The Flight Nurse provides comprehensive care to critically ill and/or injured persons in the air medical environment. Practice is carried out with a high degree of independence in challenging out-of-hospital environment and at regional health care facilities. The position also has significant responsibility for public relations and involves interacting with a wide range of healthcare and public safety professionals in stressful situations.
Some of the tasks this position performs include: demonstrates proficiency in the practice of critical care and emergency nursing skills and advanced life support under little or no supervision; assesses, plans,and implements and evaluates patient care needs; adheres to aircraft safety throughout the flight; uses excellent verbal and written communication skills to plan patient care and implementation while working with multi-disciplinary services and other health care agencies; serve as a resource person to the community and other disciplines; participate in in-service programs and participates in department and accreditation required continuing education.
Current RN license by the State of Texas
State of Texas EMT-B (EMT-P required within first year of employment)
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing (BSN preferred)
Three years of critical care/emergency nursing experience
Previous Flight experience is strongly encouraged
ACLS certification upon hire
PALS certification upon hire
TNATC or ATLS required within one year of hire
One of the following certifications required at hire: CCRN,CFRN,CTRN,FP-C CCP-C
A second certification is required within 18 months of hire: CCRN,CFRN,CTRN, FP-C CCP-C
Emotional stability to function effectively in unpredictable situations
Problem solving skills and ability to exercise independent judgement
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.