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RN - FLIGHT NURSE - (36337)

Facility Name
Northwest Texas Healthcare System
AMARILLO, TX 79106 US (Primary)
Career Area
Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Description

Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work.

Nurses are the heart of the hospital. That's why we're looking for nurses who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for nurses who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. Our nurses provide safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Nurses provide professional leadership and support to the healthcare team.  The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care.  We demonstrate Service Excellence standards at all times.  Join us to make a difference.


POSITION SUMMARY: The Flight Registered Nurse (Flight Nurse) functions under the supervision of the Medical Control Physician and the Chief Flight Nurse. The Flight RN assures provision of family centered care to an assigned patient population in a professional manner, utilizing the nursing process and the principles of continuous quality improvement in collaboration with other health team members. This position requires proficiency in Emergency & Critical Care nursing patient management. The Flight Nurse supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence standards to all customer groups.


Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.


Job Requirements

JOB TITLE: Flight Nurse

Physical and Sensory Requirements:

1. Ability to read and write in English

2. Ability to communicate with patients, families, staff, physicians, support agencies, vendors, and others.

3. Ability to remain calm during stressful situations

4. Ability to respond to pages/radios

5. Ability to evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions.

6. Ability to repeatedly twist, squat and stoop.

7. Bending, lifting (minimum of 125 pounds), grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing, and pulling.

8. Must be able to lift and move patients and equipment used within the aircraft

9. Exposure to infectious organisms, agents, and toxic chemicals

10. Must have no medical conditions that would be exacerbated by altitude changes

11. Must be able to function effectively while exposed to the elements of the environment, exposure to hot/cold

12. Exposure to operating aircraft, ground transport vehicles, loud noises, vibrations, and hot exhaust gases

13. A small cabin area to deliver patient care in ambulances and aircraft with limited ability to maneuver

14. Carrying transport equipment, lifting patients, stretchers and performing patient care for extended periods of time in possibly adverse situations

15. Space constraints and a constantly moving environment

16. Emergency exits are specific dimensions

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids Used:

1. Computer/Telephone/Calculator

2. Paging system

3. Portable Communication Radio

4. Facsimile machine

5. Invasive and non-invasive monitoring devices

6. IV regulatory devices

7. Ventilators

8. Aviation Safety Devices

9. Other various medical equipment and supplies specific to job role


1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

2. Current license to practice nursing in the State of Texas with at least 4 years of Critical Care or Emergency Department experience in a Trauma Facility.

3. Current BLS, ACLS, PALS instructor preferred

4. Current Trauma Course ( TNCC, ATCN, ATLS, TPATC)

5. Current Texas EMS certification EMT-B, EMT-P preferred

6. Current CEN, CCRN, or CFRN

7. CFRN required within 24 months of hire.

8. NRP within 6 months of hire

9. ATLS or TPATC required within 18 months of hire.

10. Must meet weight criteria

11. Public Speaking or teaching experience preferred

12. Previous Flight Experience Preferred

13. Successful completion of flight orientation with preceptor

14. Drivers safety course for company vehicles

15. Must successfully complete initial (90 Day) orientation and recurrent training and competencies.


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Posted: 2018-10-19 Expires: 2018-11-17

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