Flight Nurse I
Company: Children's Hospital Colorado
Posted on: July 14, 2019
Why Work at Children's....
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric
healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908,
Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted
to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as
one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World
Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and
internationally recognized medical, research and education programs
as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout
Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare
professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric
specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main
campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you,
and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
Department: Flight Team
Hours per week: 36, eligible for benefits
Shift: 72 hours per pay period. Rotating days/nights. Rotation to
The Flight Nurse I provides direct patient nursing care in a
transport environment, while assessing and adjusting therapies
during transport in response to changes in patient outcomes; builds
and maintains relationships with multidisciplinary healthcare
providers; and collects, monitors, and reports on quality of care
outcomes and measures.
POPULATION SPECIFIC CARE
- Neonate -
- Infancy - > 30 days to 1yr
- Toddlers - > 1yr to 3yrs
- Pre-Schoolers - > 3yrs to 5yrs
- School age - > 5yrs to 13yrs
- Adolescent - > 13yrs to 18yrs
- Adult - > 18yrs to 65yrs
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of
the following essential functions. These examples do not include
all of the functions which the employee may be expected to
- Delivers patient and family centered care in a transport
environment while incorporating developmentally appropriate,
culturally sensitive, evidence based care practices and
methodologies. Assesses and adjust therapies during transport in
response to changes in patient outcomes.
- Communicates and advocates patient values, preferences and
expressed needs as part of the implementation of care plan,
evaluation of care and assessment of patient/family learning
- Build and maintains strong working relationships with
multidisciplinary healthcare providers to provide individualized
patient/family care and education while minimizing risks to the
patient during transitions of care. Extends hospital resources into
the referring communities through clinical care, education and
- Researches, compiles, and analyzes data and prepares case
records, reports, and correspondence to facilitate communication,
clinical decision making, error prevention, and care
- Collects, monitors, and reports on quality of care outcomes and
measures; provides input into the continuous evaluation and
improvement of internal quality and safety processes, procedures,
and performance measures.
- Ensures compliance with clinical policies, procedures, and best
practices in order to minimize the risk of harm to patients and
providers. Ensures compliance with all safety rules and regulations
while on ground and air transports
- Researches, identifies, and implements evidence based practice
to improve the quality of care provided to patients/families.
- Serves on department and organization-wide committees as
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- ADAPTABILITY - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing
major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g.,
people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to
change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and
collaborating with others to make the change successful.
- APPLIED LEARNING - Assimilating and applying new job-related
information in a timely manner.
- BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS - Developing and leveraging relationships
within and across work groups to achieve results.
- COLLABORATING - Working cooperatively with others to help a
team or work group achieve its goals.
- COMMUNICATION - Conveying information and ideas clearly and
concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps
them understand and retain the message; listening actively to
- CUSTOMER ORIENTATION - Placing a high priority on the internal
or external customer's perspective when making decisions and taking
action; implementing service practices that meet the customers' and
own organization's needs.
- DECISION MAKING - Identifying and understanding problems and
opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting
quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course
of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and
evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action
that is consistent with available facts and constraints and
optimizes probable consequences.
- EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Establishing and sustaining trusting
relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and
others' emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively
manage own responses so that one's behavior matches one's values
and delivers intended results.
- MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS - Meeting the personal needs of
individuals to build trust, encourage two-way communication, and
- MANAGING WORK - Effectively managing one's time and resources
to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
- PLANNING & ORGANIZING - Establishing an action plan for self
and others to complete work efficiently and on time by setting
priorities, establishing timelines, and leveraging resources.
- RESOLVING CONFLICTS - Helping others deal effectively with an
antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and
promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to
reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and
- STRESS TOLERANCE - Maintaining stable performance under
pressure or opposition (e.g., experiencing time pressure, conflict,
or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable
to others and to the organization
SCOPE & LEVEL
- GUIDELINES: Fully qualified, full performance or journey level.
Guidelines are generally but not always clearly applicable,
requiring the employee to exercise judgment in selecting the most
pertinent guideline, interpret precedents, adapt standard practices
to differing situations, and recommend alternative actions in
situations without precedent.
- COMPLEXITY: Duties assigned are generally complex and may be of
substantial intricacy. Work assignment is performed within an
established framework under general instructions but requires
simultaneous coordination of assigned functions or projects in
various stages of completion.
- DECISION MAKING: Exercises judgment and discretion, and is
responsible for determining the time, place and sequence of the
- COMMUNICATIONS: Contacts with the patients, families or
employees where explanatory or interpretive information is
exchanged, defended, and gathered and discretion and judgment are
required within the parameters of the job function.
- SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Performs work with minimal supervisory
oversight. Under general supervision, the employee receives
assignments and is expected to carry them through to completion
with substantial independence. Work is reviewed for adherence to
instructions, accuracy, completeness, and conformance to standard
practice or precedent. Recurring work clearly covered by guidelines
may or may not be reviewed.
- EDUCATION - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- EXPERIENCE - Four Years Critical Care/ED Experience
- CERTIFICATION(S) - BLS/CPR from the American Heart Association
with at least 6 months left before expiration is required upon
hire; Advanced Life Support Certification, Pediatric Advanced Life
Support, Trauma Provider Advanced Trauma Course, Certified
Neonatal/Pediatric Transportation Certification, and Neonatal
- LICENSURE(S) - Registered Nurse (RN)
- Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
- Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
- Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Good
- Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
- Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good
- General Activity: Stand/Walk: 4-6 hrs. per day
- Motion: Bend: Up to 1/3 of time
- Motion: Carry: Up to 1/3 of time
- Motion: Climb: Up to 1/3 of time
- Motion: Lift: Up to 1/3 of time
- Motion: Pull: Up to 1/3 of time
- Motion: Push: Up to 1/3 of time
- Motion: Reach: Up to 1/3 of time
- Motion: Squat/Crouch: Up to 1/3 of time
- Others: Ability to travel to and navigate around worksites
which may or may not meet ADA requirements.
- Others: Able to assist or assume direct patient care as census
- Others: Able to provide services in all areas where newborn
patients are served.
- Others: May assist in lifting, transporting and positioning of
- Others: Must be able to tolerate temperature changes, smoke,
fumes, and dust.
- Others: Occupational Hazards - exposure to severe weather
conditions; must be able to meet scheduling demands during all
- Others: Occupational Hazards - exposure to unsteady or falling
patient: In the course of transferring a patient, may encounter a
patient who falls or loses balance, causing employee to fall and/or
bear the full weight of a patient
- Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: More than 100 pounds: Up to 1/3 of
- Ability to maintain compliance with FFL's annual physical
fitness requirements that consists of a recurring physical testing
of all flight crew members who maintain flight status. The process
involves completion of a "pack test" that requires staff to walk
three miles within 45 minutes carrying a 20lb weighted vest.
- Ability to maintain FFL's weight requirement for flight status
of 225lbs. This is measured with full uniform, equipment, coat and
helmet as one would weigh in the aircraft with full uniform.
- Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Occasional.
- Exposure: Exposure to cold/heat: Occasional.
- Exposure: Exposure to dampness: Occasional.
- Exposure: Exposure to heights: Occasional.
- Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Occasional.
- Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Occasional.
- Exposure: Exposure to noise/vibration: Occasional.
- Exposure: Exposure to skin irritations: Occasional.
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal
opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related
factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other
status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the
questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or
discrimination based on non-job-related information.
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