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Life Flight RN

Memorial Hermann

This is a Contract position in Channelview, TX posted May 25, 2020.

At Memorial Hermann, we’re about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.

Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

Job Summary

Position responsible for serving in a leadership role and as a clinical expert in the delivery and management of comprehensive patient care, utilizing research and evidence-based practice; for expertly caring for patients from multiple services/specialties, and for more complex diagnosis.

Job Description

Memorial Hermann Life Flight is a critical care air medical transport service based in Houston, Texas. We serve the community within a 150-mile radius of the Texas Medical Center with helicopters and worldwide using fixed-wing transport.

We are the only not-for-profit hospital-based air ambulance serving Houston and surrounding communities. Founded in 1976 by James “Red” Duke, M.D. the service operates around the clock – weather permitting – 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Crews perform more than 3,000 missions each year, making the John S. Dunn Helistop one of the busiest helipads in the world. Since its inaugural flight, Memorial Hermann Life Flight has flown more than 140,000 missions.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Graduate of a school of professional nursing; Bachelors of Nursing preferred


  • Current State of Texas license to practice as Registered Professional Nurse
  • Current certifications: BLS, ACLS, PALS required; TNCC or CCRN preferred
  • Required to obtain within 18 months of hire: audit ATLS, obtain CFRN & NRP and State of Texas Department of Health license or certification as a paramedic (EMT-P/LP)

Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience as a registered nurse in critical care and/or emergency department, preferably in a Level One Trauma Center
  • Preference to intra-system applicants
  • Maintains current state of physical and mental well being
  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Physically fit to lift, bend, and twist
  • Able perform job responsibilities in confined areas and /or differing environments
  • Standard aircraft seat belts will fit without alterations
  • Able to function in the cabin of an aircraft without physical restrictions
  • Meets weight requirements of less than 240 pounds in uniform
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Delivers appropriate care to patients, at a competent level, according to the RN skills inventory and the age and needs of the patient/population served.
  • Coordinates the planning for the delivery of patient treatment by the multidisciplinary team and administers appropriate clinical decisions in the planning and delivery of care, utilizing existing resources and staff, and setting appropriate priorities; participates in the development of clinical pathways and monitoring of performance outcomes.
  • Directs the healthcare team in attaining positive outcomes, including meeting treatment goals; develops/implements discharge and/or transfer plans.
  • Evaluates the quality of patient care and contributes to the revision of standards of care; assists manager with employee related issues such as performance management and serves as preceptor and charge nurse on the unit, as assigned.
  • Actively participates in Memorial Hermann Life Flight activities when asked: public relations activities, hospital multidisciplinary committees, EMS Conference, EMS monthly CE offerings, Twelve Lead Classes, Airway Training.
  • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.