Credentials

Prior to active flight status, all medical personnel must have the following current certifications and must maintain them in a current status.

FLIGHT NURSES

  • Minimum 3 years current critical care experience
  • State RN license (Must have license for states served)
  • BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers 
  • ACLS (American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support) 
  • PALS (American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support) 
  • PHTLS (National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Pre-Hospital Trauma Life support OR
  • ITLS (International Trauma Life Support) 

All nurses are required to hold an advanced certification (CFRN, CEN, CCRN) within 2 years of hire.

Additional State Specific Requirements

Illinois

Registered Nurses are required to obtain within (6) months of hire, and maintain provider status for the following:
  • TNCC (Emergency Nurses Association Trauma Nursing Core Course  OR 
  • TNS (Trauma Nurse Specialist) 

Texas

Registered Nurses are required to obtain within (6) months of hire, and maintain provider status for the following:

  • Texas State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification

Tennessee

Registered Nurses are required to obtain and maintain within one year of hire the following:
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license and
  • Either a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), or
  • Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN)

Arkansas

Registered Nurses are required to obtain and maintain prior to hire the following:
  • Arkansas State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification

Kentucky

Registered Nurses are required to obtain and maintain prior to hire the following:

  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program)

FLIGHT PARAMEDICS

  • Minimum 3 years current experience as a paramedic on an ALS unit
  • State Paramedic License (Must have License for states served)
  • BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers 
  • ACLS (American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support) 
  • PALS (American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support) 
  • PHTLS (National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Pre-Hospital Trauma Life support OR
  • ITLS (International Trauma Life Support) 

 Additional State Specific Requirements:

Kentucky

Paramedics are required to obtain and maintain prior to hire the following:

  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program)

PILOTS

Our pilots fly the Bell 206 Long Ranger and must meet the following requirements:

FAA Requirements

Minimum, commercial rotorcraft-helicopter certificate
  • Helicopter Instrument rating
  • Class II flight physical
Additional Air Evac Lifeteam Requirements:
  • 2000 hours total flight time
  • 1500 hours helicopter time
  • 1000 hours helicopter pilot command time (PIC)
  • 100 hours un-aided night flying 500 hours turbine

BASE MECHANICS

Base Mechanics are responsible for the inspection and maintenance of the base aircraft, and must have the following credentials:
  • Minimum 2 years experience in helicopter maintenance
  • Current A & P Certificate
  • Current State Drivers License

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