POSITION: Assistant Chief Flight Nurse, Airlift Northwest, Western WA Bases
RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Flight Nurse
PURPOSE: Responsible for the overall coordination of Airlift Northwest’s patient care and related services, and serves as primary liaison with clinical on patient care matters. As needed, perform the Flight Nurse role and other leadership duties as assigned, ensuring that the ALNW mission is being adhered to and policy and procedures are being followed.
Assistant Chief Flight Nurse
Assist Director with interviewing, hiring and training of new flight staff. Evaluate new staff during training and current staff regularly to ensure clinical, customer service and operational requirements are being met.
Responsible for ensuring mandatory and other recurrent education and training in pediatric care is available to ALNW staff and that staff members complete such training as required.
Monitor and take corrective action as needed to address staffing and clinical issues.
Meet and confer regularly with Medical Control, Clinical and Management Staff to ensure effective coordination between ALNW and HMC, UWMC, CHMC, existent and new ALS, EMS, LEO and Healthcare facilities. Regional Managers will ensure clinical and other performance factors meet or exceed the expectations of aforementioned institutions and Organizations as per contract or agreements, both formal and informal.
Assist in the evaluation of staff members’ individual performance in coordination with the Director and other Managers, and provide feedback and coaching to staff members as appropriate.
Coordinate and assist in the development of QA/QI standards for ALNW clinical care; recommend improvements based on information provided from QA/QI process.
Ensure clinical competence of flight staff and clinical skills maintenance by reviewing patient care reports, conferring with physicians, monitoring continuing education and working with individual staff members.
Assist with scheduling clinical rotations for staff in coordination with HMC, CHMC, UWMC and other healthcare providers and facilities.
Assist in monitoring required certifications and licenses.
Give input into development of the ALNW budget; administer the Yakima-base and regional program budget; and contribute to ALNW being fiscally sound.
Provide clinical instruction to ALNW staff members and serve as an education resource.
Staff recruitment and retention.
Ensure other members of the ALNW Management Team are kept informed of all pertinent matters related to the existent and new ALS, EMS, LEO and Healthcare facilities relationships.
Flight Nurse Role
Perform Flight Nurse Duties up to 30% of the time as needed to ensure the continuous delivery of patient care and customer service.
On-Call Manager Role
As assigned (via rotational shift, approximately 25% of the time), act as on-call Manager for the entire ALNW operation. Is responsible for all operations of ALNW, including making decisions in areas such as patient care, staffing, safety, resource allocation, media relations, facilities management, security, and human resources.
Participate in community organizations/committees such as Regional EMS and Trauma Councils, State Committees, State Disaster Management and others which may have an impact on the delivery of care and services in the WAMI Region. See defined councils below.
Be an active member in professionally related organizations.
Provide instruction to Community, Public Safety and Healthcare Organizations to help them better understand ALNW services and capabilities, as necessary. Initiate outreach meetings with various hospital administrators at the guidance of Chief Flight Nurse and Executive Director.
- Provide regular input to marketing and outreach directors
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