) within and outside of the candidate’s normal work environment. This includes focused analysis of problems and solutions in order to meet outcomes and accommodation of unplanned events.
• Identified as role model in their unit as someone who establishes and promotes group norms which promote valuing of all health care team members, recognizes strengths in others and builds upon them, and leads the way for innovations/improvements in practice.
Current licensure to practice Nursing (RN) and EMS (at the Paramedic level) in the State of Michigan.
Minimum of five (5) years current (within the last 5 years) RN nursing experience to include (but not limited to):
MINIMUM of ONE (1) year in each of the following patient care areas: Emergency Department RN experience in at least a Level II Trauma Center, Pediatric Emergency –OR- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
MINIMUM of TWO (2) years RN experience in an Adult Intensive Care (ICU). At a minimum, one (1) year of ICU experience must be in the Medical, Cardiothoracic Surgical or General Surgical Intensive Care environment.
Current Critical Care Certification (CCRN). This may be in either Adult –OR- Pediatric Critical Care.
Current BLS, ACLS and PALS certification.
Successful completion of the pre-hire process with a minimum of 80% score on the basic clinical competency exam, with a minimum average score of 4/5 on the oral interview, and successful demonstration of key identifiers in HPS performance with a minimum score of 80%.
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.
Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.
Clinical experience as a Paramedic.
Experience working with children in either a regional referral Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) or an Emergency Department specializing in the care of sick and injured children.
CCRN and CFRN certification (both will be required within 2 years of hire into Survival Flight).
Clinical experience with ECMO, cardiac assists devices, and advanced ventilation techniques.
Critical Care transport experience (ground or air).
Teaching experience and / or Instructor status in a healthcare related certification
Demonstrated outstanding interpersonal skills as evidenced by feedback from peers and supervisors.
Salary & Nursing Framework Level: This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework, Role Specific Advancement Model. Actual Nursing Framework LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire. Nursing Framework Role Specific Advancement Model levels are Flight Nurse Specialist; Competent NE, Expert NE, and Mastery NE.
Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period. Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort. Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.
If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.
Market Title: Flight Nurse Specialist
Hours: 40 hours per week
Shift/Days: Nights, 12hr shifts
Location: University Hospital/Livingston County Base-Survival Flight
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
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