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Air Methods Corporation Flight Nurse Float- Lifesave in Denver, Colorado

Description** Prefer candidates to live in: Kansas City, Denver, Oklahoma City **Job SummaryResponsible for providing high quality care including assessment, triage,and treatment utilizing standards and guidelines established by Air MethodsCommunity Base Services (CBS) Medical Director(s). You'll assess thenature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize the careneeded for safe transport of the critical patient to the appropriate facilityand are responsible for carrying out the mission and goals of Air Methods CBSassuring that safety remains the highest priority throughout the transportcontinuum. This position supports multiple Clinical Flight Teams in anassignedEssential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:* Provides nursing care within his/her scope of practice from the initialcontact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting medicalfacility; maintains thorough patient care documentation.* Maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating inongoing laboratory and clinical experiences. Communicates educational needs tothe Medical Base Supervisor and Medical Education Coordinator. Maintainsdocumentation of required licensure, certifications, continuingeducation, aviation and safety training, OSHA and HIPAA training,clinical rotations, and advanced procedures and attends continuing educationprograms pertinent to his/her area of practice.* Knowledgeable in use and routine maintenance of all equipment and suppliesused by Air Methods CBS. Responsible for reporting medical equipment failuresand taking initial steps to insure repair of equipment as directed. Maintainsadequate supplies onboard aircraft to deliver patient care. Keeps aircraftclean and orderly to insure rapid response to all transport requests.* Functions as a medical flight member by attending pre-mission briefings andmission debriefings and completing necessary documentation. Assists inpre-mission liftoff checklist and assists pilot as requested, i.e.,radio, navigational, and visual observation activities. Complies withsafety standards to assure safety of self, medical personnel, patient,and equipment and conducts aircraft safety briefings as needed.* Serves as a flight resource to neonatal/pediatric personnel whentransporting specialty patients by helicopter and performs advanced skills andprocedures as approved by Air Methods CBS Medical Director(s).* Participates in patient and referring institution follow-up and in plannedoutreach marketing and education activities.* Acts as a preceptor and/or participates in orientation of new employeesand students as assigned and communicates program goals and objectives.* Participates regularly in Air Methods CBS meetings, activities, projectsand committees (to include research and publishing opportunities).* Other Duties as assigned.Additional Job Requirements* Regular scheduled attendance* Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling: 85%Subject to applicable laws and Air Method's policies, regular attendanceis an essential function of the position. All employees must follow AirMethods' employment practices and policies.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThis position has no supervisory responsibilities.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform eachessential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below arerepresentative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Inaccordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonableaccommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees mayperform the essential functions of the position.Education and Experience* Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing* Bachelor's degree in health-related field preferred* Minimum three (3) years recent critical care/emergency nursingexperience within the last 5 years or as required by state/ local EMSregulatio* Pre-hospital experience preferred* Flight experience preferredSkillsSkills as required to

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