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Flight Nurse I

Company: Children's Hospital Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

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 clinics.

A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
Additional Information

Department: Flight Team

Hours per week: 36, eligible for benefits

Shift: 72 hours per pay period. Rotating days/nights. Rotation to all bases.
Job Overview

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.


  • 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 perform.

    • 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 needs.
    • 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 outreach.
    • Researches, compiles, and analyzes data and prepares case records, reports, and correspondence to facilitate communication, clinical decision making, error prevention, and care coordination.
    • 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 directed.
      Other Information


      • 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 others.
      • 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 strengthen relationships.
      • 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 facilitate agreement.
      • 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 work performed.
        • 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 Resuscitation Program
          • LICENSURE(S) - Registered Nurse (RN)
            Physical Requirements

            • 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 directly permits.
            • Others: Able to provide services in all areas where newborn patients are served.
            • Others: May assist in lifting, transporting and positioning of patients
            • 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 weather conditions
            • 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 time
            • 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.

              WORK ENVIRONMENT

              • 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 discretion/decision making.
              • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.
              • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
              • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.
                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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