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Flight Nurse (Float) - CALSTAR - CS12 & CS13 - Modesto, CA & Merced, CA

Company: REACH Air Medical Service
Location: Merced
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Job Description:

OverviewThe CALSTAR Flight Nurse provides customer oriented high quality patient care, in a safe and efficient manner. In every situation the Flight Nurse does what is right for the patient based on a thorough assessment and implantation of protocols, SOP's and appropriate care.

The Flight Nurse (Float) position is intended to increase medical crew resources for immediate mitigation of controllable Out-of-Service (OOS) time due to various short-term and extended vacancies, including START team relief. The Flight Nurse (Float) may service multiple base locations within a specific region as assigned.Responsibilities

  • Delivers safe and efficient patient care by providing customer oriented high quality nursing care to each patient throughout the transport process.
  • Utilizes REACH clinical protocols to provide high quality patient care.
  • Performs nursing expanded scope practice policies and procedures to deliver high quality patient care in the transport environment.
  • Demonstrates cognitive and motor skills necessary to perform nurse scope practice policies and procedures.
  • Monitors, records, and reports to receiving staff, patient condition and response to interventions.
  • Properly utilizes aircraft radios and navigation tools to assist in the safe and efficient transport of the patient.
  • Represents REACH in public relations and safety in-services to improve awareness and safety.
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, either orally or in writing.


    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
    • Current unrestricted RN license in State of practice.
    • Minimum of three (3) years of emergency/critical care experience (> 1 year of adult ICU preferred).
    • PICU, NICU and CCT experience desirable.
    • Current Certifications (Pre-Hire)

      • Current AHA or ASHI Basic Life Support (BLS)
      • Current AHA or ASHI Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
      • Current AHA or ASHI Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or

        • ACEP Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) or
        • ENPC Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course

        • AAP Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

        • Approved Trauma Certification within six (6) months of hire per Company policy
        • National certification desirable upon application but required within one (1) year of hire per Company policy


          • Excellent customer service skills.
          • Ability to communicate professionally, effectively and persuasively.
          • Ability to maintain composure under pressure, work efficiently and accurately with frequent interruptions, and set and reset multiple priorities.
          • Presents a professional image as a REACH flight team member.
          • Maintains a positive team attitude and cohesive working relationship with nurses, paramedics, pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians, communication specialists and all other supporting departments.
          • Maintains proficiency and exercises best practices regarding relevant aviation SOPs, protocols and policies.
          • Stays current on local EMS Agency and/or county protocols and requirements.
          • Maintains currency in all required trainings and certifications.
          • Responsible for maintaining competency on all aircraft platforms within dedicated region.
          • Travel is required for this position within assigned Region.

            Physical Requirements

            • Requires activities requiring a moderate amount of standing, sitting, and walking.
            • Able to conduct activities requiring a moderate to rigorous amount of static pushing, pulling, reaching and lifting (knuckle height and ankle height).
            • Capable of lifting 75lbs. floor to bench height.
            • Capable of safe and expedient ingress/egress to and from aircraft in undeveloped landing zones or unrefined, uneven ground.
            • Ability to hear routine aircraft and medical equipment noises.
            • Maintains a "duty" weight (body weight + uniform/equipment - helmet not included) of less than 230lbs (weigh-ins every quarter) for Rotor Wing (Helicopter) operations.
            • Maintains a "duty" weight (body weight + uniform/equipment - helmet not included) of less than 250lbs (weigh-ins required every other month) for Fixed Wing operations.
            • Must be able to wear a commercially available respirator mask with proper fit, when required.
            • Requires close and distant visual capability.
            • Periodic hands to key ability (typing).
            • Ability to work within a 24-hour job environment.

              Environmental Conditions

              The Flight Nurse (Float's) duties are performed in either indoor or outdoor environments. The Flight Nurse (Float) may be exposed to routine office noises, moderate electrical or mechanical hazards and frequent exposure to an aircraft hangar environment where the Flight Nurse may be exposed to loud aircraft noise, fumes, gases, odors, dust particles and mechanical/electrical and chemical hazards. The Flight Nurse (Float) must be present at work site to complete the job.

              Protective Equipment:

              • Nomex full body flight suit
              • Leather or Nomex boots
              • Aviation Helmet
              • PPE - latex gloves, goggles, and HEPA mask
              • Hearing protection (plugs, band or head set)

                Work Place Conditions

                The Float Flight Nurse is physically based at an airport "crew quarters" for 24 hour shifts and must be prepared at a moment's notice (within 4 minutes) to begin air ambulance missions that last from -- hour to 8 hours in duration. The crew quarters are equipped with kitchen, shower, rest and sleeping facilities.

                Work Schedule

                The current standard shift at REACH for flight crewmembers is seven (7) rotating 24-hour shifts per every four (4) week period. Occasionally, a flight shift may extend past 24 hours. The float position will require overall scheduling flexibility. The Flight Nurse (Float) will be required to maintain a schedule set forth by the company based on operational needs. The Flight Nurse (Float) should be prepared to serve the defined region by responding to short notice temporary assignment/schedule changes - preferably responding by beginning of next pay period. The Flight Nurse (Float) will be utilized prior to the On-call System, anytime they are prescheduled as an additional resource. The Flight Nurse (Float) may participate in the on-call program, but this is NOT a mandatory requirement for this role.


                Travel to float assignments will be reimbursed per standard Company policy.Additional InformationCALSTAR, a REACH Medical Holdings Company, offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, as well as a 401(k) plan. We also offer a flexible paid-time-off program and voluntary supplemental life insurance packages.

                REACH Medical Holdings, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans).


Keywords: REACH Air Medical Service, Merced , Flight Nurse (Float) - CALSTAR - CS12 & CS13 - Modesto, CA & Merced, CA, Healthcare , Merced, California

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