In a world of increasing healthcare needs, the duty of Flight Nurse can never be overemphasized. A Flight Nurse assists patients in need of medical attention during and before conveying such patients to the hospital. They make sure thorough emergency and pre-hospital care are given to patients throughout the rescue and evacuation period in aircraft.

Flight nurses are  well trained because they give more services to their patients in the time of needs, calm under pressure, and able to address emergency needs independently or as part of a team.

Below is a Flight Room nurse job description template which you can use for hiring flight nurse staff:

About the Flight Nurse Job Description

Each section of this sample job description for flight nurses is based off of countless hours of research, and analysis of what performs best on nurse job boards. Make sure to keep your job title concise and descriptive of the role. Do not use any jargon or internal language when posting your operating room nurse job on job boards. You want to make sure that the nurse reading this understands what the job is, and all of the language in the job description.

Feel free to copy the below flight room nurse job description but make sure to add information specific to your organization, the culture, perks/benefits, and double-check that the skills below match your exact requirements.

Flight Nurse Job Description

About Our Organization

Use this part of the job description to describe to the potential candidate what it would be like if they were to be hired as part of your facility or organization. Describe the work ethic, the company culture, the working hours, or any benefits that your health facility offers To the hired staff.

Job Description / Why We’re Hiring

Currently, we are looking for Flight nurses with the appropriate qualifications and skill sets, as well as the willingness to work with our health care team. 

As a Flight Nurse you must be highly trained, experienced, and capable of working under high level of stress and independently. You must have a track record for being calm under work pressure and fit in various situations in other to complete their job successfully (references will be required). 

Sample Flight Nurse Skills:

{Below is a list of several skills and responsibilities of a flight nurse. }:

  • Possessing critical and emergency experience
  • Having a nursing license in state of employment
  • Having arrays of knowledge in mixing of medications
  • Possessing the ability to work independently
  • Must have completed a recognized BSc or another diploma from a nursing program
  • Having the necessary flight certifications
  • Have strong organizational skills
  • Remain calm under pressure

Emergency Room Nurse Responsibilities

  • Abide by clinical-specific laws, work ethics and values of patient care and also general procedures like patient confidentiality and the HIPPA standard.
  • Be able to render all-inclusive care for patients
  • As a flight nurse you must be well knowledgeable and trained in a wide array of urgent situations
  • Experience delivering medical care in a  transportation environment
  • Flight Nurses must be able to precisely communicate patient’s medical condition before, during, and after transportation to a hospital
  • Experience and knowledge of flight patient discharge and transfer upon aircraft landing
  • In-flight duties may include assisting with the lift-off checklist and dispatching flights, visual observation, aircraft radio and navigation and in general helping to assure timely and safe transport of patient.

Sample Flight Nurse Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a flight nurse
  • Knowledge of nursing care methods, procedures, and emergency care
  • Knowledge of in flight protocols
  • Expert knowledge of health and safety guidelines/procedures (sanitation, decontamination, etc.)
  • Excels at communicating with a team and has strong interpersonal skills
  • Responsible and compassionate with patients
  • Able to multitask with strong organizational skills
  • Calm under pressure with excellent problem-solving skills
  • BSc or another diploma from a nursing program
  • Valid nursing license

Flight (ER) Job Description: what’s next?

After you post your job to hire a nurse (RN) and start receiving applicants, you’ll want to make sure to carefully interview them to make sure they’re the best fit.

Additionally, if you’re looking for per diem or short term nursing assignments, you can post your job on Medely for free. Medely is one of the largest networks of nurses looking to schedule per diem shifts with your organization. Each nurse is put through a carefully conducted background check process and can be hired as easily as calling Uber from your phone.

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