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Intensive care nurse ¦ Intensive care expert

Intensive care nurse at work


The intensive care nurse (Dipl. Intensivpflegefachperson FA IPS or Dipl. Expertin/Experte Intensivpflege NDS HF) is responsible for attending to patients on all AEMS (Airplane Emergency Medical Services) missions carried out on behalf of Rega. Together with the flight physician, they provide patients with professional medical care and monitor their medical condition from the time the patient is put into their care until the time that he/she is handed over at the destination hospital. The intensive care nurse also looks after the patient’s next-of-kin and is responsible for safety in the cabin on missions with Rega’s ambulance jets.


Professional requirements

  • AKP/IKP/DN II or HF diploma
  • Completed additional training in intensive care and reanimation or completed additional training, Intensivpflege HF (intensive care)
  • At least 3 years' interdisciplinary vocational experience (after completing additional training)
  • Language knowledge:
    • German, written and spoken
    • English, written and spoken
    • French, spoken
    • possibly Italian or Spanish
  • Driving licence, category B
  • Good IT user knowledge
  • Place of work: Rega Centre, Zürich Airport
  • Age at the time of recruitment: 30-38 years old

Personal requirements

  • Travelling experience
  • Assertiveness
  • Flexibility, improvisational abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure, both physically and mentally
  • Ability to work in a team, reliability
  • Understanding of foreign peoples and cultures


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