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Geisinger RN - Flight Registered Nurse - Life Flight in Avoca, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Geisinger is proud to offer a Flight RN an $8,000 hiring incentive for eligible candidates! Market competitive hiring rates and up to $7 shift differentials for evening, night, and weekend shifts!

Job Duties

Provides nursing care to Life Flight. Follows and adheres to Act 37 standards and protocols.

  • Provides nursing care from initial contact until patient care is relinquished to accepting medical facility.

  • Maintains thorough patient care documentation in the Electronic Medical Record.

  • Practices nursing within their scope of practice as defined by the state and Geisinger, maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences.

  • Communicates educational needs to the Life Flight clinical leadership team, Operations Manager or Medical Director.

  • This includes maintaining skills checklist and continuing education record monthly, attends continuing education programs pertinent to area of practice.

  • Remains knowledgeable in use and routine maintenance of all equipment and supplies used by Life Flight.

  • Maintains medical interior of Life Flight aircraft and ground ambulances.

  • Assures adequate inventory of equipment and supplies.

  • Assures orderly environment in Hangar and Elevator Glasshouse areas as well as assigned Life Flight base.

  • Functions as a flight crew member.

  • Assists the pilot when needed.

  • This includes attending pre-mission briefings and mission debriefings and completes necessary documentation.

  • Serves as member of neonatal retrieval team when transporting neonatal patients by air or ground transport.

  • Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, medical crew members, patient and equipment during all phases of flight.

  • Serves as a role model, teacher and clinical resource.

  • Acts as preceptor and participates in orientation of new employees and students as assigned Completes reports when applicable for all safety related incidents.

  • Participates in required patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational safety.

  • Provides input to the clinical management team for performance appraisals of care delivery team members.

  • Problem solves, troubleshoots and takes corrective measures in care and handling of equipment.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Preferred qualifications: (PA) Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse ( PHRN), as well as one of the following specialties: CCRN, CEN,CFRN,CTRN.

CCRN- Critical Care Flight RN

CEN Certified Emergency Nurse Specialization

CFRN Certified Flight RN

CTRN- Certified Transport RN Specialization

CFRN required within one year of orientation.

*NRP and STABLE required within the first year of hire.

Required experience: Three years of nursing experience, minimum of two years critical care experience (includes ED experience).

Benefits of working at Geisinger:

  • Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one

  • Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents

  • Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)

  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage

  • 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions

  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly

  • Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year

  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive

  • Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care; Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more

  • Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance

Join the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about Geisinger opportunities, please contact Katy Baralt, Nurse Recruiter, at ksbaralt@geisinger.edu.


Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)


Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Valid Driver's License - Default Issuing Body; Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.