Travel Flight Paramedic I

Air Methods
Carlsbad, NM
$63,747 - $77,925 USD yearly
$20,000 Sign on Bonus

Embark on an extraordinary career as a Flight Paramedic with Air Methods in the vibrant city of Carlsbad

Nestled amidst the captivating landscapes of Carlsbad, NM offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. As a pivotal member of our team, you'll play a crucial role in providing life-saving medical transport to the community.

With a minimum of 36 months of experience in a busy 911 transport or flight setting within the last 5 years, your expertise will be invaluable. Operating on a schedule of 24-hour shifts, you'll deliver top-notch critical care, adhering to the highest standards set by Air Methods Community Base Services (CBS) Medical Director(s).

Your responsibilities will encompass assessment, triage, and treatment, ensuring the safe transport of critical patients to the appropriate medical facility. From the unique vantage point of a helicopter, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the scenic New Mexico landscape, enhancing the experience of your daily work.

Join us in Carlsbad, where every flight underscores our commitment to excellence and safety in medical transport. Experience the thrill of flight while making a significant impact on the well-being of those in need in this dynamic and culturally rich community.


Responsible for providing high quality pre-hospital advanced life support including assessment, triage, and treatment utilizing standards and guidelines established by Air Methods Community Based Services (CBS) Medical Director(s). You’ll be responsible for carrying out the mission and goals of Air Methods CBS assuring that safety remains the highest priority throughout the transport continuum.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:

• Provides pre-hospital advanced life support care from the initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting medical facility; maintains thorough patient care documentation.

• Practices within his/her scope of practice as defined by the states regulating each base and Air Methods CBS. Maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences. Communicates educational needs to the Medical Base Supervisor and Medical Education Coordinator.

• Maintains documentation of required licensure, certifications, continuing education, aviation and safety training, OSHA and HIPAA training, clinical rotations, and advanced procedures. Attends minimum of six educational programs per year pertinent to his/her practice.

• Knowledgeable in use and routine maintenance of all equipment and supplies used by Air Methods CBS. Responsible for reporting medical equipment failures and taking initial steps to

ensure repair of equipment as directed. Maintains adequate supplies onboard aircraft to deliver patient care. Keeps aircraft clean and orderly to insure rapid response to all transport requests.

• Participates in patient and referring institution follow-up and planned outreach marketing and education activities.

• Functions as a medical flight member by attending pre-mission briefings and mission debriefings and completes necessary documentation. Assists in pre-mission liftoff checklist and assists pilot as requested, i.e., radio, navigational, and visual observation activities. Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, medical personnel, patient, and equipment.

Conducts aircraft safety briefings as needed.

• Serves as a flight resource to neonatal/pediatric personnel when transporting specialty patients by helicopter. Performs advanced skills and procedures as approved by Air Methods CBS Medical Director(s).

• Serves as a role model, educator and clinical resource. Participates regularly in departmental activities, projects and committees (to include research and publishing opportunities). Maintains awareness of current issues related to pre-hospital care through participation in professional activities, i.e., national, state legislative--elected or appointed.

• Other Duties as assigned. Additional Job Requirements •

Regular scheduled attendance

• Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling: 5%


Subject to applicable laws and Air Method’s policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position. All employees must follow Air Methods’ employment practices and policies. Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.


Education & Experience

• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and at least three years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

• Bachelor’s degree in health-related field preferred

• Minimum three (3) years’ recent experience in a busy 911 system

• Previous critical care transport and flight experience a plus


Operation and Safety Requirements:

· As a member of the Clinical Flight Crew, any person employed in this position shall maintain a weight not to exceed 225 pounds including empty flight suit and boots.



Skills as required to practice as a paramedic as defined by assigned state scope of practice and advanced practice skills as defined by Medical Director(s) and Medical Standards.

• Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals and the public while executing strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of collaboration at all levels

• Demonstrates high critical thinking and reasoning skills and strong attention to detail while working in a fast paced environment that requires ability to prioritize and multi-task

• Ability to work a flexible schedule including overtime and 24/7 on-call rotation

• Dependable and self-motivated while working in a frequently changing environment.

• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal Computer Skills

• Proficient with Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


• Registered EMT-P licensed in state(s) served

• National Certification may be required to meet state licensure requirements

• Specialty certification: (FP-C or CCP-C) required within two (2) years of hire

• Current certifications in Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR; ACLS; PALS or equivalent (AHA courses if state or county required) and advanced provider ITLS or PHTLS (if state or country required)

• Advance trauma course: one (1) of the following is acceptable: TNCC, ATLS/ATCN, TNATC or CAMTS-approved advanced trauma course prior to completion of third-rider orientation. (Please note advanced skills lab must accompany all of the above mentioned advanced trauma courses) • NRP certification prior to completion of third-rider orientation

• NIMS Training IS 100, 200, 700, 800 and HazMat upon hire


Air Methods is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package created with the diverse needs of our teammates in mind:

· Health, Dental and Vision

· Competitive 401(k) Retirement Plan

· Flexible Spending Account Benefit Plans

· Tuition Reimbursement

· Full Company-Paid Life Insurance

· AD&D Insurance

· Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance

· Business Travel Accident Insurance

· Voluntary Legal

· Relocation Assistance

· Employee Assistance and Benefit Concierge Service Programs

Pay Range

USD $63,747.84 - USD $77,925.12 /Yr.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)