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Flight Nurse- Children's Transport

Job ID: 954903
Facility: Vidant Medical Center
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jan 4, 2022

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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

1.Delivers quality patient care, utilizing the nursing process (assessment, implementation, and evaluation) to guide care delivery.

2.Executes, revises and evaluates the Vidant Medical Center Nursing Professional Practice Model and Model of Care. Delivery to support professional practice and collaborative partnerships with each other, physicians and members of the healthcare team.
3.Engages in professional growth and development, continuing competence and lifelong learning, quality of care and research to positively affect empirical outcomes. Develops others in the profession.

4. Participates in a leadership role, in community partnerships and collaborative initiatives such as processional organizations and community outreach programs.

Minimum Requirements

Associated Degree Nursing (ADN) Required.

Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) Preferred

Registered Nurse or temporary North Carolina licensure or status as defined in job description.

Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) required.

Clinical experience as part of education.

Meets all the other criteria/requirements as defined by EastCrare Policy and Procedure.
ACLS, PALS, NRP, and a trauma certification must be obtained before the end of orientation.

Must obtain your EMT within one year from the end of your orientation. One specialty certification for example, CFRN must be obtained within 2 years of hire is required. 3 to 5 years of experience as a RN is required from an ICU or ER setting.

The ability to treat patients under EastCare protocols is determined by the EastCare Medical Director.

All employees who were employed as a Flight Nurse and weigh no more than 250 pounds before January 1, 2019, are considered grandfathered in terms of weight requirements, and therefore competent to perform their duties and responsibilities.

Any grandfathered employee who vacates their position and later seeks rehire as a Flight Nurse must meet the minimum position requirements existing at the time of rehire.
Eastcare Flight Nurses must meet the following requirements:

Childrens Transport Team Flight Nurses must meet the following requirements:
PALS, NRP must be obtained before the end of orientation. EMT within one year from the end of orientation.

One specialty certification in neonatal/pediatric field (for example C-NPT) obtained within 2 years of hire. 3 years of experience as a RN with some experience in neonatal, pediatric, or critical care field.

Maintain a maximum weight limit of 225 pounds. The Flight Nurse hired prior to January 1, 2019 may maintain a maximum weight limit of 250 pounds or less.

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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