Life Flight Network Careers

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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. In addition to competitive salaries, Life Flight Network offers medical, dental, vision, 401K, tuition assistance, short- and long-term disability benefits, flexible spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, long-term care insurance, pet insurance, and a generous PTO policy.

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

Aircraft Mechanic II — Lewiston, ID / Aurora, OR

Mechanics must have an Airframe and Powerplant certificate. They are highly skilled in aircraft maintenance and perform detailed checks and repairs on a set schedule. The Mechanic provides onsite maintenance support for Life Flight Network aircraft including management of base inventory, planning and scheduling aircraft maintenance, maintenance of the base library and Life Flight Network owned ground support equipment. This position is also responsible for aviation maintenance including assisting in planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services for Life Flight Network in compliance with Life Flight Network's FAA Part 135 air carrier certificate.

Qualifications
  • Completion of two years of an Aviation Science trade or vocational school, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five years as Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
  • Airframe and Powerplant Certification
  • Inspection Authorization Certification preferred
  • Responsible for having a thorough knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Three years of FAR 135 turbine rotorcraft maintenance experience
  • Three years’ experience working for an EMS helicopter program preferred
  • Maintenance experience on AW119
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Analytical abilities sufficient to handle complex technical and administrative issues
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers
  • Strong work ethic with team-oriented approach
  • Must pass background check and pre-employment DOT drug test
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization
  • Able to take initiative, creating, implementing and improving procedures
Flight Nurse, Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty — Tri-Cities, WA / Spokane, WA

We are excited to announce immediate career opportunities for Flight Nurses to join our Neonatal/Pediatric Team.

Our Neonatal/Pediatric Nurses provide world class care to the infants and children we transport.  In an unpredictable and autonomous environment, paired with an exceptional RT, our Neonatal/Pediatric experts deliver care at the highest possible level under extraordinary circumstances every day.  For those who thrive on challenge and independence, this incredible career choice is hard to beat!

This position may be eligible for a sign on and/or relocation bonus ranging between $2,500-$10,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

Qualifications
  • Minimum of five (5) years of critical care nursing experience in a level III NICU and/or PICU 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) or Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) certification
    • 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 TNATC 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
Ground Crew: EMT—Basic/Intermediate/Advanced — Tri-Cities, 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
Flight Nurse — Region 3 Float

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.

Qualifications
  • Minimum of five (5) 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
Rotor Wing Pilot — 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.

Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a professional pilot required
  • Minimum of 2500 hours total time as pilot in command
  • Minimum of 2500 hours R/W time required
  • Minimum 100 hours Simulated / Actual instrument time required
  • Minimum 200 hours of unaided night time required
  • Minimum 1500 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
Aviation Training Manager — Aurora, OR

The Aviation Training Manager reports directly to the Director of Operations and is responsible for all aspects of training for the Aviation Department. The Aviation Training Manager provides effective training support and analysis for multiple training initiatives with a particular focus on customer oriented aviation programs.

QUALIFICATIONS for the Aviation Training Manager:

  • Bachelor's degree in Aviation Management or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
  • Meets qualifications of a Rotor or Fixed Wing Pilot and maintains applicable credentials.
  • Maintains credentials to be a Check Airman
  • Current Certified Flight Instructor certification (CFII) required.
  • Airline Transport Pilot certification (ATP) required.
  • Requires 3 -5 years management/supervisory experience
  • Through knowledge of all FAA training related regulations for a Part 135 with an understanding of aviation safety standards and safe operating practices
  • Must have 3 years of Part 135 operational experience
  • Must have experience in developing, implementing, and conducting training at the Part 135 level to include basic indoctrination, general subject matter, and special programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interpret technical training requirements
  • Superior customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 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 of the Aviation Training Manager:

  • Develop company training program strategy within an approved compliance basis.
  • Assist in training development and support several training programs simultaneously.
  • Work closely with executive management to meet training needs and report on training effectiveness.
  • Take lead in establishing compliance training strategy and execution.
  • Take ownership of existing training database; evaluate learning management systems for next generation data collection and reporting purposes.
  • Responsible for developing and reporting training metrics.
  • Conduct needs analysis to determine types of training to deliver.
  • Maintain electronic and manual training records; analyze training data to report on training effectiveness.
  • Provide secondary support for the company-wide performance management program; provide monthly reports of employees requiring reviews.
  • Evaluate uses for and effectiveness of various training delivery methods and tools.
  • Work well within a team, assisting to develop effective teamwork.
  • Manage work to meet deadlines often under tight time frames and assisting team members as and when required.
  • Train new members of the team.
  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned.
Director of Clinical Operations — Region 1

JOB SUMMARY:   The Director of Clinical Operations (DCO) provides overall clinical leadership for LFN and is responsible for ensuring policies, protocols, service levels, and quality meet and exceed established clinical standards. This includes the creation, innovation, evaluation, development and implementation of structures to achieve clinical excellence. This position will collaborate and facilitate communication and translation of business, regulatory and technology requirements regarding all clinical facets among all departments. The DCO reports to the Chief Executive Officer and performs Flight Nurse or Flight Paramedic duties.  The current DCO opening would be responsible for the LFN bases located in Redmond, Cottage Grove, Newport, and Dallesport.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master’s degree in a healthcare or management related field is strongly preferred, Bachelor’s degree required. May substitute direct years of experience in similar position for educational years.
  • Current instructor status in BLS, ACLS, PALS and PHTLS preferred
  • Meets qualifications of Flight Nurse or Flight Paramedic and maintains current applicable state RN or EMT-P credentials.
  • Minimum 5 years clinical education management experience in air medical or emergency medical services
  • Knowledge of local, regional, and national healthcare dynamics and regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrated passion, commitment, and ability to safely promote LFN’s mission and values
  • An ability to achieve clinical customer service excellence
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal communication with colleagues, patients, families, customers, and the community
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • 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
Assistant Chief Pilot - Region 1 — Aurora, OR

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. Region 1 is located in Western Oregon and Washington, and is an IFR region.

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.
Ground Crew: EMT—Paramedic — Tri-Cities, WA

The Ground Paramedic is responsible for delivery of care to patients of the Life Flight Network. The Ground Paramedic provides patient care and safely operates ground ambulances, in accordance to the guidelines and protocols of Life Flight Network.

**The opening in Richland, WA  may be eligible for a sign on and/or relocation bonus of $2,500.

Qualifications
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum three 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)
    • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
    • State issued driver’s license with an insurable driving record
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    • Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • 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 call shifts
Flight Respiratory Therapist - Neo/Peds Specialty Team — Spokane, WA

The Flight Respiratory Therapist is responsible for working with the Flight Nurse in the delivery of advanced critical care to patients of Life Flight Network (LFN). The Flight Respiratory Therapist, working under the supervision of the Flight Nurse, renders patient care in accordance to the guidelines and protocols of LFN.

Qualifications
  • Respiratory Therapist licensure as appropriate to assigned location.
  • Paramedic certification as appropriate to assigned location.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.
  • Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification.
  • Completion of Department of Transportation Air Medical Curriculum within six months of hire.
  • Drivers must have a current, valid driver's license, at least three years of driving experience and be able to drive a ground ambulance.
  • Complies with weight restrictions (maximum 250 pounds fully outfitted to perform the job).
  • Passport and/or Entry into Canada maybe required based on location assignment.
  • 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.
Parts and Warranty Administrator — Aurora, OR

The Parts and Warranty Administrator is responsible for processing and tracking aircraft parts which fall under a warranty or service/maintenance agreement and working with Life Flight Network’s various vendors to fulfill aircraft part core returns to satisfy either service or purchase agreements.  This position serves as a liaison between manufacturers and vendors resolving claims and requesting authorizations.  This position is required to be on an on call rotation for one week at a time, on a monthly basis.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  A minimum of three years of related parts management experience
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office proficiency
  • A drive to deliver customer service excellence
  • Ability to prioritize, work proficiently under time constraints, process information quickly and make sound business decisions
  • Solid understanding of how procurement principles, including planning, transportation, shipping cost and negotiation techniques impact purchasing
  • Able to travel by personal or company vehicle throughout LFN’s service area. Must possess a valid driver’s license and automobile in good repair, provide proof of auto insurance and meet LFN’s Driver’s Policy requirements

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Track inventory and stock as needed electronically
  • File and track warranty claims, returns and cores
  • Process warranty parts/core returns to vendors
  • Verify criteria required by vendor or manufacturer prior to submission of claims
  • Provide warranty verification, authorization and support for LFN aircraft
  • Work with accounting to process vendor and customer credits
  • Maintain inventory control of cores/returns
  • Perform required receiving inspection for new and continued-serviced parts for serviceability, including but not limited to, verifying certification from manufacturer or overhaul facility and inspecting for shipping damage.
  • Familiarity with supply chain management, inventory control, and materials management productivity techniques utilizing industry accepted best practices
Fixed Wing Chief Pilot

JOB SUMMARY:

The Fixed-Wing Chief Pilot is responsible for ensuring all Life Flight Network (LFN) fixed-wing aviation activities are in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration Regulations and in compliance with LFN’s operation specifications and operations manual. The Chief Pilot is the liaison between the Director of Operations and the line Fixed-Wing pilots for federal regulation compliance and all aviation technical matters.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Meets the requirements of Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 14, Section 119.71(b) titled ‘Management personnel Chief Pilot position on an FAA Air Carrier Certificate.
  • Requires two years of management experience in a hospital EMS transport service or equivalent management experience.
  • 4000 hours of fixed-wing experience as PIC.
  • 2000 hours of turbine engine time.
  • 250 hours instrument time
  • 250 hours of unaided night time experience
  • Three years of experience as a Part 135 Pilot in Command (PIC) at an EMS program.
  • Two years of experience as a Single Pilot Instrument Flight Rule (SPIFR) captain in an EMS program strongly preferred.
  • Maintains credentials to be a Check Airman in one of the aircraft on the Air Carrier Certificate.
  • Airline Transport Pilot certification (ATP) Single Engine Land and Multi Engine Land.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent grammar; verbal and written communication, and customer service skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization.
  • Able to take initiative, creating, implementing and improving procedures and programs.

Travel by personal or company vehicle throughout LFN’s service area is required.

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, policies and procedures as related to aviation.
  • Acts as a liaison with regulatory authorities, aeronautical product manufacturers and suppliers to ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Design, facilitate and train pilots on policies and procedures and ensure all employees complete required training.
  • Develops the pilot and crewmember training manuals/programs and aircraft checklists.
  • Provides supervision to all company pilots concerning regulatory issues.

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

 

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