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Flight Nurse - Children's Transport Team

Job ID: 952487
Facility: Vidant Medical Center
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

The Children’s Transport Team provides critical care air and ground service to Maynard Children’s Hospital for neonatal and pediatric patients less than six years of age. Based at Vidant Medical Center, home of the region’s only Level-1 Trauma center and the regional Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Transport flight nurse provides ICU level care during transport to Maynard Children’s Hospital from referring facilities.  As a part of the CAMTS (the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems) Vidant Medical Transport service, safety and quality care delivery is a top-priority. The Maynard Children’s Hospital, with 121 inpatient beds and a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department, provides the regions only Children’s Hospital. With one of the largest NICU’s in the state and robust pediatric sub-specialty services, the Children’s Transport flight nurse provides an essential service in ensuring safe patient transport from other facilities to Maynard Children’s Hospital for those patient’s needing tertiary level services. Becoming a flight nurse with Maynard Children’s Hospital provides an elite opportunity for neonatal and pediatric nurses interested in skill development, autonomy, leadership, and professional growth.

Position Summary

  • Renders advanced life support care to critically ill or injured pediatric and neonatal patients during transport in adherence with established protocols and standards of care.
  • Maintains pediatric and neonatal competencies for safe-delivery of care in transport through assisting within Maynard Children’s Hospital when not transporting.
  • Engages in professional growth and development, continuing competence, and life-long learning.
  • Prioritizes quality of care delivery for the Children’s Transport Team, leading quality initiatives within the team, and utilizes all opportunities to educate others on the best practices within the care of sick children.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associated Degree Nursing (ADN) required, Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
  • Registered Nurse or temporary North Carolina licensure or status as defined in job description
  • 3 years of experience as an RN required with neonatal or pediatric background.  Prior work history within a NICU, PICU, or Children’s Flight Program preferred.
  • Current BLS required.  PALS, NRP obtained before end of orientation.  EMT within one year from end of orientation.
  • One specialty certification in neonatal/pediatric field obtained within 2 years of hire.
  • Must maintain a maximum weight of 225 pounds per flight standards.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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