New grad med evac?

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    Hi I have a quick question....my local hospital has an opening in med evac and it says they take new grads....from what I have read this is absolutely uncommon. Why would they take a new grad when even our local burn unit won't take a new grad? Surely they aren't flying with patients....
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    Ground transport maybe? Or maybe they are thinking new grad RN with EMT/Medic experience??

    What state is this?
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    Quote from CP2013
    Ground transport maybe? Or maybe they are thinking new grad RN with EMT/Medic experience??

    What state is this?
    EMT/Medic isn't a requirement they list.....the job description is really vague. I am in Colorado.
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    Can you copy and paste just the listing.

    I doubt it would be because of being an EMT or Paramedic since an RN would be held accountable for the scope of practice which is more extensive.
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    Can you copy and paste just the listing.

    I doubt it would be because of being an EMT or Paramedic since an RN would be held accountable for the scope of practice which is more extensive.
    Job Summary: This position assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care of patients in accordance with organizational policies and in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice utilizing the framework for professional nursing practice and development. This position is accountable for the quality of nursing services delivered by self or others who are under their direction. This position utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills necessary to assess data and plan, provide and evaluate care appropriate to the physical and developmental age of assigned patients.

    Essential Functions
    • Assesses patient physical, psychological, social, spiritual, educational, developmental, cultural and discharge planning needs. Reviews patient history and physical with patient/family and assures completion within appropriate timeframe. Reviews available information obtained by other health care team members. Reviews diagnostics and laboratory data and reports abnormal results to the physician(s) and other appropriate caregivers. Completes assessment and reassessments according to patient need and as outlined in policy.
    • Formulates a plan of care, including the discharge plan, utilizing assessment data and patient, family and health team input. Initiates a plan of care based on patient-specific needs, assessment data and the medical plan of care. Goals for patient are realistic, measurable and developed in conjunction with the patient/family. Considers the physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, age specific and educational needs of the patient in the plan of are. Plans care in collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary team. Reviews and revises the plan of care to reflect changing patient needs based on evaluation of the patient’s status.
    • Implements the plan of care through direct patient care, coordination, delegation and supervision of the activities of the health care team. Provides care based on physician orders and the nursing plan of care, in compliance with policies and procedures, standards of care, and regulatory agency requirements. Delegates appropriately, and provides nursing supervision in the provision of care to patients by other licensed nurses and other personnel. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for whom care is provided.
    • Evaluates the patient's and family's response to care and teaching, and revises the plan of care as needed. Evaluates patient progress towards goals and expected outcomes in collaboration with other health care team members. Evaluates patient's response and the effectiveness of patient teaching.
    • Documents assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in the patient record. Documentation is legible, timely and in accordance with policy. Documentation reflects objective/subjective data, nursing interventions and patient’s response to treatment. Notes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Provides care based on the best evidence available and may participate in research activities within clinical practice. Participates in unit or facility shared leadership. Interacts and participates in the education, role development, and orientation of facility personnel, patients, students, families and visitors. Promotes/supports growth of others through precepting and mentoring when appropriate.
    • Contributes to society through activities that lead to excellent patient outcomes through timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and safe care. Actively participates in the improvement of national nursing quality indicators and outcomes. Such activities may include participating in professional organizations.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Must possess a current, valid RN license in state of practice, temporary RN license in state of practice, or compact RN licensure for current state of practice. BLS certification is required. Additional certification or continuing education may be required based on area of practice. Relates throughout the interview process the experience, training and education needed to perform the job. Experience in the clinical area for which he or she is applying is desired. Must maintain clinical performance competencies appropriate to the area in which they work as demonstrated through annual validations. Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Registered Nurse in the specialty area.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree preferred. Professional certification preferred. Additional related education and/or experience preferred.


    I asked more about it and was told its basically cleaning and stocking the helicopter. Seems weird they want an RN to do that....
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    " Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Registered Nurse in the specialty area."


    Seems like they want more experience than a new grad. I guess stocking with 1 yr experience and then transitioning after a year? That's a strange posting, definitely needs more clarification.
    poppycat and KelRN215 like this.
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    I have a question...is your hospital Banner Registry and Travel???
    Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Registered Nurse in the specialty area.
    Your post of the summary also states
    positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting.
    which excludes you as a new grad.

    New grads historically DO NOT get hired for any flight crews as this is a highly skilled area of nursing that REQUIRES pre-existing knowledge of critical care.

    Something doesn't sound right here.
    poppycat and TraumaSurfer like this.
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    The job description doesn't sound at all like a "med-evac" position. Are you sure that was the title of the position?
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    Unfortunately, I just don't see a new grad without any significant experience as a Paramedic being accepted into the program. However, they may have some kind of training pipeline that results in getting at least a year of critical care experience before being "graduated" to the transport side of the program. Also, if they say they accept new grads, be very wary of that... Not that it's a bad thing, just that you should be very careful.
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    I think it is a generic Banner ad since almost all the other positions on their website say the same thing. There is no specific job description.
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