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
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and performance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, theref...ore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.