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Clinical Nurse II - Duke Life Flight - Pediatric/Neonatal RN
Join our CAMTS Accredited multi-disciplinary unit of RNs, RRTs, Paramedics, EMTs, and Communications Specialists working in a cohesive environment that expands across the Duke Health System. As part of our team, you will expand your knowledge base by practicing in an evidenced-based and protocol driven autonomous environment. Every day has the potential for different experiences - when not transporting, you will round on the inpatient units, conduct medical record audits, participate in continuing education, and policy revisions/updates.
Along with a strong neonatal and pediatrics knowledge base your ambition, energy, flexibility, adaptability, trust and compassion make you the ideal candidate.
When time and specialized services are crucial to patients' outcome and survival, the Duke Life Flight team is called. The intense level of care patients receive, from the time we pick them up to the time they arrive at Duke University Hospital, makes a significant difference in their survival and recovery.
Helicopter Transport As a critical part of our program, each aircraft is staffed with a pilot and two highly trained critical care providers. Coordinated by our communications center, we respond to the scene and work with the local emergency services personnel to stabilize the patient for air transport to Duke University Hospital.
Helicopter transports account for nearly 20% of Duke Life Flight's overall volume with over 800 critical care transport cases a year including: Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
Nitric Oxide Ventilation
Ground Transport Although Duke Life Flight was founded as an air-only transport program, 80% of our transports occur via the ground because referring hospitals may call us when a patient in their facility requires a higher level of care than their capabilities allow.
Serving as 'rolling intensive care units' that can meet any patient's transport needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, each ambulance is staffed with team members that complement the patient's needs.
Critical care ambulances are split strategically between bases in Durham and Smithfield, NC or Durham and Henderson, NC.
Ground units cover a 180 mile radius from their bases, and provide world-class care to parts of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina.
Over the last three years, Life Flight has averaged 4,700 ground transports per year--an average of 13 transports per day.
Days and Nights Rotating Shifts (7a-7p or 7p-7a and occasionally 9a-9p) and based out of Duke University Hospital (Durham)
3- 12 hours shifts
Experience Requirements: A minimum of 3 years pediatric and/or neonatal critical care experience preferred with a strong preference for experienced ground and/or air transport nurses.
Must have recent direct patient care experience within the last six months of application.
Successful completion of BLS, ACLS, PALS, ENPC, and NRP will be required. Specialty certification must be obtained within 2 years of hire.
Preferred PICU or ICN or NICU experience.
Must have the ability to work in a diverse, autonomous environment.
Physical requirements (height/weight restrictions): No greater than 240 lbs. in full uniform and no greater than 6' 4" in height.
Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:
Previous work experience (1+ years) as a clinical nurse is required (3+ years preferred)
Graduation from an accredited Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (or higher), Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program is required.
All registered nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date
Licensure, Certification or Registration Required:
Current registration with North Carolina State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse OR current compact RN licensure to practice in the state of North Carolina required.
BLS (or higher) certification required.
Professional specialty certification (preferred).
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