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Flight Nurse, Registered Nurse - Air Care Team - ORMC

Company: Orlando Health
Location: Orlando
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary

The RN Advanced Care administers patient care where patients have an advanced illness or injury that routinely requires timely, intense, and complex care to stabilize and support the patient's medical condition. The Air Care Team requires highly trained team members with advanced skills.

Orlando Health is home to Central Florida's only Level One Trauma Center. Our Air Care Team responds to the scene, transports calls, and serves all Orlando Health hospitals in the twin engine EC-135.

Our Air Care Team treats each patient with efficiency and compassion. We facilitate an organized, multidisciplinary response system that helps patients return to their prior level of function and interaction within society. This continuum of care includes injury prevention, EMS and medical oversight of pre-hospital care, appropriate triage and transport, resuscitation and emergency care, surgical intervention, intensive and general acute care, rehabilitative services, behavioral health, social services, community re-integration plans, and medical care follow-up. Our Air Care Team is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to provide safe and reliable transport to our most critically ill patients.

The air medical flight team is one of the highest credentialed teams in the state. Air Care Team's service area encompasses a 50-mile radius that covers multiple counties across Central Florida including Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Sumter, Polk, Volusia, Brevard, and Marion Counties.

The RN schedule will be two, 24 hour shifts per week.



  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
  • Paramedic Certification
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or working towards it
    • Maintains current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Florida or Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)
    • Maintains current BLS/Healthcare Provider certification
    • ACLS
    • PALS
    • Air Medical Crew Core Curriculum (State Requirement)
    • CEN or CCRN (must have one)
      • NRP
      • TNCC
      • CFRN
        • 5 years ER/ICU experience

          Essential Functions
          • Demonstrates critical knowledge, skills, and judgement to care for patients requiring complex assessment and therapies, high intensity interventions, and high-level continuous nursing vigilance.
          • Utilizes information and assessment data to anticipate and respond with confidence and adapt to rapidly changing patient conditions.
          • Identifies and prioritizes information to take immediate and decisive evidence-based, patient focused action.
          • Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, and interprets and records electronic displays, such as intracranial pressures, central venous pressures, pulmonary artery pressures, and cardiac rhythms from cardiac monitors, respirators, ventilators, oxygen pumps, etc.
          • Responds to life-saving situations based on nursing standards and protocol.
          • Observes, monitors, and assesses patients' condition, recognizes, identifies, and interprets serious situations and calls Physician or takes preplanned emergency measures when Physician is not immediately available.
          • Assesses patient's needs and develops/revises an individualized plan of care based on patient needs and responses. Evaluates the patient's progress toward attaining expected outcomes.
          • Respects diversity by building respectful relationships with all team members and customers.
          • Functions as a patient and family advocate.
          • Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit/ department.
          • Serves as a preceptor, charge nurse, unit educator, and/ or nurse clinician.
          • Serves as a role model for staff and supports the hospital and nursing department's goals and strategies.
          • Documents patient care in a knowledgeable, skillful, and consistent manner meeting all required and regulatory standards. This includes but is not limited to patient assessment, education, medication administration, treatments, and patient safety.
          • Demonstrates competency in nursing skills and use of patient care/unit equipment as defined by unit/department-specific requisite skills.
          • Prioritizes patient care in an ongoing manner in accordance with Evidence-Based Practice Standards of Care.
          • Practices effective problem identification and resolution.
          • Delegates tasks and duties to healthcare team members in accordance with the patient's needs and the team member's capabilities and qualifications.
          • Communicates appropriate information regarding patient condition or unit concerns to other health care team members.
          • Demonstrates caring practices by providing a compassionate and therapeutic environment for patients and their families.
          • Demonstrates awareness of legal issues and patients' rights.
          • Collaborates with the education department and nursing leadership team to effectively transition and support new team members and/or students.
            • Participates and may lead unit level and/or organizational level committees of nursing practice and performance improvement.
            • Participates in department and organizational peer review, mentoring, and coaching regarding professional practice or role performance.
            • Practices efficient use of supplies and maintains a clean, safe, and organized work area.
            • Attends staff development in-services, department meetings, and/or nursing committee meetings.
            • Partners with the nursing leadership team to identify professional development needs.
            • Assumes responsibility for one's own professional development and continuing education.

Keywords: Orlando Health, Orlando , Flight Nurse, Registered Nurse - Air Care Team - ORMC, Healthcare , Orlando, Florida

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