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Helicopter Pilot – Pennsylvania


LOCATION:Geisinger Medical Center Hospital



Starting with job offers dated February 1, 2012 and after, Geisinger Health System will no longer hire applicants who use tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and chewing or smokeless tobacco. Applicants will be screened for nicotine as part of the pre-employment physical process. Nicotine will be part of the urine drug screen. Applicants who test positive for nicotine will not be offered employment. Applicants who test positive may re-apply for jobs with Geisinger in six months.


The Pilot-in-Command (PIC) is responsible for the safe and efficient conduct of a flight assignment. The pilot-in-command and is authorized by Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) to process a flight assignment received from the Life Flight Communications Center and determines whether to accept or decline a flight assignment based on weather conditions or other factors that may impact the safety of flight. The Pilot-in-command will evaluate Visual Flight Rules (VFR) options and Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) options when applicable. Works collaboratively with other members of the flight program.

Reports to the Chief Pilot.


*Leadership and Professional Development

*Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation departmental aviation policies.

*Shares professional responsibility for identification, development and achievement of department goals.

*Promotes and maintains positive professional working relationships within the department and throughout the health system

*Demonstrates and promotes effective interpersonal skills.

*Promotes the safety culture of Life Flight and places safety as a top priority.


*2000 total flight hours with a minimum of 1500 helicopter hours, 1000 hours Pilot in Command time, 1000 hours of Turbine engine time and 100 hours of Night flight hours.

*75 hrs IFR experience. At least 25 hrs of actual non simulated Instrument experience. VFR certification accepted with commitment to obtain IFR certification.

*Commercial helicopter license with IFR rating.

*Preferred ATP license.

*FAA Class II Physical Medical Certificate.

*Preferred helicopter EMS experience

*Preferred Night Vision Goggle (NVG) experience.


*Ability to operate helicopters and is exposed to non-conventional motion, noise, vibration, chemicals (i.e. jet fumes) and extreme heat or cold.

*Ability to lift at least 50 pounds using proper body mechanics and bend and carry heavy equipment and assist with carrying and loading patients.

*Ability to use maintenance stands and ladders to preflight aircraft. Able to refuel aircraft at the GMC facility

*Works in a patient care environment on the aircraft and is exposed to possible infectious diseases and chemical toxins.


*Utilizes a mature, fully-integrated electronic health record, connecting a comprehensive network of more than 40 community medical groups located throughout Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania.

*800 primary and specialty care Physicians.

*38 accredited residency and fellowship programs.

*Cutting-edge laboratory research at The Sigfried and Janet Weis Center for Research.

*A National model of physician-led nurse-driven healthcare delivery

*Comprehensive medical and retirement program benefits starting day 1.

*Domestic partner benefits

*Not-for-profit integrated delivery health system.

*The organization goals include improving leadership and management accountability, evolving a culture of superior service, growing market share, identifying and implementing best practices, and improving system-wide performance within an atmosphere of clinical excellence.

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver.We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply

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