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University of Utah Health Perinatal Flight Nurse- AirMed and Newborn ICU RN in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position has responsibility for providing advanced life support for critically ill/injured obstetrical and neonatal patients at the scene or inter-hospital facility as part of an air transport team, under the stresses of flight and hazardous environmental conditions. This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

This position will split their hours with the Newborn ICU, working 24 hrs as an AirMed Perinatal Flight Nurse and 12 hours as NICU RN.

Responsibilities

  • Participates as an active member of the Airmed Air Transport Team and is responsible for performing assigned duties.

  • Manages and cares for the high risk obstetric and NBICU patient.

  • Assists with locating and establishing a landing zone for the aircraft.

  • Transports, lifts and carries various weights (up to 50 lbs) and diameters of equipment at the scene of an accident.

  • Provides and oversees direct patient care assessing, diagnosing and evaluating actual or potential health problems while the patient is being transported.

  • Plans, evaluates and implements interventions for solving patient care problems according to needs and established nursing protocols.

  • Transfers patients and equipment from aircraft, carts and gurneys during the loading and unloading phases of transport operations.

  • Provides written support documentation to follow-up patient information.

  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.

  • Trains and assists new staff either at the scene or an inter-hospital facility.

  • Provides in-patient IV services as required.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the population served.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of a variety of equipment to include: ProPaqs, Minimed Pump, Lifepaks, and other miscellaneous tools and equipment used in rescue and transport operations.

  • Demonstrated ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.

  • Ability to function during regularly scheduled, 24 hour, extended or alternative shifts.

  • Ability to display mental and emotional stamina in situations dealing with death, multiple patients, family members, etc.

  • Ability to deal with the hazards involved in assessing and providing care to patients.

  • Ability to lift and carry various weight and diameters of equipment.

  • Demonstrated professional behavior at all times and in circumstances that are job-related.

  • Ability to meet AirMed weight requirement of less than 215 lbs. with uniform at all times.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Three years experience in High Risk Labor and Delivery or level 3 NBICU.

  • STABLE certification within six months of hire.

  • AWHONN Fetal Heart Rate certification within six months of hire.

Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider ALS eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The ALS eCredential is to be obtained within 90 days of hire

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.

  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Certification.

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider PALS eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The PALS eCredential is to be obtained within 90 days of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Current RN license in the State of Wyoming.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that my exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position are subject the hazards of air flight and environmental conditions at the scene of patient pick up. Workers are required to function in close quarters and are subject to loud noise.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 44680
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Variable
Work Schedule 24 hour shifts with AirMed, 12 hour shift with the NICU
Location Name University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? Yes
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department UUH ANC 29A AIR AMBULANCE OB
Category Air Med

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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