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Job Summary

To provide care and treatment for life support and/or stabilization of chronically or acutely ill and/or injured patients transported by Survival Flight.  
The nurse collaborates with other health team members and associated resource persons to provide continuity in patient care.  
The nurse participates with health team members for problem solving in area management.
To provide care and treatment for life support and/or stabilization of acutely ill and/or injured patients requiring care at a regional referral center or higher level trauma center.
The nurse collaborates with other health team members and associated resource persons to problem solve, implement treatment modalities and interventions in an effort to maximize patient outcomes.  
For these reasons it is vital that Survival Flight nurses are committed to safe operations, premier customer service and clinical practice, and leadership in education


* Autonomously evaluate critically ill or injured patients of all age groups (neonatal through adult), provide therapeutic intervention, emergency interventions, and preparation for transport (via ground, helicopter, or airplane) from hospitals or accident scenes.
* Provide patient care within the policies, protocols and guidelines developed by Survival Flight.
* Assess for and detect changes in the status of patients and demonstrate a proactive approach to solving patient and family problems.
* Maintain complete and accurate records, participate in unit quality assurance program, perform data collection and participate in research activities.
* Communicate effectively in working with outside institutions/agencies, including hospitals, EMS, police and fire departments.
* Plan, organize and position equipment and supplies for use in emergency conditions before, during and after transport.
* Maintain contact with patients, families and referring facility physicians, nurses and pre-hospital personnel.
* Participate in clinical instruction for internal and external groups.
* Collect, compile and assess clinical and demographic data on the Survival Flight program.
* Maintain clinical competence across all aspects of the Survival Flight scope of practice including but not limited to cardiac assist devices, ARDS treatment including advanced ventilator management and nitric oxide implementation, ECMO support, obstetric emergencies, trauma patient care across the lifespan, critical care across the lifespan, and any other patient populations Survival Flight transports.
* Perform all physical requirements of job in confined spaces and under adverse environmental conditions.
* Participate in monthly education sessions, Grand Rounds, surgical skills labs, unit competencies, and maintenance of educational requirements for nursing and paramedic certifications.
* Flight nurses expected to complete transport missions initiated with in the timeframe of your shift, understanding that completion of these missions might require you to work beyond normal work hours.
* Obtain and maintain passport for International transports.
* Demonstrated knowledge of and adherence to safety procedures set forth by Survival Flight and the FAA including annual AMRM attendance.
* Active involvement in one or more departmental committees.
* Represent Survival Flight as a customer service ambassador for Michigan Medicine.

Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework, Role Specific Advancement Model.
Actual Nursing Framework LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire.
Nursing Framework Role Specific Advancement Model levels are Competent, Expert, and Mastery.

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period. Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort. Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Required Qualifications*

* Current RN licensure to practice nursing in the State of Michigan.
* Minimum five (5) years current staff nursing experience (within the last five (5) years).
* Minimum five (5) years nursing critical care/Emergency Department experience in a tertiary setting or Level I or II trauma center.  
* Minimum two (2) years of experience in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit or Pediatric Emergency Department setting at a Level I or II trauma center or regional referral/tertiary care center.
* Minimum two (2) years of experience in an Adult Intensive Care Unit or Adult Emergency Department setting at a Level I or II trauma center or regional referral/tertiary care center.
* Current EMT licensure and Paramedic training with State of Michigan licensure achieved in six (6) months
* Current ACLS, PALS, and NRP certification.
* Committee/unit involvement.
* Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills and autonomous practice as evidenced by successful completion of selective testing tools in areas of advanced practice nursing including hemodynamically unstable patients, critically ill pediatric patients, patients with airway or respiratory compromise, acute trauma, multi organ system failure patients, etc 
* Demonstrated leadership abilities as evidenced by peer review and annual evaluation (including charge nurse role and/or preceptor experience).
* Demonstrated problem solving skills and independent decision making in working with peers, residents and/or attending physicians within and outside institutional boundaries(specific examples with references required).
* Demonstrated outstanding interpersonal skills as evidenced by feedback from others/evaluation and interview process.
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):  
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.
Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

Desired Qualifications*

* Paramedic licensure with experience.
* Nursing certification completion (CFRN, CCRN, and/or CEN), one required within one year of hire.
* Past experience with ECMO, cardiac assists devices, and advanced ventilation techniques.
* Rotor wing experience.
* Provider training courses completed (TNCC, BTLS, FNATC, and PHTLS)
* Favorable evaluation by supervisor within one year of application submission.

Work Schedule

Market Title: Flight Nurse Specialist 
Hours: 40 hours per week
Shift/Days: Nights, 12hr shifts
Location: University Hospital/Livingston County Base-Survival Flight

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.