Oct 06, 2020

RN - Flight Nurse - Vidant East Care - Bertie County Base - Windsor, NC

  • Vidant Health
  • North Carolina, USA

Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 8 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Position Summary

1. Delivers quality patient care, utilizing the nursing process (assessment, implementation, and evaluation) to guide care delivery.

2. Executes, revises and evaluates the Vidant Medical Center Nursing Professional Practice Model and Model of Care. Delivery to support professional practice and collaborative partnerships with each other, physicians and members of the healthcare team.

3. Engages in professional growth and development, continuing competence and lifelong learning, quality of care and research to positively affect empirical outcomes. Develops others in the profession.

4. Participates in a leadership role, in community partnerships and collaborative initiatives such as processional organizations and community outreach programs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associated Degree Nursing (ADN) Required.
  • Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) Preferred.
  • Registered Nurse or temporary North Carolina licensure or status as defined in job description.
  • Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) required.
  • Clinical experience as part of education.
  • Meets all the other criteria/requirements as defined by EastCrare Policy and Procedure.
  • ACLS, PALS, NRP, and a trauma certification must be obtained before the end of orientation.
  • Must obtain your EMT within one year from the end of your orientation. One specialty certification for example, CFRN must be obtained within 2 years of hire is required. 3 to 5 years of experience as a RN is required from an ICU or ER setting.
  • The ability to treat patients under EastCare protocols is determined by the EastCare Medical Director.
  • All employees who were employed as a Flight Nurse and weigh no more than 250 pounds before January 1, 2019, are considered grandfathered in terms of weight requirements, and therefore competent to perform their duties and responsibilities.
  • Any grandfathered employee who vacates their position and later seeks rehire as a Flight Nurse must meet the minimum position requirements existing at the time of rehire.
  • Eastcare Flight Nurses must meet the following requirements:
  • Childrens Transport Team Flight Nurses must meet the following requirements:
  • PALS, NRP must be obtained before the end of orientation. EMT within one year from the end of orientation.
  • One specialty certification in neonatal/pediatric field (for example C-NPT) obtained within 2 years of hire. 3 years of experience as a RN with some experience in neonatal, pediatric, or critical care field.
  • Maintain a maximum weight limit of 225 pounds. The Flight Nurse hired prior to January 1, 2019 may maintain a maximum weight limit of 250 pounds or less.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.