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Join Our Team

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of our team. We are always glad to hear from highly qualified and motivated people who are interested in employment with Life Flight Network. Life Flight Network offers a robust total compensation package including competitive, above industry standard salaries and exceptional benefits package including:

• Medical (Company pays for employee 100%)
• Dental (Company pays for employee 100%)
• Vision (Company pays for employee 100%)
• Life/AD&D (Company pays for employee 100%)
• Short & Long Term Disability (Company pays for employee 100%)
• Long Term Care, Flexible Spending (Company pays for employee 100%)
• 401k – with automatic employer contribution
• Tenure Bonuses
• Adoption Assistance
• Paid Parental Time Off
• Pet Insurance
• Bereavement Leave (including pets)
• Tuition/Training Reimbursement
• Paid Volunteer Time
• Employee Recognition Awards
• A generous paid time off plan starting at 4 weeks a year for full-time employees
• Wellness Reimbursement Program
• Life Flight Network Membership
• Dog-friendly work environment

To view additional details on our benefits click here  Employee Benefits Summary 2019

Life Flight Network is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, genetic information, childbirth and related medical conditions or occurrences, age, and physical or mental disability.

To submit an application for a job opening, please see our online employment application form.

Current Openings

Jet Pilot — Aurora, OR

The Multi-engine Turbo-jet Pilot  PIC is responsible for safely operating  jet aircraft to facilitate the transport of critically ill and/or injured patients both domestically and internationally. The Multi-engine Turbo-jet Pilot - PIC will possess strong leadership skills, crew resource management skills, and the ability to communicate with a variety of people, one-on-one and in large groups, sometimes in highly stressful situations.

Starting salary for this position is $87,447 and up, depending on experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation or related field preferred
  • Must hold a FAA Multi engine Airline Transport Pilot certificate
  • 3500 Total time fixed-wing
  • 2500 hours PIC time Airplane
  • 2500 Jet /Turbine combined hours
  • 500hrs multi-engine
  • 250 hours instrument time
  • 250 hours of unaided night time experience
  • CJ4 type rating preferred
  • Recent air medical transportation experience preferred
  • Current FAA First class flight physical
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and written
  • Customer service skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of organization
  • Travel by personal or company vehicle throughout LFN’s service area is required. Must hold a valid driver’s license, an automobile in good repair and be able to provide proof of auto insurance

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Perform pre-flight and post-flight inspections
  • Safely plan flights; load passengers (including patients), baggage and cargo; and analyze weather conditions.
  • Maintain logs and records, as required, prepare written reports
  • Clean aircraft, unit quarters and hangar
  • Operate internationally
Fixed Wing Pilot — Port Angeles, WA / Richland, WA / La Grande, OR

The Fixed Wing Pilot is responsible for safely operating Pilatus aircraft to facilitate the transport of critically ill and/or injured patients. The Fixed Wing Pilot will possess strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of people, one-on-one and in large groups, sometimes in highly stressful situations. All Pilots will be required to attend Flight Safety Training and will sign a Training and Tuition Agreement form.

Starting salary for this position is $79,497 and up, depending on experience.

Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation or related field preferred
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate preferred, but not required, must obtain within first year of employment, training provided
  • 1000 hours PIC time Airplane
  • 1000 hours in an aircraft with retractable gear
  • 500 Turbine hours
  • 500 hours in a turbo prop aircraft
  • 250 hours instrument time
  • 250 hours of unaided night time experience
  • 25 hours operating a PC-12 and successful completion of ground and flight school within last 12 months preferred
  • Recent air medical transportation experience preferred
  • Current FAA First class flight physical
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written
  • Customer service skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of organization
Fixed Wing Aviation Compliance Evaluator — Aurora, OR

The Life Flight Network Aviation Compliance Evaluator provides instructional services to ensure company pilots are trained to deliver customer oriented, high quality air medical transport services in a safe and efficient manner. The pilot is expected to act as a proactive and integral team player, both in flight, and during ground operations, utilizing communication and technical skills which will strengthen the company goal of being held in highest regard within the HAA industry.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three years of experience as a Part 135 Pilot in Command in the Air Medical industry.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management, a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Able to take initiative to create, implement and improve procedures and policies.
  • Travel by personal or company vehicle throughout LFN’s service area, a valid driver’s license, automobile in good repair and proof of auto insurance is required.
  • Current Certified Flight Instructor Certification (CFII) preferred.
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certification (ATP) preferred.
  • 3000 hours of fixed wing experience as Pilot in Command.
  • 2000 hours of turbine engine time.
  • 250 hours of unaided night-time experience
  • Minimum 300 hours Simulated / Actual instrument time required.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Complete training, evaluation and required documentation in accordance with LFN GOM and FAR in prescribed timeframe.
  • Maintain current Check Airman credentials.
  • Ensure Pilots are familiar with all FAA requirements and policies.
  • Evaluates Pilots on policies and procedures and ensure training is up to date and compliant.
  • Provides regulatory direction to Pilots.
  • Supports the Safety and Risk Management Agreement and actively advocates LFN’s safety culture. LFN values Integrity above loyalty. Do the right thing every time, even when you think no one is looking.  SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION.
Rotor Wing Assistant Chief Pilot — Port Angeles, WA

JOB SUMMARY:

The Assistant Chief Pilot is responsible for ensuring all Life Flight Network (LFN) aviation activities are in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations as well as maintaining Life Flight Networks operations manual and specifications. The Assistant Chief Pilot is the liaison between the Chief Pilot and the line pilots for federal regulation compliance and all aviation technical matters. The Assistant Chief Pilot is responsible for the day to day management, scheduling and training of all pilots assigned in their region. This position will be responsible for our Coupeville, Port Angeles, Kelso Washington, & Astoria Oregon bases.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Meets the requirements of FAR part 119.71 and part 135 to hold the Chief Pilot position on an FAA Air Carrier Certificate
  • Requires one year of management experience in a hospital EMS transport service or equivalent management experience
  • Three years of experience as a part 135 pilot in command at a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) program
  • SPIFR experience strongly preferred
  • 3000 hours of rotor wing experience as pilot in command. 2000 hours of turbine engine time. 100 hours of unaided night-time experience, 100 hours of actual instrument time
  • 100 hours of Night Vision Goggle experience
  • Maintains credentials to be a Check Airman
  • Current Certified Flight Instructor certification (CFI) preferred
  • Airline Transport Pilot certification (ATP) preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management or a related filed or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization
  • Able to take initiative to create, implement and improve procedures and programs
  • Travel by personal or company vehicle throughout LFN’s service area is required. Must possess a valid driver’s license and automobile in good repair. Must provide proof of auto insurance and meet Drivers Policy requirements

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Maintains FAA required employee records, ensuring employees with certifying authority have the appropriate license or authority.
  • Schedules and ensures all pilots maintain currency and proficiency in aircraft assigned to LFN’s Air Carrier Certificate.
  • Day to day supervision of pilots.
  • Ensures pilots are familiar with and have access to all FAA requirements.
  • Ensures availability of materials, tools, equipment and technical publications.
  • Develops methods of monitoring and improving productivity.
  • Design, facilitate and train pilots on policies and procedures and ensures all pilots complete required training.
  • Develops the pilot and crewmember training manuals/programs and aircraft checklists.
  • Provides supervision to company pilots concerning regulatory issues.
Rotor Wing Pilot — Region 3 Float / Port Angeles, WA / Region 1 Float

The Rotor Wing Pilot is responsible for professionally and safely operating aircraft for Life Flight Network to facilitate care of critically ill and/or injured patients. The Rotor Wing Pilot will possess strong aviation skills, a keen sense of safety, superior customer service skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of people, one-on-one and in large groups, sometimes in highly stressful situations.

Starting salary for this position is $79,497 and up, depending on experience.

Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1500 hours total time as pilot in command
  • Minimum of 2000 hours R/W time required
  • Minimum 50 hours Simulated / Actual instrument time required
  • Minimum 100 hours of unaided night time required
  • Minimum 1000 R/W Turbine hours required
  • Pilots with air medical transportation experience are preferred
  • Pilots with NVG experience are preferred
  • Mountain experience is preferred. Experience evaluated on a case-by-case basis
  • Must hold a FAA Commercial Helicopter Certificate with Instrument Helicopter Rating
  • Airline Transport Pilot certificate (ATP) preferred
  • Must have and maintain a FAA second class flight physical
  • Performs pre- and post-flight inspections. Plans flights, assists in loading of passengers, baggage and cargo, and analyzes weather conditions
  • Maintains logs and records, as required, and prepares written reports
  • Operates aircraft tug, tractor, and/or ground handling equipment
  • Agusta 119 / 109 experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent grammar; verbal and written communication, and customer service skills
  • Travel by personal or company vehicle throughout Life Flight Network's service area is required
Rotor Wing Pilot - Limited Duration Position — Bozeman, MT

The Rotor Wing Pilot is responsible for professionally and safely operating aircraft for Life Flight Network to facilitate care of critically ill and/or injured patients. The Rotor Wing Pilot will possess strong aviation skills, a keen sense of safety, superior customer service skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of people, one-on-one and in large groups, sometimes in highly stressful situations.

This is a limited duration position through December 2020.

Starting salary for this position is $79,497 and up, depending on experience.

 

Clinical Education Manager — Richland, WA / La Grande, OR / Dallesport / Pendleton, OR

The Clinical Education Manager is accountable for development, implementation and oversight of continuing education for clinical employees ensuring required competencies are adhered to. The Clinical Education Manager is responsible for making sure clinical policies and protocols align with CAMTS standards and applicable state regulations. In addition, this position coordinates in-house education events and maintains proficiency in the role of Flight Nurse or Flight Paramedic.

 

Qualifications
  • Two years of Flight Nurse or Paramedic experience.
  • Current or eligible for professional licensure in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington State.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or Paramedicine strongly preferred.
  • Two years of previous pre-hospital clinical education experience preferred.
  • Current BLS / ACLS / PALS provider – instructor status must be obtained within six months of hire.
  • Knowledge of local, regional, and national healthcare dynamics and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be knowledgeable in related computer programs (MS Office, Word and Excel).
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license, an automobile in good repair, be able to provide proof of auto insurance and able to travel by personal or company vehicle throughout LFN’s service area.
  • Updates education records after each in service clinical meeting and quarterly
  • Reviews all transports involving advanced procedures and/or any chart referred for additional follow up
  • Implements and oversees orientation of all new clinical crew members
  • All Clinical employees will be required to attend additional training and will sign a Training and Tuition Agreement form
Flight Nurse — Moses Lake, WA / Brewster, WA

The Flight Nurse is responsible for working with the Flight Paramedic in the delivery of advanced critical care to patients of the Life Flight Network. The Flight Nurse assumes and is ultimately responsible for all direct patient care in accordance to the guidelines and protocols of Life Flight Network.

Starting salary for this position can range from $74,954 - $102,860, depending on schedule. Salary to increase based on experience.  

Qualifications
  • Minimum of three (3) years of ICU/ED/Trauma experience within the last ten (10) years.
  • Previous flight experience preferred.
  • Flight experience can be substituted year for year for the ICU/ED/Trauma requirement.
  • Current licensure and/or certification as listed below:
    • RN license as appropriate to assigned location
    • Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
    • Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course (TPATC) or Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum (TNCC)
    • Must have successfully completed the TPATC course prior to assuming independent duties; thereafter either TPATC or TNCC (or equivalent) must be current
    • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) or Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) until certified as a Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN)
  • Must obtain certification as a CFRN within one year of hire
  • Completion of Department of Transportation Air Medical Curriculum within six months of hire
  • Complies with weight restrictions (maximum 250 pounds fully outfitted to perform the job)
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to communicate and work with a variety of people one-on-one and in large groups, often in highly stressful situations
  • Ability to work varied shifts and cover fixed wing call shifts
  • All Clinical employees will be required to attend additional training and will sign a Training and Tuition Agreement form
Flight Paramedic — Coupeville, WA / Moses Lake, WA / Brewster, WA / Missoula, MT / Butte, MT

The Flight Paramedic is responsible for working with the Flight Nurse in the delivery of advanced critical care to patients of Life Flight Network. The Flight Paramedic renders patient care in accordance to the guidelines and protocols of Life Flight Network.

Starting salary for this position can range from $54,531- $74,846, depending on schedule. Salary to increase based on experience.

Qualifications
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience as an EMT-Paramedic, preferably in a large metropolitan area
  • Current licensure and/or certification as listed below:
    • Paramedic certification as appropriate to assigned location
    • Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    • Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
    • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Completion of Department of Transportation Air Medical Curriculum within six months of hire date
  • Complies with weight restrictions (maximum 250 pounds fully outfitted to perform the job)
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to communicate and work with a variety of people one-on-one and in large groups, often in highly stressful situations
  • Ability to work varied shifts and cover fixed wing call shifts
  • All Clinical employees will be required to attend additional training and will sign a Training and Tuition Agreement form
Ground Crew: EMT—Basic/Intermediate/Advanced — Springfield, OR / Richland, WA

The EMT is responsible for delivering timely, safe, and compassionate care to patients of Life Flight Network within their scope of practice. The EMT safely operates ground ambulances in accordance with the guidelines and protocols of Life Flight Network.

Qualifications
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years' experienced as a licensed driver or operator
  • Current licensure and/or certification as listed below:
    • State EMT-Basic or Intermediate / Advanced as appropriate to assigned location
    • Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • State issued driver’s license with an insurable driving record
  • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of people, one-on-one and in large groups, often in highly stressful situations
  • Ability to work varied shifts and cover call shifts
Communications Center Supervisor — Boise, ID

The Communications Center Supervisor manages the day to day responsibilities of the Communications Center with a focus on quality and customer service.  This position is responsible for driving accountability by utilizing key performance indicators, ensuring policy and procedural adherence, identifying coaching and development opportunities, facilitate ongoing training and performance management, scheduling, staffing and ensuring safe in-flight communication and operations.

 

 

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Communications, Business or a related field. High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • NAACS Certified Flight Communicator Certificate preferred
  • Minimum four years as a Communication Specialist/Emergency Medical Services Dispatcher for police, fire or medical dispatch center.
  • Two years Managerial experience in EMS or related field strongly preferred
  • Experience with CAD systems and knowledge of two-way radio systems.
  • Exemplary customer service skills with an emphasis on quality
  • Travel by personal or company vehicle throughout LFN’s service area maybe required. Must possess a valid driver’s license and automobile in good repair. Must provide proof of auto insurance and meet Drivers Policy requirements
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent grammar, verbal and written communication with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization, develop and maintain working relationships
  • Must be solution oriented and able to successfully manage and adapt to varying business climates expeditiously
Operational Control Center Specialist — Boise, ID

The Operational Control Center Specialist (OCS) is responsible for coordinating and following to conclusion all aspects of Life Flight Network aviation transports in conjunction with Communication Specialists, established protocols and procedures and with safety as the highest priority. The OCS is responsible for succinctly and professionally communicating with flight crew, weather services, communications centers, hospitals, FBOs, and other stakeholders.

Starting salary for this position is $55,536 and up, depending on experience.

General Accountabilities and Essential Functions:

  • Ensure safe and efficient dispatch of aircraft
  • Continuous monitoring of weather for all regions Life Flight Network services
  • Provide weather updates to flights in progress
  • Completes preflight risk assessment and verifies compliance on all submitted risk assessments prior to aircraft departure
  • Coordinates services needed for flights in progress (fuel, hangar space, flight authorizations thru restricted areas)
  • Obtain and accurately relay necessary information to Life Flight Network aircraft.
  • Remain at console while any Life Flight Network aircraft has rotors or propellers spinning or any flight crew is on standby
  • Remain on duty until relief is briefed and ready to begin shift
  • As events occur, accurately, completely, uniformly, and legibly records all aspects of service requests within the electronic dispatch software
    and/or on the appropriate forms
  • Understand and utilize all appropriate features of radio, telephone equipment and other equipment updates as they are installed
  • Understand and utilize available mapping resources necessary for plotting service-request locations
  • Proactively maintain thorough familiarization with geographical areas served by Life Flight Network
  • Verify accuracy of all FAA documents and maintain records for required period as defined by the FAA
Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certification preferred
  • Knowledge of FAA and other regulatory requirements
  • Previous air medical pilot or dispatch experience required
  • Must be able to respond quickly and prioritize in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to pass written and practical testing upon completion of required training
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