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Description, duties, responsibilities
Off Duty Housing Available
Responsible to ensure aircraft and weather conditions are airworthy to transport medical crew and patient to receiving hospital within an assigned operational area. Responsible for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM) and thorough knowledge of Air Methods policies and procedures.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:
Operates Air methods aircraft in a safe and legal manner.
Completes pre-flight before every flight verifying the aircraft is in an airworthy condition by sign off of Daily Flight Log. Pilots will perform a complete walk around of the aircraft prior to entering the cockpit for flight and upon completion of each flight.
Final authority with regard to operations of aircraft and for the safety of passengers cargo and equipment.
Must be thoroughly familiar with all aircraft and medical systems of backup aircraft utilized at operational area and also ensures that the medical flight team is familiar and comfortable with the medical interior and systems.
Responsible for completion of required documentation.
Able to conduct detailed flight planning with little notice to exacting standards
Participates regularly in Air Methods meetings activities projects committees and community outreach
Performs other duties as assigned
Additional Job Requirements
Regular scheduled attendance
Subject to applicable laws and Air Methods policies regular attendance is an essential function of the position. All employees must follow Air Methods employment practices and policies.
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 and Experience
Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and two to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Bachelors degree preferred
Operation and Safety Requirements:
- As a member of the Flight Crew any person employed in this position shall maintain a weight not to exceed 250 pounds and shall be less than seventy (70) years old.
Pilots must have flown in category for a commercial operator or in the military within the previous 24 months
Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues EMS representatives hospitals and the public and strives to maintain a friendly and professional working environment
Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Program:
2000 total flight hours with minimum of 1500 flight hours in category
1000 hours PIC in category
500 hours of rotor wing turbine time
200 hours of cross-country flight time at least 50 hours of which were at night
100 hours unaided night as PIC (50 hours of unaided can be substituted for by 100 hours of NVG time but cannot be reduced below 50 hours of unaided time)
50 hours total actual or hood instrument time in flight and in category (simulator time does not count) (for a RW candidate who is FW rated 100 hours or greater of FW actual or hood Instrument time can reduce the RW required instrument time to 25 hours).
Certificates Licenses Registrations
Commercial and Instrument Rating (for category and class of aircraft)
ATP rating in category meets this requirement
First OR Second Class FAA Medical certificate required.
Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex sexual orientation gender identity national origin disability or protected veteran status.
This position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment random reasonable cause/suspicion post-accident).
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 contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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