Life Flight Pilot – Rotor Wing – Uintah Basin Medical Center
Life Flight Operations Center
The Pilot-In-Command is responsible for safe and effective aircraft operations using methods and procedures established by Intermountain Life Flight and in compliance with applicable Federal Aviation Regulations and manufacturer’s recommendations.
All Life Flight pilots may be subject to certain work conditions while functioning in the full capacity of their position.These work conditions include, but are not limited to:
- performance of essential job responsibilities in a static or moving aircraft with the potential to do so in an outdoor environment (inclement weather, extremes of temperature, steep terrain, back country, etc.),
- exposure to noise, vibration, and dehydrating environment of an aircraft,
- unpressurized helicopter flight at altitudes which may exceed 12,000 feet mean sea level (MSL),
- unexpected depressurization of fixed wing at altitudes in excess of 25,000 feet MSL,
- exposure to patients with known or unknown infectious disease in an enclosed space.
Life Flight pilots are required to participate in an on-going random DOT/FAA drug testing program.
- Accountable to safely and effectively operate Intermountain aircraft in accordance with federal regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations, and Intermountain policies.
- Demonstrates effective, independent critical thinking process in preflight planning and aircraft operations.
- Accountable for maintaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of aviation regulations, policies and procedures.
- Communicates in an effective and timely manner with team members, communication specialists, and patient/family members. Coordinates and effectively communicates decision making process with team members where possible and appropriate.
- Ensures that aircraft is clean and functioning appropriately. Maintains a safe environment for self, team members, and patients.
- Evaluates transports according to Life Flight Quality Management criteria and guidelines as defined by service.
- Actively seeks to develop self. Actively seeks to foster education and development of peers. Presents/participates in selected flight reviews. Participates in the education of team members. Serves as a resource to discuss transports, Life Flight operations, and/or other work-related questions/concerns/issues. Uses non-transport time for work-related/professional development activities.
- Assists medical crewmembers, including: moving bags, assists on-loading and off-loading patients, replenishing aircraft oxygen, and other duties as needed.
- Rotor Wing pilots are hired for and assigned to the following bases: Salt Lake City (which includes McKay Dee, Intermountain Medical Center, Utah Valley), Roosevelt, and St. George. Pilots are expected to help fill positions at the various bases as needed. When assigned to the Salt Lake City base, pilots can expect to work at any of the three bases.
- As a Lead Pilot accountable for assisting with administering and managing satellite base functions and activities. Additional accountability for taking corrective action as necessary whenever deviations from established rules, procedures and policies have occurred.
- As an Instructor Pilot and/or Check Pilot accountable for evaluating pilot flight performance, accurate and timely documentation and ongoing training program assessment and quality improvement.
- As Safety Representative accountable for monitoring safety issues, assisting with the oversight of and facilitating resolution to safety-related problems. Participates in Safety Committee review, implements best practice, provides training, and educates within their base or area of assignment.
- Rotor Wing Pilot in Command: Must hold a current Commercial Pilot or ATP, instrument, rotorcraft certificate. Current class II medical certificate. 3,000 flight hours. 2,500 flight hours in helicopters. 500 flight hours cross country, of which 100 hours are at night. 75 hours of actual or simulated time of which 50 hours in actual flight. Weight in flight uniform must be less than 206 lbs.
- Rotor Wing Pilot in Command: Must pass a part 135.293 check ride within the first 60 days of hire. Must pass a part 135.297 instrument check ride within the first 12 months of hire.
- Pilot must live in the State of Utah within 6 months of hire date.
- All candidates are required to participate in (A) pre-employment drug and alcohol testing in compliance with federal regulations of DOT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); AND (B) Intermountain’s drug and alcohol testing. Candidates will be provided required testing documents and will be informed in regard to the substances for which they will be tested.
- Rotor Wing Pilot in Command: Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Qualification. Mountain flying experience above 8,500 feet.
- EMS Experience.
- 300 flight hours at night.
- Actual Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) experience.
- Full-time, 40 hrs/wk. 7-On / 7-Off schedule.
- Department: Life Flight Rotor Wing – Uintah Basin Medical Center
- Interact with others requiring the employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, and identify volume, tone, and quality of telecom signals.
- Support the weight of aviation and clinical equipment while transporting it. Push or pull portable equipment, including heavy items.
- Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items. Required to lift at least 50 lbs.
- May be expected to stand or sit in a stationary position for an extended period of time.
- Ascend and descend stairs to and from and off and on aircraft.
- Raise or lower an object from one level to another.
- Operate aviation equipment, tools, computers, and devices requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
- See and read various monitors and documents.
- Transport oneself from place to place.
- Move around on hands and knees, including in small confined spaces within aircraft. Lower body by bending at the hips and the knees or to place body weight on one or both knees.
Life Flight Operations Center
Salt Lake City
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