This position has responsibility for providing advanced life support for critically ill/injured patients at the scene or inter-hospital facility as part of an air transport team, under the stresses of flight and hazardous environmental conditions
- Evaluates the scene of an accident, triages patients and provides advanced life support.
- Assists with locating and establishing a landing zone for the aircraft.
- Provides and oversees direct patient care assessing, diagnosing and evaluating actual or potential health problems both while the patient is being extricated and during transport.
- Assists in performing rescue operations using a variety of equipment to include snowshoes and snowmobiles or climbing, utilizing ropes and lifting patients from various locations and positions utilizing scoops, boards, stretchers, gurneys and KED.
- 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 advanced life support care or performs specific tasks in the Emergency Department during non-productive periods.
- Provides in-patient I.V 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, 12 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.
Five years of experience with at least one year of experience in an emergency department and two years in an adult critical care department.
- Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 30 days of hire under the interstate compact.
- Licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wyoming within 90 days of hire.
- Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card (BLS).
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); or Pediatric Education for the Pre-Hospital Professional (PEPP)
- CFRN, CEN, CCRN, CTRN (Required within two years of hire)
- Previous experience on an air transport team.
- Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)
- Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job