|Job Title||Flight RN*|
|Location||Lake Charles, LA*||*Position is based out of Lake Charles, LA|
|Department||Air Med Services|
Air Med is currently seeking candidates for a PRN Flight RN position in the Lake Charles, LA area. The candidates for this position should be available to work overtime, including nights and weekends, filling openings as needed. The selected individual will work 24 hours on and then have 48 hours off. This position also has the potential to grow into a full-time job.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, skills, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be a general description of the essential duties and requirements common to positions of this type and may be subject to change. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- When assigned to scene emergencies, assist Flight Paramedic with any and all on-scene and en-route hands-on patient care (while operating within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse)
- When assigned to inter-facility emergencies, takes the lead on the scene while operating within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse (with any and all on-scene and en-route patient care) while the Flight Paramedic provides hands-on management of the patient.
- Conduct a careful examination of the patient for signs and symptoms of illness/injury and assists other medical personnel as necessary
- Administer prompt and efficient advanced life support care within the limits of licensure or certification and in accordance with approved protocols prior to and during transport
- Provide careful handling of the patient to and from the ambulance
- Provide safe and efficient transport of the patient in the ambulance to the medical facility.
- Provide a safe and efficient transfer of patient and patient care information to the receiving personnel at the destination
- Document all aspects of patient condition and treatment on EMS run reports. Obtains and records non-medical patient information as required. Completes other patient documentation and forms as required.
- Conduct regular unit inventory and equipment testing to ensure all equipment for which the individual is responsible for is present, clean, and in proper working order. Upon completion of transport, responsible for all assigned duties which will place the ambulance and equipment back in service
- Responsible for the full knowledge of the air ambulance’s equipment and its proper use at all times
- Document and report all needed repairs to the proper maintenance departments (electronic or mechanical) as well as to supervisors and other ambulance personnel as required
- In the absence of other qualified personnel, responsible for the use of basic extrication tools and procedures to gain access to the patient if necessary
- In the absence of other qualified personnel, responsible for controlling the patient's surroundings in such a way as to minimize further danger and control the actions of bystanders
- Follows all FCC regulations when communicating via electronic communications equipment.
- Attend all mandatory meetings as scheduled
- Completes assigned station and station grounds duties
- Order supplies and equipment from Materials Management to replenish station and ambulance inventories as needed
- Complete all required company reports and logs and when necessary provides other ambulance and supervisory personnel with the information.
- Perform other duties, as assigned
- Registered Nurse with Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in nursing; and a minimum of 3 years of experience in the ER, ICU or other high acuity areas of nursing
- Must currently hold Louisiana Nursing Licensure and ability to obtain licensure in Texas or current compact state license
- Previous EMS & flight experience are preferred
- EMT/Paramedic license preferred
- Current BLS certification as established by the American Heart Association
- Current ACLS certification as established by the American Heart Association
- Current PALS certification as established by the American Heart Association
- Current and valid state-issued driver's license determined by appropriate state requirements
- Additional certifications in TNCC, NALS, PALS, PHTLS, PEEP, and other specialized categories of care are preferred
- Body Weight of 200 lbs or less in uniform
- Must be able to read, write and communicate professionally and effectively with employees and managers. Must possess the ability to write simple correspondence or reports. Must possess the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees and/or managers
- Must be knowledgeable of company protocols, operational procedures, and safety policies.
- Candidates should be able to report to the assigned Air Med Station within one hour drive time (i.e. one hour drive from Lake Charles, LA)