Flight Nurse, CEM - East
UPMC - Pittsburgh, PA

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The flight nurse functions as a member of the critical care transport team and is responsible for the care of critically ill and injured patients transported by the STAT MedEvac System. The flight nurse is expected to execute independent judgment, in order to deliver appropriate care that is consistent with the clinical protocols, when contact with a medical command physician is not possible. The flight nurse functions as part of a team and shared responsibility for the team's conduct. The flight nurse fulfills education and experiential requirements as established by the STAT MedEvac Medical Director, and performs other duties as assigned. These positions will not be available until March of 2013. Applicants to this position will cover the following bases: MedEvac 10 - Baltimore, MedEvac 13 - York and MedEvac 18 - Washington DC.


  • The flight nurse functions as a professional representative of the STAT MedEvac system and
shall support and uphold the mission, goals, and the objective at all times

  • The flight nurse is responsible for rendering advanced life support care to critically ill or
injured patients in adherence with established protocols and standards of care

  • The flight nurse is responsible for thorough knowledge of the STAT MedEvac policies and
procedures and shall assist in meeting operational goals and objectives

Basic Qualifications

  • Three year minimum critical care or emergency department experience
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam
  • Weight/height restrictions of 210lbs maximum weight and 6'2" maximum height
  • Physical exam
  • Hearing evaluation
  • Reliable transportation to be able to travel to any STAT MedEvac base site as assigned is

  • BSN is preferred
  • Experience in an air/ground transportation system is preferred
  • Certification in a related specialty area (i.e., CFRN, CCRN, CEN, etc.) is preferred
  • Pennsylvania registered nurse (RN)
  • License as a registered nurse in required state based upon primary base assignment
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health certification as a Prehospital Registered Nurse (PHRN)
or Paramedic

  • CFRN Certification required within two (2) years of date of hire
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or its equivalent

  • PA DOH Prehospital Registered Nurse (PHRN) or PA certified Paramedic required
  • AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • CPR for Healthcare Providers
  • AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • ITLS, PHTLS, or equivalent trauma certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)
  • Valid and current drivers license
  • Valid and current passport
  • CFRN certification required within 2 years of hire
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