Registered Nurse- Flight Nurse Specialist


Biweekly Hours: 72.00

Shift: 7A-7P; 7P-7A

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


Responsible for advanced emergency and critical care patient management during air and ground transport of the critically ill or injured patient from the scene or outlying sites to participating secondary and tertiary care institutions. Provides intensive care monitoring, critical care intervention and advanced surgical skill procedures to critically ill and injured neonates through geriatric age groups. This includes the management of high-risk obstetrical, medical, surgical, respiratory and cardiovascular patients. The specialized training of the RN-Flight Nurse Specialist allows for the provision of care to critically ill and injured patients through the use of ventilatory support, continuous cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring, including intra-aortic balloon and other cardiac assist devices. Airway management and surgical skill intervention includes cricothyroidotomy, needle chest decompression, chest tube insertion, femoral line insertion and/or cut downs and various intubation techniques. Upholds the standards of the system-wide customer service program.


Required: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing (or a program seeking accreditation). Current registered nurse licensure in the State of Ohio. Meets 1 of the following: • 5 years of recent active RN experience in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. Of those 5 years, a minimum of 4000 hours must be in a tertiary Critical Care Unit (MICU, SICU, TICU, NSICU, CVICU, CICU, NICU, PICU, or similar). • 2 years of active Paramedic experience and 3 years of active RN experience in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, a minimum of 4000 hours must be in a tertiary Critical Care Unit (MICU, SICU, TICU, NSICU, CVICU, CICU, NICU, PICU, or similar). Possesses the following Certifications: a. AHA BLS b. AHA ACLS c. AHA PALS d. Certified EMT-Basic in the State of Ohio or obtains within 1 year of hire. e. MLF Trauma Course (CAMTS accepted ATLS equivalent) within one (1) year of hire. f. NRP or obtains within one (1) year of hire g. Board certification as a Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) or Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN) or obtained within 1 year of hire. Flight Paramedic Certified (FP-C) will be accepted for nurses who also maintain their Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) or Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN). For PRN: Prior critical-care aeromedical transport experience within the last two (2) years. Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Prehospital, flight and critical care transport experience. EMS-Instructor A valid passport or visa allows unrestricted international access. Instructor certification for BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, PEPP, TNCC, TECC For PRN: Prior Metro Life Flight experience. Physical Demands: Ability to lift 250-300 pounds with assistance. Ability to traverse rough or steep terrain or through water while carrying equipment or assisting with patient transport. Ability to work in all types of weather conditions, including severe conditions. Ability to be able to handle high noise levels. Ability to work comfortably in a confined area for long periods of time; Ability to ride in the back of ground transport vehicles for long periods of time.