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CommonSpirit Health Flight RN Sioux City Air Med in SIOUX CITY, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.



Provides professional critical care nursing care for acutely ill and injured patients incorporating the nursing process of all age groups in an air medical (helicopter), pre-hospital, and hospital environment (emergency and critical care) Is guided by Mercy One protocols or direct medical control. Serves as a preceptor for new employees, students and Mercy One volunteer (Ride along Program).


  • Performs initial and ongoing subjective and objective assessment of patients with complex health care needs in the pre-hospital and hospital environment (emergency and critical care).

  • Promotes patient-centered care through:

  • Respect of the patient’s values, preferences and expressed needs

  • Coordination and integration of care

  • Information, communication and education

  • Physical comfort

  • Emotional support and alleviation of fear and anxiety

  • Involvement of family and friends

  • Transition and continuity

  • Implements interventions and treatments consistent with Mercy One protocols and/or medical on-line direction, documenting response to cares and treatments.

  • Collaborates with the patient, significant others, rescue personnel and outlying hospital personnel to create a multidisciplinary healthcare team whose goal is to provide care that is continuous and well coordinated.

  • Quickly, efficiently, and calmly responds to emergent and critical situations.

  • Communicates with patients at a level consistent with age and understanding.

  • Documents a comprehensive patient record that is organized and complete reflecting all aspects of nursing care provided.

  • Provides psychological support to the patient and family based on assessed need.

  • Supervises the Flight Paramedic as needed.

  • Actively participates in evaluating and ensuring safety in and around the aircraft. Directs any safety concerns to the Program Manager, Base Lead Pilot, and/or Safety Officer. Makes recommendations for safe practices.

  • Educates others in the safe practices in and around the helicopter through formal and informal presentations.

  • Checks and maintains all medical equipment, supplies and medications for patient care on a daily basis.

  • Completes follow-up on transported patients, providing written and verbal progress reports to the referring agency/physician.

  • Assists specialty transport personnel (OB Nurse, NICU Transport Team, Pediatric Transport team).

  • When not flying and once all responsibilities associated with the daily operations of the program have been completed; provides patient care and interventions in the hospital and Emergency Department persistent to scope of practice, responds to medical emergencies, and Rapid Response requests for in patient issues.


  • Provides relief duties for communications personnel.

  • Participates in performance improvement initiatives.

  • Makes recommendations for additions, improvements and revisions in standards of care.

  • Participates in scheduling, equipment inventory and ordering, uniform inventory and the planning of education activities.



  • A minimum of three years registered nursing experience in a critical care or emergency department, or flight program, or three years of experience as a flight paramedic and one year critical care or emergency experience as an RN with a minimum of 1,800 hours worked as an RN, with proof of hours worked.

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Requisition ID 2021-166463

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Medical Transportation Services

Shift Varied

Standard Hours Varies

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.