AdventHealth Flight Nurse Full Time at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 12/25/2020

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Flight Nurse AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

Location Address: 2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
  • From state- of- the- art equipment to the most intricate building details, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel was designed from the ground up to maximize healing, patient care and wellness
  • Recognized as leader in patient satisfaction and was named Top 100 Hospital in Modern Healthcare Magazine by IBM Watson Health
  • 50,000 sq ft community Health & Wellness Center
  • Comprehensive women’s health center named Inspiration Place that incorporates female physician specialists, women’s imaging, pelvic floor and female physical therapy and a boutique spa.
  • Consistently named a Top Workplace in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Times
  • Opened an offsite 24 bed, 24/7 emergency room in Central Pasco to better serve the emergency health needs of residents in west and central Pasco
Work Hours/Shift:
Full time
You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Demonstrates effective assessment skills to ensure quality patient care is provided.
  • Performs and documents accurate initial assessment per unit standard which may include initial observation, obtaining and interpreting information in terms of the patients' needs, safety, psych/social/cultural, family needs, multi-system physical assessment and patient/family level of knowledge. Reports appropriate information in a timely manner to responsible physician.
  • Observes and monitors patient lab work for trends and reports abnormal lab tests to the appropriate physician and obtains appropriate interventions.
  • Utilizes clinical data to implement appropriate interventions.
  • Performs and documents ongoing patient assessment which accurately reflects patients' physical and mental status ranging from child to geriatric according to unit standards and patient condition.
  • Initiates use of restraints per program policy and procedures. Demonstrates commitment in the use of safe and appropriate alternatives prior to the application of any patient restraint device. Maintains competency in the application, monitoring and care of the patient in restraints.
  • Demonstrates critical-thinking skills when analyzing basic and advanced cardiac rhythms in a safe, competent and independent manner.
  • Develops, prioritizes, and documents a plan of care that is individualized and                     involves patient, family, and/or significant other in goal setting per unit standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability in the preparation of patients for tests, procedures and surgeries ordered.
  • Provides individualized goal directed nursing care to patients utilizing the nursing process and standards of nursing care.
  • Documents physical assessments in the electronic medical record.  Assesses patients for desired and undesired changes in their mental/physical condition according to unit standards. Reports appropriate information in a timely manner to responsible physician and obtain appropriate intervention.
  • Maintains a professional rapport with physicians, patients, and families. Utilizes communication skills appropriate to age-specific needs.
  • Provides general supervision and guidance of permanent licensed and non-licensed nursing personnel and temporary nursing personnel i.e. – RN, LPN, PCT U.S, M.T. in the job functions for the delivery of safe, therapeutic and quality patient care outcomes.
  • Provides competent and compassionate care to the patient with pain according to policy and our mission.
  • Maintains a safe patient care environment including following fall risk specifications.
  • Demonstrates ability to administer medications as ordered:  PO, SQ, IV, IV PUSH, IVPB, IM, SL, PR, topical, and intradermal accurately and appropriately.
  • Responds and participates in unit and hospital code situations. Utilizes knowledge and experience to treat the patient according to the standards of BLS and ACLS protocols.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide safe, competent nursing care for the patient requiring oxygen supplementation or support.
  • Demonstrates ability to administer, adjust and monitor response to IV medication infusions and IV medications in a safe, competent and independent manner.
  • Transfers patients in a professional and competent manner.
  • Verifies and signs off physician orders on all assigned patients.
  • Obtains lab specimens as ordered and per policy and procedure.
  • Evaluates and communicates patient’s response to medical nursing plan of care to appropriate team members.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of care provided by other team members and reports outcomes as necessary.
  • Completes and documents patient assessments, provides interventions with accurate administration and calculation of medications and the responses, as per department protocols’ and FH policy. 
  • Utilizes specific knowledge in emergency care of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Adheres to safety requirements and applies caution remaining alert to hazards at all times, while transporting patients. Utilizes proficiency in radio communications and emergency procedures.
  • Communicates patient updates to physicians and receiving units.
  • Completes timely patient care documentation for patient hand off and safety.
  • Works closely with critical care transport team members and ensures timely, safe transport of patients.
  • Maintains proficiency in understanding and use of all aircraft systems and equipment.
  • Ensures team shift responsibilities are completed: including equipment check, supply and medication inventory logs, maintains a “state of readiness” to be in compliance of state statues and maintains a clean work environment.


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a minimum of an Associate of Science degree.
Three years continuous experience in either the ER or a CCU which may include PICU, CICU, NICU (Neuro) and TICU.


One year experience in either OB or PEDS 
ENPC Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course
One year experience in either fixed-wing or rotor aircraft
Basic ability to navigate Microsoft Office apps


IABP certification within 90 days
LVAD (Impella) certified within 90 days
Non-violent Crisis Intervention certification (CPI) within 6 months of hire 
NIHSS Certification within 6 months of hire date, then renewed biannually
4 hours Hip & Knee Replacement Education within 6 months of hire date, then annually
4 hours Stroke Education required within 6 months of hire, then annually

Active and unrestricted Florida Nursing license
Florida Paramedic certification (must obtain within 24 months of hire)
CFRN Certified Flight Nurse
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support
BCLS Basic Cardiac Life Support.
PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support 
NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program
TNCC Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum or 
TPATC Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course
AMCCC Air Medical Crew Core Curriculum


CEN Certified Emergency Nurse or CCRN Critical Care Nurse 
Instructor status in any of the above required certifications
Job Summary:

Under general supervision of the Program Manager, the Flight Nurse is responsible for the safe transport of critically ill and injured patients, working jointly with the flight paramedic or second flight nurse in patient care decisions. Completes and documents patient assessments, treatments, medication, reactions as per department protocols and AH policy. Adheres to all safety requirements while transporting patients, in and around vehicles/aircraft. Communicates patient updates to physicians with hand of care to receiving RN/MD and appropriate triage of urgency. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. adheres to the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to the rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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