Duke Life Flight Pediatric/Neonatal Clinical Nurse (RN) Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Team Jobs

When time and specialized services are crucial to patients’ outcome and survival, the Duke Life Flight team is called.  The intense level of care patients receive, from the time we pick them up to the time they arrive at Duke University Hospital, makes a significant difference in their survival and recovery.

Helicopter Transport

As a critical part of our program, each aircraft is staffed with a pilot and two highly trained critical care providers. Coordinated by our communications center, we respond to the scene and work with the local emergency services personnel to stabilize the patient for air transport to Duke University Hospital.


Helicopter transports account for nearly 20% of Duke Life Flight’s overall volume with over 800 critical care transport cases a year including: 

  • Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation  (ECMO)
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Nitric Oxide Ventilation
  • Transport Isolette

Ground Transport

Although Duke Life Flight was founded as an air-only transport program, 80% of our transports occur via the ground because referring hospitals may call us when a patient in their facility requires a higher level of care than their capabilities allow.  
Serving as ‘rolling intensive care units’ that can meet any patients’ transport needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, each ambulance is staffed with team members that complement the patient's needs.
  • Critical care ambulances are split strategically between bases in Durham and Smithfield.
  • Ground units cover a 180 mile radius from their bases, and provide world-class care to parts of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina.
  • Over the last three years, Life Flight has averaged 4,700 ground transports per year—an average of 13 transports per day.

Total Rewards

Discover a compensation package that’s second to none. Here’s a sampling of some of the awesome benefits we offer:

  • Pension plan
  • Generous PTO
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Education reimbursement
  • Community discounts
  • Child care options