Burning Man - Registered Nurse

Black Rock Desert, NV
Burning Man 2024 – Burning Man Temporary Positions /
Full-Time & Part-Time /
Are you ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, providing essential emergency medical services at one of the most vibrant and exhilarating events on the planet? Join Royal Ambulance at Burning Man and immerse yourself in a world unlike any other! Picture yourself as part of a dynamic team, responding to the unexpected, and making a real difference in an environment where creativity, community, and innovation converge.

As an EMS provider with Royal Ambulance, you'll not only experience the thrill of the desert's pulse but also play a vital role in ensuring the safety and well-being of fellow Burners. From adrenaline-pumping moments to forging unforgettable connections, every shift promises to be a journey of growth, discovery, and unparalleled excitement. Are you ready to ignite your passion for emergency medicine amidst the dust and dreams of Burning Man? Join us and be a part of something extraordinary!

This is a temporary position, located in the Black Rock Desert outside of Gerlach, NV. This position will provide medical care at the 2024 Burning Man Event. These positions will staff the “Rampart” on-site treatment center which provides emergency department-level care. These positions are paid and require Nevada licensure. These positions require that the RN have active or recent experience as an emergency department RN.
For information on volunteering with Burning Man’s Emergency Services Department to work a first aid station or mobile quick response vehicle please go to: https://esd.burningman.org/volunteering-q-a/

We pride ourselves in being one of the most diverse, forward thinking, and progressive organizations focused on YOUR growth as a healthcare leader.

Embody the Royal Mindset:

    • Driven: Be excited about your goals and identify a plan to achieve them. Stay motivated, overcome challenges and focus on getting to where you want to be and becoming who you want to become.
    • Empathetic: Understand the feelings and actions of others and use that understanding to guide your own actions, behaviors and decisions. Maintain an open mindset, free of judgement. Give others the benefit of the doubt, and treat everyone with respect.
    • Adaptable: Handle and adjust to change by being flexible in process and mindset. Stay calm under pressure when something changes or a problem occurs. Develop a solution and come up with an alternate plan despite obstacles.
    • Engaging: Show commitment to the organization, your patients, your partners, your fellow team members and the communities we serve, through your words and your actions. Be involved, stay interested and encourage others to do the same.

Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

    • Provides emergency nursing patient care in a mobile field hospital setting;
    • Understands Royal's mission, values and quality standards by effectively demonstrating these core concepts in all interactions.
    • Provides advanced life support, including patient assessment, airway management, and use of a cardiac monitor defibrillator and medication administration in accordance with physician orders and/or medical protocols.
    • Performs a variety of emergency nursing procedures (IV insertions, foley catheter insertion, NG/OG tube insertion, airway management, and more)
    • Determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes priority for required emergency care.
    • Understands all applicable legal, moral and ethical issues surrounding emergency patient care.
    • Prioritizes decisions and acts quickly in the best interest of the patient.
    • Remains calm while working in difficult and stressful situations, and stays focused while carrying out the functions of the position. 
    • Reports verbally and in writing, their observation and accurately documents all patient care in the patients care record.
    • Assists in lifting and carrying patients
    • Restocks and replaces used linens, blankets and other supplies as needed.
    • Cleans all equipment following appropriate disinfecting procedures.
    • Checks all medical equipment to ensure that it is ready to go for the next patient or emergency.
    • Ensures that all equipment is clean, washed and kept in professional conditions.
    • Identifies customer service opportunities through effective listening and through an understanding of the customers' needs.
    • Maintains a positive, courteous and respectful relationship with patients, customers and team members.

Minimum Requirments:

    • Age 18 or older (for insurance purposes)
    • 1 year of active or recent experience as an RN in an emergency department
    • *RNs who do not have active or recent ER experience (not float pool) should not apply for this position
    • *Rotor flight experience may be considered based on the RNs individual background
    • Possess a Valid Nevada Registered Nurse license
    • Possess a Current and Valid AHA BLS, ACLS, and PALS
    • Driving Record must be acceptable (waivable if non-driving)
    • TB Test and Flu Shot (within the last year) - Must provide cody
    • Immunization Records: Tdap, Varicella, HepB, and MMR (within last 10 years)
    • Complete prior to employment: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700, & IS 800
    • Complete a ninety minute Burning Man Medical Orientation prior to hire date.
    • Must work a minimum of three 12 hour shifts during the operational period.

Preferred Requirments:

    • Experience working in a busy urban emergency department. 
    • Experience as a flight nurse, paramedic, or pre-hospital care provider.
    • Prior Burning Man experience
    • Prior experience in a communal living and close quarters working environment

Physical Requirements:

    • The RN is required to sit; climb or balance; step, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or carry up to 150 pounds and occasionally lift and/or carry up to 200 pounds.

Occupational Safety Risk for Infection Control:

    • Risk to exposure from blood borne pathogens – 3 High Risk 


    • The RN will be working regularly with confidential patient and personnel information. 
    • The RN  must have the ability to maintain composure and tact in stressful situations. 
    • Must possess the ability to communicate effectively in writing, verbally, and through radio and telephone communications. 
    • Must possess the ability to demonstrate compassion and a sincere dedication to patient needs, concerns and information confidentiality. 
    • The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties, responsibilities and essential functions performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Pay and Benefits:

    • These are temporary positions which will terminate on or after September 6, 2024.Employees will be provided with a credential enabling them to enter the Burning Man Event.
    • When not working, Employees will be free to enjoy all that Black Rock City has to offer. Burning Man medical employees are responsible for their transportation to and from the event site.
    • Shared housing (shift pods or bunkhouse) may be available on a first come first serve basis for those employees who choose to work four or more shifts during the event.
    • Meals are provided on shift only, although Royal may have a staff camp meal plan option available. Preference will be given to participants who are attending or have attended Burning Man and have the ability to be self-sufficient when not working.
    • RN positions at Burning Man are paid at $38.00/hr and in accordance with Nevada State Laws.
$38 - $38 an hour

About Royal Ambulance:
Royal Ambulance is the leader in healthcare transportation & patient navigation services in Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, San Francisco, and San Mateo County. Since 2006, we’ve grown from 2 ambulances and 10 employees to over 100 ambulances and 600+ team members. We are known for our our amazing work culture, awarded one of the Top 50 Inspiring Workplaces 2022 and Glassdoor's Top 50 Best Places to Work in the US, Inc Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, and Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work”

As we continue to grow, we remain focused on maintaining our culture of professional and personal development, supportive team vibes, and a first-class team member experience. Join us and be a part of this exciting growth opportunity while surrounding yourself with other like-minded individuals, who encourage and inspire one another along their path in EMS and Healthcare.

At Royal we firmly believe it's not just about the destination, it's about the journey! It's about who you become along the way, the people you meet, the connections you make and the experiences that you have that shape the kind of healthcare professional you become.

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-The intent of this job posting is to provide a representative summary of the major duties, responsibilities and essential functions performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
-Royal Ambulance is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status