Registered Nurse (Experienced RN) - Neonatal/Pediatrics Team - Duke Life Flight
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: January 27, 2023
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center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with
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neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung
surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first
in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive,
geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that
include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty
clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
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- Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet
- Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year
as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
- Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of
Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for
being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
- Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
- Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
- Relocation Assistance! Experienced RN - Duke Life Flight -
As of 10/1/22, Experienced RNs that accept positions on the Duke
Life Flight Team are eligible for a $15000 sign on bonus (or former
Duke employees coming back after 1 year into the Duke Health
Join our CAMTS Accredited multi-disciplinary team of RNs, RRTs,
Paramedics, EMTs, and Communications Specialists working in a
cohesive environment that expands across the Duke Health System. As
part of our team, you will expand your knowledge base by practicing
in an evidenced-based and protocol driven autonomous environment.
Every day has the potential for different experiences - when not
transporting, you will round on the inpatient units, conduct
medical record audits, participate in continuing education, and
Along with a strong neonatal and pediatrics knowledge base your
ambition, energy, flexibility, adaptability, trust and compassion
make you the ideal candidate.
When time and specialized services are crucial to patients' outcome
and survival, the Duke Life Flight team is called. The intense
level of care patients receive, from the time we pick them up to
the time they arrive at Duke University Hospital, makes a
significant difference in their survival and recovery.
As a critical part of our Neonatal/Pediatric transport program,
each aircraft is staffed with a pilot and two highly trained
critical care providers (Respiratory Therapist and Registered
Nurse). Coordinated by our communications center as well as DUHS
Neonatology and Pediatric physician support, this team responds to
ill and injured patients with state of the art equipment utilizing
the safest and most appropriate mode of transport possible.
The neonatal/pediatric team utilizes isolettes, nitric oxide, ECMO,
Neo Mate, Pedi Mate, Baby Pod and high flow oxygen therapies, to
name a few, during rotor wing operations. Rotor wing operations
comprise of approximately 10% of this specialized teams transport
Although Duke Life Flight was founded as an air-only transport
program, the teams ground assets are utilized more often and for
all levels of care from ALS to critical care.
Serving as "rolling intensive care units' that can meet any
patient's transport needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, each
ambulance is staffed with team members that complement the
- Critical care ambulances are split strategically between bases
in Durham, Henderson, and Smithfield.
- Ground units cover a 180 mile radius from their bases, and
provide world-class care to parts of North Carolina, Virginia, and
South Carolina. Shifts
- Days and Nights Rotating Shifts (7a-7p or 7p-7a) at home base -
Duke University Hospital (Durham)
- 3- 12 hours shifts per week Experience Requirements:
A minimum of 3 years pediatric/neonatal emergency and or critical
care experience preferred. Air and/or ground transport nursing
experience is preferred.
- Must have recent direct patient care experience within the last
six months of application.
- Must possess BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP certifications.
- At least one specialty certification (CEN, CFRN, CCRN, CTRN)
must be obtained within 2 years of hire.
- One current trauma course prior to hire: PHTLS, TNCC, TPATC,
BTLS or ITLS.
- Certified as a North Carolina EMT within one year of hire
- Preferred PICU, ICN or NICU experience.
- Must have the ability to work in a diverse, autonomous
- Physical requirements (height/weight restrictions): No greater
than 240 lbs. in full uniform and no greater than
6' 4" in height.
- Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:
- Previous work experience as a clinical nurse is required (3+
- Graduation from an accredited Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (or
higher), Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program
- All registered nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing
(or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN
program within two years of their start date and to complete the
program within five years of their start date Licensure,
Certification or Registration Required:
- Current registration with North Carolina State Board of Nursing
as a registered professional nurse OR current compact RN licensure
to practice in the state of North Carolina required.
- BLS (or higher) certification required.
- Professional specialty certification (preferred).
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and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob
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