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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

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.
  • All Clinical employees will be required to attend additional training and will sign a Training and Tuition Agreement form
Fixed Wing Chief Pilot — Aurora, OR

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.

*This position may be eligible for a sign on bonus of $10,000.

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.  All Pilots will be required to attend Flight Safety Training and will sign a Training and Tuition Agreement form.

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

 

Fixed Wing Pilot — Dallesport / La Grande, OR / Butte, MT / Tri-Cities, WA

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. The fixed wing pilot will be required to work varied shifts and may be required to be available for on call shifts. All Pilots will be required to attend Flight Safety Training and will sign a Training and Tuition Agreement form.

 

*This position may be eligible for a sign on bonus of $5,000.

Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience as a professional pilot
  • Must hold a FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate
  • 2500 hours PIC time Airplane
  • 1000 hours in an aircraft with retractable gear
  • 1500 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
  • Mountain 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
Hangar Mechanic — Aurora, OR

JOB SUMMARY:

The Hangar Mechanic provides onsite maintenance support for Life Flight Network (LFN) aircraft including management of inventory, planning and scheduling aircraft maintenance, maintenance of the base library and LFN owned ground support equipment. This position is also responsible for aviation maintenance including assisting in planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services for LFN in compliance with LFN’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
  • Three years as Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
  • Airframe and Powerplant Certification
  • Inspection Authorization Certification preferred
  • Responsible for having thorough knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Three years of FAR 135 turbine fixed wing/rotorcraft maintenance experience preferred
  • Three years’ experience working for an EMS aviation program preferred
  • Maintenance experience on AW119 desirable
  • Maintenance experience on PC12 desirable
  • Sheet metal/composites experience preferred
  • 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
  • Ability to work overtime, evenings, and weekends as needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively at  all levels within the organization
  • Able to take initiative to create, implement and improve procedures
  • Travel by personal or company vehicle throughout LFN’s service area is required. Some travel will require overnight stays. Must possess a valid Driver’s license and automobile in good repair. Must provide proof of auto insurance and meet Driver’s Policy requirements

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Inspect and repair aircraft parts, components, and systems
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on aircraft, aircraft systems and parts for base operations
  • Perform inspections of completed work, aircraft systems, and parts based on aircraft schedule
  • Update and maintain maintenance manuals, service bulletins, parts books and regulatory updates, and other technical directives
  • Coordinate ordering, shipping, receiving of parts, supplies, tools, and warranty claims parts
  • Clean and maintain interior and exterior of aircraft
  • Coordinate aircraft maintenance schedules with assistance from the Lead Aircraft Mechanic
  • Maintain upkeep of work area, materials and tools
  • Prepare and maintain documentation related to work activities in accordance with regulations and company policy
  • Ensure all maintenance is accomplished and documented correctly
  • Analyze and troubleshoot technical/inspection issues, providing guidance and resolution of problems
  • Apply mathematical and analytical skills to duties
  • Awareness and support of LFN goals through participation in continuous quality management
  • Additional duties as assigned, include maintaining the hangar and shop area and ensuring it is clean and orderly, assisting in aircraft reconfigurations, keeping the exterior of the aircraft clean and assisting the Maintenance Shop Manager as needed.
Qualifications
  • Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
EMT - PANDA Team - Per Diem — Aurora, OR

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.

Per diem employees work on an as-needed basis only. Employees will be required to work variable schedules and be available to work a least 12 hours per pay period.   Per Diem employees may not work any more than 30 hours in a work week.  Employees may be required to work on average, 24 hours per week during orientation and training until all requirements of orientation are met. Per Diem Employees are required to fulfill all education, training, certification and immunization requirements set forth by LFN. Per Diem Employee Clinical Operational Employees are not eligible for any forms of Company benefits.

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
Purchasing Manager

JOB SUMMARY

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and supervising the comprehensive purchasing functions for Life Flight Network in compliance with mandated requirements; overseeing daily activities including major purchases. Responds to a range of inquiries regarding processes or bid status, negotiating terms and conditions with vendors and/or service providers.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, high school degree or equivalent required
  • Minimum 5 years’ of purchasing experience, aviation purchasing experience preferred
  • Experience with MS Dynamics GP preferred
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis in Word and Excel (graphs, vlookup, pivot tables)
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills and an ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Must be able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and be able to prioritize tasks by levels of importance and urgency

 

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Negotiate purchasing contracts and policies with respective suppliers.
  • Analyze and implement purchasing processes and delivery systems.
  • Manage and direct employees involved in the buying, selling or distributions aspects of a company.
  • Prepares instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures.
  • Prepares and issues purchase orders and change notices.
  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and prepares market analysis reports.
  • Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
  • Continuously monitors pricing to ensure we receive the best products at the best price.
  • Develops and installs clerical and office procedures and practices, and studies work flow, sequence of operations, and office arrangement to determine expediency of installing new or improved office practices.
  • Ensures requested products are purchased and or changed to conform to accurate specifications in a timely fashion, taking into consideration lead times and product availability.
Clinical Education Manager — Palouse, WA / Spokane, WA

We are currently recruiting for a Clinical Education Manager for our Pullman, WA; Sandpoint, ID; Missoula, Butte, and Bozeman, MT bases and for our Moses Lake, Brewster, Spokane, Richland, WA; Lewiston, ID, and Pendleton, OR bases.

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
Facility Assistant — Aurora, OR

JOB SUMMARY:

The Facility Assistant provides onsite and offsite facilities support for Life Flight Network vehicles and facilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school Diploma or equivalent required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Analytical abilities sufficient to handle simple, 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 drug test
  • Ability to work overtime, evenings, and weekends as needed
  • 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 to, create, implement and improve procedures
  • 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 Driver’s Policy requirements 

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Maintain cleanliness and order within Life Flight Network’s facilities
  • Order supplies online
  • Pick up supplies/parts from various stores as needed
  • Clean interior/exterior of vehicles
  • Assist Facilities Manager with tasks around the facility
  • Other duties as assigned
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
Purchasing Specialist — Aurora, OR

JOB SUMMARY: 

The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for planning and organizing the comprehensive purchasing functions, as well as compiling information and records to create purchase orders for procurement of materials and services. This position provides information regarding pricing, delivery time estimates, discounts and the evaluation of proposals and is also responsible for negotiating terms and conditions with vendors and/or service providers. This position is required to be on an on call rotation for one week at a time, on a monthly basis.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum 3 years related experience, aviation purchasing experience preferred
  • Highly proficient with MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel; Familiar with databases and ability to quickly learn new applications. (e-procurement software)
  • Knowledge of ERP systems, Microsoft Dynamics preferred
  • Solid understanding of procurement and supply chain processes
  • Desire to deliver excellent customer service to internal and external customers
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Attention to detail, follow through ability and initiative are critical
  • Ability to prioritize, work proficiently under time constraints, process information quickly and make comprehensive business decisions
  • Ability to travel by personal or company vehicle, a valid driver’s license, automobile in good repair and proof of auto insurance
  • May be required to be on call after-hours and on weekends as business needs dictate.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performing day-to-day procurement processes, activities and procedures
  • Work with various departments regarding information pertaining to purchase orders
  • Track the status of requisitions, contracts, and purchase orders
  • Update system to reflect current information pertaining to purchase order
  • Contact the vendor in regards to receiving and invoice discrepancies
  • Verify and approve vendor invoices and credits for Finance department
  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files and supply contracts
  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers
  • Contact suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries, resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, claims, and other problems
  • Face to face meetings with vendors to maintain vendor relationshipProactively look for ways to improve efficiencies of the procurement processEnter and maintain records of item numbers, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories
  • Maintain required stock levels of forecasted products
Maintenance Training Manager — Aurora, OR

The Maintenance Training Manager will be responsible for planning, facilitating and designing maintenance training.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Aviation Management, Maintenance or Technology or a related filed or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an a FAR135 aircraft maintenance or aviation support role
  • 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
  • Able to take initiative, creating, implementing and improving procedures
  • Travel by personal or company vehicle throughout LFN’s service area is required. Some travel will require overnight stays.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s license and automobile in good repair. Must provide proof of auto insurance and meet Driver’s Policy requirements

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Performs, participates in or manages all duties related to maintenance training
  • Determines training objectives
  • Develops maintenance related curriculums to include all supporting training documents and aids
  • Determines requirements for manufacture maintenance training needs based on operational and regulatory requirements
  • Schedules all training including manufacturers and recurrent training
  • Directs development of training content to ensure it is aligned with the company requirements according to the GOM, GMM and/or Policy & Procedures Manual
  • Administers written and practical exams and writes performance reports to evaluate trainees’ performance
  • Performs other functions as related to training as requested by the Director of Maintenance
  • Conducts orientation sessions
  • Creates testing and evaluation processes
Aircraft Mechanic II — Aurora, OR / Palouse, WA

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 — Tri-Cities, 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.

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
  • 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 — Spokane, 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
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