Work for one of the nation's best ground and air medical programs. Named the 2020 Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).

AAMS Program of the Year LogoLifeFlight flight crew (nurses, critical care paramedics), critical care ground transport (AEMTs, Critical Care Paramedics, RNs), ground EMS (AEMTs and paramedics), event medicine (AEMTs and Paramedics), and communications (AEMTs and paramedics) staff positions are listed online at the Vanderbilt Human Resources site Jobline. Search keyword LifeFlight for current positions and job descriptions.

Positions that we may have open include Event Medicine AEMTs and Paramedics; Ground EMS AEMTs and Paramedics; Flight Medical Personnel (critical care paramedics and RNs); and Communications personnel. 


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Flight Nurse/Flight Paramedic

The minimum requirements to become a LifeFlight nurse are:

  • Three years ED/Critical Care experience (ideally at a Level I Trauma Center)
  • Pediatric experience greater than 640 hours if not included in above experience
  • Tennessee or National Registry: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P)
  • Certifications including BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP
  • One of the following: CEN, CCRN and/or CFRN certifications
  • Either a Trauma Nursing Core Course or a Transport Nurse Advanced Trauma Course (TNATC)
  • Strong preference for previous flight experience

The minimum requirements to become a LifeFlight paramedic are:
(flight crew, not ground division)

  • Job requires Graduate of an accredited discipline specific program
  • Three years of experience as a paramedic in an emergency setting (required) however five years is preferred
  • Certifications including BLS, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS or BTLS
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification (NRP) is required
  • Licensed Paramedic in TN and KY or the ability to obtain license in these areas
  • Tennessee Critical Care Paramedic (CCEMT-P) certification required and additionally Flight Paramedic Certification, (FP-C) preferred. FP-C certification is required within one year of employment
  • Strong preference for previous flight experience

LifeFlight Communications

Provides information and emergency notification to customers. Works with advanced communications systems. Practices continuous professional development and excellent customer service. Practices proactive operational support of the department.

Job requires Graduate of an accredited discipline specific program and 2 years of experience or the equivalent.

You must be a Licensed Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic in order to apply for an emergency communications position.

Pilots and Mechanics

Pilots and mechanics are employed by Air Methods Corporation. Current job openings and requirements are available at www.airmethods.com.