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Responsible for providing emergency nursing care in a prompt and efficient manner to all patients transported via Mercy St. Vincent's Life Flight. Responsible for assessing, planning, organizing, documenting, and evaluating patient care in conjunction with the flight physician or critical care transport paramedic. The Critical Care Transport Nurse acts as a professional representative of Mercy St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center and St. Rita's Medical Center to the community, as an educator to professional groups, to emergency medical services and promotes Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and St. Rita's Medical Center as regional referral centers. Assists in the provision of care to patients of all age groups (neonate, pediatric, adult and geriatric).
Provides professional nursing care to the urgent/emergent needs of the patient prior to air or ground transfer and in both the airborne and ground environment. Works with the Life Flight physician or critical care transport paramedic to assess patients condition, to interpret patient related data, to establish immediate priorities and plan of care.
Evaluates the patient care delivered in conjunction with the flight physician or critical care transport paramedic.
Acts as a professional representative of Mercy St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center and St. Rita's Medical Center to the community.
Cooperates with all ancillary and flight support services.
Documents necessary and appropriate patient assessment and care.
Facilitates the needs of Life Flight patients and their families during hospitalization at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and St. Rita's Medical Center; communicates with other hospital departments as necessary to facilitate those needs.
Communicates with EMS and hospital requestors as needed in order to care appropriately for transport patients.
Acts as educator to professional groups and the EMS in our service area and promotes Mercy St. Vincent and St. Rita's Medical Center as the regional referral centers.
Participates in department standing and ad hoc committees
Attends internal and external educational meetings, keeps current in knowledge skills and clinical competencies through professional journals, professional organizations etc.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required Minimum Education:
2 year Associates Degree in Nursing. 4 year Bachelors Degree preferred.
Must posses a current license as a Registered Nurse from the State of Ohio
CAMTS approved advanced certification (CCRN, CSC, ACNPC, CEN, CPEN, CFRN, or CTRN) required or obtained within one year of hire.
Basic Cardiac Life Support certification required
Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification required
Basic Trauma Life Support Certification required within 6 months of hire
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required within 6 months of hire.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) required within 6 months of hire.
Michigan Registered Nurse license
BCLS Instructor certification preferred
ACLS Instructor certification preferred
EMT Certification preferred
Minimum Years and Type of Experience:
3 years of professional nursing experience in critical care with at least 1 year of emergency care experience
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Work requires 6 months orientation to acquire necessary familiarity with department and unit policies and procedures.
Must possess analytical abilities, sound nursing knowledge, problem solving skills for the effective formulation of a plan of care, implementation of care, and appropriate documentation of pertinent information regarding patient-condition.
Must possess sufficient interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and hospital personnel. Must have demonstrated leadership skills to participate in professional and community education programs; and to effectively maintain good public relations for the institution.
Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
We’ll also reward your hard work with:
Great health, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
Paid time off
And a lot more
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Days/Afternoons (United States of America)
Mobile Stroke Unit
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