Careers

Our Culture

HealthNet Aeromedical Services is a team that pushes one another to provide compassionate, high quality care to our patients in their greatest time of need. 

Our Core Values

Safety – We value safety above all.  Safety is our culture and is evident in every aspect of our operation.

Quality – We value providing the highest quality care, delivered with concern and compassion, to those entrusted to us.  We are driven to continually assess and improve all components of our operation.

Service - We value serving our patients and other healthcare/public safety professionals.  We are committed to exceeding the expectations of those whom we serve.

Education – We value the delivery of high quality educational programs that result in exceptional patient care.

Clinical Position Descriptions

Position Overview:
The Flight Nurse provides intensive care level life support services to critically ill and/or injured patients as part of an integrated air transport team.

Environmental and Mechanical Considerations:
Flight Nurses deliver critical care services under the stresses of flight, with frequent exposure to blood/body fluids, in sometimes hazardous conditions, near moving mechanical parts and within high noise environments. Training and resources are available to mitigate risk as appropriate, but the responsibility to utilize those devices falls to the individual.

Minimum Required Educational Level:
Completion of an accredited certificate or associate degree registered nursing program

Preferred Educational Level:
Completion of an accredited bachelor’s or master’s degree program in nursing, business, or related field

Required Previous Experience:
Three years or more experience as a registered nurse in the emergency and/or adult critical care environments

Required Certifications and/or Registrations:

  • Active, Non-Restricted Registered Nursing License in West Virginia or a compact state
  • West Virginia Mobile Critical Care Nurse Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Certification
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Provider Certification or International Trauma Life Support Provider Certification or Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum Certification
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification
  • Pediatric Emergencies for Pre-Hospital Professionals Certification Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification
  • Completion of WV EMT-Basic Recertification Program or Equivalent
  • NIMS Training IS 100, 200, 700, 800 and Hazardous Materials

Post-Hire Certifications and/or Registrations:

  • Active, Non-Restricted Registered Nursing License in West Virginia or appropriate states based on assigned work location
  • Satisfactory completion of HealthNet Aeromedical Services Initial Flight Team Member Orientation Program
  • Completion of Specialty RN Certification (CFRN) within two years of hire

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift, push, pull and transfer patients of high weights with limited resources
  • Ability to twist upper body while moving patients and/or equipment
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb, balance, reach, stoop, bend, crawl and crouch for extended time periods
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing and potentially extreme environmental conditions
  • Ability to smell and identify odors
  • Ability to use close, distant and peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual focus
  • Ability to clearly hear and interpret voice, two-way radio and telephone communication
  • Ability to successfully complete initial and recurrent physical examination including body weight
  • Ability to successfully complete initial and recurrent physical agility test

Post-Hire/On-Going Personal Assessments:

  • Aviation safety assessment
  • Post-crash survival knowledge assessment
  • Annual clinical competency evaluation
  • Monthly weigh-in
  • Randomized drug and alcohol usage testing

Position Specific Accountabilities:

  • Attends and actively participates in pre-mission briefings and debriefings.
  • Assists pilot as requested to enhance safety of self and others.
  • Completes clinical and operational functions in a safe manner, utilizing all available resources, training, and judgment.
  • Performs advanced skills as permitted by applicable regulations and the HealthNet Aeromedical Services Medical Director.
  • Immediately acts on safety concerns and hazardous conditions.
  • In a timely manner, reports safety concerns and hazardous conditions.
  • Effectively completes complex clinical patient assessments.
  • Provides patient stabilization using established clinical care guidelines and skill set.
  • Before, during and after flight operations, liaisons with peers and other professionals to ensure quality delivery of care and operational safety.
  • Ability to select, check and maintain, and operate equipment/supplies found on an aircraft.
  • Possesses basic computer skills with flexibility to utilize new software/hardware sets.
  • Maintains currency of all required licenses, certifications and continuing education programs.
  • Completes all required clinical, operational and performance improvement documentation.
  • Communicates educational needs to the leadership team.
  • Collects statistical data as required.
  • Participates in committee and marketing/outreach activities as required.
  • Follows standards of conduct and procedures developed by HealthNet Aeromedical Services.
  • Follows standards developed by appropriate governmental bodies.
  • Willingness to work beyond the end of scheduled shift, on unscheduled days and at any base location as required allowing for service availability.
  • Willingness to complete patient transports by ground ambulance as required and directed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by members of the HealthNet Aeromedical Services leadership team.

Position Overview:
The Flight Paramedic provides intensive care level life support services to critically ill and/or injured patients as part of an integrated air transport team.

Environmental and Mechanical Considerations:
Flight Paramedics deliver critical care services under the stresses of flight, with frequent exposure to blood/body fluids, in sometimes hazardous conditions, near moving mechanical parts and within high noise environments. Training and resources are available to mitigate risk as appropriate, but the responsibility to utilize those devices falls to the individual.

Minimum Required Educational Level:
Completion of an accredited certificate or associate degree paramedic program

Preferred Educational Level:
Completion of an accredited bachelor’s or master’s degree program in emergency medical technology, business, or related field

Required Previous Experience:
Three years or more experience as a paramedic in a high-volume 911 provider environment

Required Certifications and/or Registrations:

  • Active, Non-Restricted Paramedic License and/or Certificate in West Virginia or a national registry
  • West Virginia Mobile Critical Care Paramedic Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Certification
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Provider Certification or International Trauma Life Support Provider Certification
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification
  • Pediatric Emergencies for Pre-Hospital Professionals Certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification
  • NIMS Training IS 100, 200, 700, 800 and Hazardous Materials

Post-Hire Certifications and/or Registrations:

  • Active, Non-Restricted Paramedic License and/or Certificate in West Virginia and appropriate states based on assigned work location
  • Satisfactory completion of West Virginia Initial Flight Team Member Orientation Program
  • Completion of Specialty Flight Paramedic Certification (C-FP) within two years of hire

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift, push, pull and transfer patients of high weights with limited resources
  • Ability to twist upper body while moving patients and/or equipment
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb, balance, reach, stoop, bend, crawl and crouch for extended time periods
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing and potentially extreme environmental conditions
  • Ability to smell and identify odors
  • Ability to use close, distant and peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual focus
  • Ability to clearly hear and interpret voice, two-way radio and telephone communication
  • Ability to successfully complete initial and recurrent physical examination including body weight
  • Ability to successfully complete initial and recurrent physical agility test

Post-Hire/On-Going Personal Assessments:

  • Aviation safety assessment
  • Post-crash survival knowledge assessment
  • Randomized annual motor vehicle operator report
  • Monthly weigh-in
  • Randomized drug and alcohol usage testing
  • Annual clinical competency evaluation

Position Specific Accountabilities:

  • Attends and actively participates in pre-mission briefings and debriefings.
  • Assists pilot, as requested, to enhance safety of self and others.
  • Completes clinical and operational functions in a safe manner, utilizing all available resources, training and judgment.
  • Performs advanced skills as permitted by applicable regulations and the HealthNet Aeromedical Services Medical Director.
  • Immediately acts on safety concerns and hazardous conditions.
  • In a timely manner, reports safety concerns and hazardous conditions.
  • Effectively completes complex clinical patient assessments.
  • Provides patient stabilization using established clinical care guidelines and skill set.
  • Before, during and after flight operations, liaisons with peers and other professionals to ensure quality delivery of care and operational safety.
  • Ability to select, check and maintain and operate equipment/supplies found on an aircraft.
  • Possesses basic computer skills with flexibility to utilize new software/hardware sets.
  • Maintains currency of all required licenses, certifications and continuing education programs.
  • Completes all required clinical, operational and performance improvement documentation.
  • Communicates educational needs to the leadership team.
  • Collects statistical data as required.
  • Participates in committee and marketing/outreach activities as required.
  • Follows standards of conduct and procedures developed by HealthNet Aeromedical Services.
  • Follows standards developed by appropriate governmental bodies.
  • Willingness to work beyond the end of scheduled shift, on unscheduled days and at any base location as required allowing for service availability.
  • Willingness to complete patient transports by ground ambulance as required and directed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by members of the HealthNet Aeromedical Services leadership team.