The Flight Medic provides flight medical support for an assigned program.
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
Provides health care services to patients under the direction and responsibility of a Physician Assistant,
Physician, or Nurse Practitioner.
Provides medical support as a flight medic during aero medical evacuations.
Examines patients, performs physical exams.
Documents and maintains patient records of services.
Performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations, management of infection, EKG’s,
Renders direct patient care, including assessing, diagnosing, planning, prescribing pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of health problems, health promotion and preventative care.
Applies scientific knowledge to human treatment responses to actual or potential health problems.
Participates in employee training and orientation programs.
Plans and prepares for aero medical evacuation missions.
Coordinates with operational mission planners for the safe evacuation of the patients from the originating mission to the destination facility.
Performs other qualified duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
Ability to develop and maintain excellent customer relationships.
In-depth knowledge of security and life-saving medical procedures.
Able to complete and pass a Class III Flying Duty Medical Examination if required.
Knowledge of advanced diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.
Knowledgeable of body recovery procedures, wound repair, to include anesthesia, nerve blocks, and suturing with proper aseptic technique.
Have knowledge of general sick call procedures, radiological (basic) analysis, material inventory principles.
Additional knowledge/skills may be required by contract or assignment.
Experience & Education
High school degree or equivalent.
Seven (7) or more years’ experience in the medical field as a medic dealing with lifesaving procedures.
Experience as a flight medic preferred; working knowledge of Forward Operating Location sanitary requirements to maintain a healthy working environment preferred.
National Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certification for United States citizen; certification must be current with all applicable education/recertification requirements completed.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Stand or walk on level and/or inclined surfaces up to eight (8) hours per day and sit for up to three (3) hours per day.
Routinely climb / descend stairs.
Physically fit and in overall good health without disabilities that may affect job performance.
Lift and carry one hundred twenty (120) pounds over a long distance.
Routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows / knees and reach above / below shoulders.
Distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
Complete immunizations appropriate to the theater of operations prior to employment.
May be required to attend and successfully complete weapons qualification, security training, psychological profiling and High Threat - Survival Escape and Evasion training prior to deployment.
Exposure to extreme noise from aircraft.
Exposure to fumes or airborne particles and work in close proximity to moving mechanical parts, aircraft and vehicles.
Living and working conditions at the assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable.
Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions.
Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally.