Jan 30, 2023

Flight Nurse (RN) - NICU - Full time

  • VCU Health
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Full time

Job Description

**$20,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by March 31, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply**
The Flight Nurse III job competently delivers and documents routine patient care along with safely administering prescribed medications; recognizes implications of medications with routine vs. complicated use. This job provides pre-hospital advanced life-support care to helicopter/ground transport neonatal patients from initial contact until patient care is relinquished to medical staff. This job also performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and to maximize patient and customer satisfaction.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Current RN licensure in Virginia Current Neonatal Resuscitation Provider
Weight Restriction: maximum individual weight must be equal to or less than 235 lbs. in street clothes

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current RN Licensure in Virginia AHA BLS HCP Certification Achieve and maintain a certification in Nursing (CFRN, CCRN, or NCC)
Maintain a certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Weight Restriction: maximum individual weight must be equal to or less than 235 lbs. in street clothes

Experience REQUIRED:
Minimum of five (5) years of current experience as a Registered Nurse.
A minimum of (2) years as a Registered Nurse in an intensive care setting and/or previous flight Registered Nurse experience
Previous experience in use of specific equipment used for patient care (e.g. monitor, infusion pumps, etc.)

Experience PREFERRED:
Experience with language skills appropriate for the setting (health-related documents, business reports)
Academic healthcare experience
Previous experience in pre-hospital transport care

Education/training REQUIRED: (Note: work experience may be considered in lieu of credentials not required by law with HR approval. Work experience must be specific to role)
Clinical Nurse IV: Minimum of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program (unless grandfathered under previous requirements); Certification in specialty area

Education/training PREFERRED: Clinical Nurse IV: Completion of a Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited program

Independent action(s) required:
Understand TJC and VCUHS standards, policies and procedures.
Understand the LifeEvac Standards of Care and policies.
Document patient care effectively.
Function under direct and indirect medical control in hospital and pre-hospital setting.
May be exposed to hazardous situations prior to and during transport.

Additional position requirements:
Required to work weekends and some holidays.
Rotating Shifts.
May be exposed to extreme weather conditions
Employees may be required to use their own vehicle to perform essential functions of this position and comply with the Health System’s motor vehicle policy

Age Specific groups served: Neonates

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 20-50 lbs.
Other: Exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment

Workday Day (United States of America)

EEO Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran/41 CFR 60-1.4.