Flight Nurse - AirCare 3 - Full Time - RotatingMercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA
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Mercy Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. Mercy – Dubuque has 263 beds while Mercy – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
Mercy offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. Mercy also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. Mercy’s 1,300 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital in 2009.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Mercy is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at www.mercydubuque.com.
The registered nurse at Mercy is a collaborative member/leader of the healthcare team and is accountable for practicing both the art and science of nursing, delivering care as prescribed by the ANA Standards of Practice & Professional Performance and consistent with Emergency Nursing professional standards.
The Flight Nurse acts as a member of the Air Care 3 team in providing advanced life support for critically ill and injured patients at the scene or during interfacility transport, assists the Emergency Dept. (ED) staff in providing care to ED patients, and participates in hospital-wide special procedure teams.
Education, Licensure and Certification
Must be a registered nurse and must hold an active license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing required.
Completion of ATCN, ATLS, or TNATC.
Prefer Certification in Emergency Nursing (CEN) or Certification in Flight Nursing (CFRN).
BLS, ACLS, and PALS required.
NRP highly desired.
Minimum of 3 years of critical care/ED experience.
Some flight nursing experience preferred.
Special Skills, Competencies, and Aptitudes:
- Computer Proficiency - Demonstrated experience and competency with ability to document patient care in an electronic medical record. Requires ability to use other software to perform the essential functions of the job.
Shifts rotate between days and nights; 0600-1830 and 1800-0630. BSN required along with BLS/ACLS/PALS and 3 years of ED or critical care experience. Certification required within 2 years of hire.
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Paid Sick Leave
|Years of Experience||2-5 Years|