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Registered Nurse/Pediflite Job

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Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Summary

Responsible for the nursing care of patients requiring specialized judgment and skill. This judgment and skill is based on knowledge of the natural, behavioral and nursing sciences and humanities as the basis for application of the nursing process in wellness and illness care. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

Education/Experience/Licensure

  Education/Formal Training Work Experience Credential/Licensure
REQUIRED:

⦁    Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

Effective August 1, 2014, new hires (newly hired or rehired at MLH) or current Associates entering this job must also meet one of the following requirements:
1.    Have a bachelor’s degree or higher in nursing from an accredited program;
2.    Be currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program to complete a BSN or MSN within 3 years of hire date (written agreement required); or
3.    Sign a written agreement to enroll in an accredited nursing program to complete a BSN or MSN within 3 years of hire date.

Minimum of three years of critical care experience. 

Must have the following requirements upon hire:

⦁    Licensed to practice as a professional nurse in the state where work is performed or compact license.
⦁    BLS Certification
⦁    Must have acceptable motor vehicle record and insurability

Must have the following additional requirements within 12 months date of hire: Please refer to the job description.

Must have the following additional requirements within 6 months date of hire: Please refer to the job description.

PREFERRED:   Minimum of three (3) years of pediatric and neonatal critical care experience  
SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED: Effective 10/1/2016: In lieu of BSN requirement, select MLH facilities may hire an Associate’s Degree prepared, licensed RN, with three (3) or more years of clinical experience.  Acquiring a BSN within three (3) years from date of hire may be waived at select MLH facilities.    

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Analytical skills necessary to assess complex patient conditions effectively and to develop comprehensive plans of care. 
  • Synthesizes multiple sources of information to assist in the resolution of human responses to complex problems.
  • Skill and proficiency in applying highly technical principles, concepts and techniques, which are central to the nursing profession.
  • Other certifications may be required depending on assigned nursing unit.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provides nursing care from the initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting medical facility; maintains thorough patient care documentation.
  • Practices nursing within his/her scope of practice as defined by the states regulating each base.
  • Knowledgeable in use and routine maintenance of all equipment and supplies used by Pedi-Flite. Responsible for reporting medical equipment failures and taking initial steps to insure repair of equipment as directed. Maintains adequate supplies onboard aircraft and ambulance to deliver patient care. Keeps aircraft clean and orderly to insure rapid response to all transport requests.
  • Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals and the public.
  • Functions as a medical flight member preforming required briefs, documentation etc.
  • Performs advanced skills and procedures as approved by Pedi-Flite Medical Director(s) which includes ETT tube placement, Ventilators, Nitric administration, etc.
  • Serves as a role model, educator and clinical resource.
  • Participates regularly in Pedi-Flite activities, meetings, education, projects and committees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.


Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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